Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Effective Loading Dose of Dexmedetomidine to Induce Adequate Sedation in Parturients Undergoing Caesarean Section Under Spinal Anaesthesia

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Department of Urology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China

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Department of Urology, Changchun Shuang Yang District Hospital, Changchun, China

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Department of Anaesthesiology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2017; 45: 260-263
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2017.04578
Read: 517 Downloads: 214 Published: 24 September 2019

Objective: To calculate the effective dose (ED) of dexmedetomidine for caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia.

Methods: Consecutive parturients scheduled for caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia were included. The loading dose of dexmedetomidine was evaluated using the up-and-down method, starting at 1.0 µg kg−1 and a step size of 0.1 µg kg−1. The loading dexmedetomidine was administrated by the venous route for 10 min, and afterwards a maintenance dose began at a rate of 0.3 µg kg−1 h−1 in all parturients. Adequate sedation was defined as a Ramsay sedation score ≥3. The ED50 and ED95 of loading dexmedetomidine were calculated using probit regression.

Results: The ED50 and ED95 of loading dexmedetomidine for adequate sedation were 0.82 µg kg−1 (95% confidence intervals [CI] 0.73–0.89 µg kg−1) and 0.96 µg kg−1 (95% CI 0.90–1.39 µg kg−1), respectively.

Conclusion: The ED50 and ED95 of loading dexmedetomidine to achieve adequate sedation were 0.82 µg kg−1 and 0.96 µg kg−1 for caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia.

 

Cite this article as: Wang J, Han Z, Zhou H, Wang N, Ma, H. Effective Loading Dose of Dexmedetomidine to Induce Adequate Sedation in Parturients Undergoing Caesarean Section Under Spinal Anaesthesia. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2017; 45: 260-3

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