Clonidine for the prevention of emergence agitation in young children: Efficacy and recovery profile

  • Malviya S
  • Voepel-Lewis T
  • Ramamurthi R
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Abstract

Emergence agitation (EA) is a common postoperative problem in young children who have received sevoflurane and isoflurane for general anesthesia. This randomized, double-blinded study evaluated the efficacy of intraoperative clonidine in reducing EA, and describes its recovery profile.

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  • Clonidine
  • Emergence agitation
  • Young children

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Authors

  • Shobha Malviya

  • Terri Voepel-Lewis

  • Radhamangalam J. Ramamurthi

  • Constance Burke

  • Alan R. Tait

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