Dexmedetomidine in Pediatric Tonsillectomy

NCT ID: NCT01057381


Title
Dose Response Relationship of Dexmedetomidine in Decreasing Post Operative Analgesic Requirements in the Pediatric Tonsillectomy Patient
Purpose
The hypothesis of this study is that the administration of an intra-operative dose of dexmedetomidine will result in adequate analgesia without respiratory depression thereby resulting in an early discharge from the post anesthetic care unit following adenotonsillectomy.
Details
Dexmedetomidine, an alpha 2 agonist provides some analgesia without respiratory depression. Children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy occasionally have episodes of respiratory obstruction in the recovery room following administration of opioids. As dexmedetomidine provides some analgesia without respiratory depression,an intra-operative dose of dexmedetomidine may provide adequate analgesia without significant side effects thereby allowing for quick post operative recovery.
Conditions
Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy, Post Operative Analgesia
Keywords
Adenotonsillectomy, Postoperative analgesia, Pediatrics
Source
Baylor College of Medicine
Sponsors
Baylor College of Medicine
Status
Completed
Acronym
Last Updated
08 Aug 2012
URL
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Locations
United States