Last updated on June 2018

Intranasal Dexmedetomidine Sedation and Analgesia During Pediatric Emergency Room Procedures

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Pain | Anesthesia | Acute Pain Service
  • Age: Between 1 - 12 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pediatric patients aged 1-12 years at the Oulu University Hospital emergency room who would benefit from sedative medication during small painful procedures like i.v. cannulation or lumbar puncture are asked to take part in our study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to dexmedetomidine or any supplementary elements of the Dexdor-solution
  • II or III degree AV-blockage without pacemaker
  • Uncontrollable hypotension
  • Stroke
  • Critically ill patients who are admitted to the PICU
  • Patients with clear cardiac or respiratory dysfunction
  • Lowered level of consciousness
  • Patients with increased risk of apnoeic events due to neurologic or metabolic conditions or extreme obesity
  • A single patient can only take part in this study once.

Recruitment Status: Open

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