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Oral DEX Premedication Improves GA Mask Induction


Background: Mask induction is commonly used to induce general anesthesia (GA) in pediatric patients. Little research exists on the use of the novel sedative dexmedetomidine (DEX) to attenuate patient distress during GA induction. Objective: To determine the effect of oral DEX premedication for children undergoing GA for dental procedures. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Methods: Data for 100 ASA I children aged 2 to 6 years, scheduled to receive GA for full-mouth dental rehabil more...
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