Sedation in pediatric patients

Santhanam Suresh*, Steven C. Hall

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Sedation is being used increasingly in children to allay anxiety and discomfort. Sedation can also increase the efficiency of performing both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children. There are a wide array of available sedation methods that are used by radiologists, gastroenterologists, hematologists/oncologists and emergency room physicians everyday. Indiscriminate use of sedatives has led to seizures, respiratory arrests and death in a variety of practice settings. With improved monitoring capability, more potent drugs and better understanding of the pharmacokinetics in children, it is possible to provide better care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • monitors
  • pharmacology of sedatives
  • sedation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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