Dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant during general anesthesia

Dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant during general anesthesia Journal of Anesthesia (2018) 32:313–315 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00540-018-2509-5 EDITORIAL Shinju Obara Received: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 12 May 2018 / Published online: 15 May 2018 © Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2018 Keywords Dexmedetomidine · General anesthesia · Intraoperative · Pain management Introduction the usefulness of dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to con- ventional general anesthesia using propofol or inhaled anes- Newly introduced anesthetic agents are sometimes clini- thetics and opioids has been investigated [3, 4]. With the cally used in cases of unapproved indication when the drug’s anesthetic-sparing property of dexmedetomidine, a reduc- mechanisms of action are considered to be reasonable. tion in individual doses of anesthetics is also expected to Dexmedetomidine, a highly selective α-2-adrenoceptor reduce side effects. agonist, has sedative and analgesic effects without respira- In the recent issues of the Journal of Anesthesia, a variety tory depression. In Japan, dexmedetomidine was approved of applications of dexmedetomidine that may possibly be in 2004 as a sedative in patients during and after mechani- clinical workable alternatives have been reported. cal ventilation in the intensive care setting. The frequency of dexmedetomidine use was low immediately after its introduction into clinical practice,[1] which may partly Pretreatment with dexmedetomidine be because its use was limited to up to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Anesthesia Springer Journals

Dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant during general anesthesia

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Copyright © 2018 by Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
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Medicine & Public Health; Anesthesiology; Pain Medicine; Intensive / Critical Care Medicine; Emergency Medicine
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0913-8668
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1438-8359
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10.1007/s00540-018-2509-5
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Journal of Anesthesia (2018) 32:313–315 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00540-018-2509-5 EDITORIAL Shinju Obara Received: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 12 May 2018 / Published online: 15 May 2018 © Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2018 Keywords Dexmedetomidine · General anesthesia · Intraoperative · Pain management Introduction the usefulness of dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to con- ventional general anesthesia using propofol or inhaled anes- Newly introduced anesthetic agents are sometimes clini- thetics and opioids has been investigated [3, 4]. With the cally used in cases of unapproved indication when the drug’s anesthetic-sparing property of dexmedetomidine, a reduc- mechanisms of action are considered to be reasonable. tion in individual doses of anesthetics is also expected to Dexmedetomidine, a highly selective α-2-adrenoceptor reduce side effects. agonist, has sedative and analgesic effects without respira- In the recent issues of the Journal of Anesthesia, a variety tory depression. In Japan, dexmedetomidine was approved of applications of dexmedetomidine that may possibly be in 2004 as a sedative in patients during and after mechani- clinical workable alternatives have been reported. cal ventilation in the intensive care setting. The frequency of dexmedetomidine use was low immediately after its introduction into clinical practice,[1] which may partly Pretreatment with dexmedetomidine be because its use was limited to up to

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Journal of AnesthesiaSpringer Journals

Published: May 15, 2018

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