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DEX Appears Promising for Pediatric Procedural Sedation


Background: Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a potent α-2 agonist with sedative properties that mimic sleep. It has become a drug of interest for sedation providers outside of the operating room (OR), because it offers a safety profile similar to midazolam and ketamine. The intranasal (IN) delivery offers the advantages of easy administration with a lower risk of respiratory depression and hemodynamic changes. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of IN DEX for procedural se more...
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