A Comparison of IV Dexmedetomidine and Midazolam for Sedation in Patients under Neuraxial Anaesthesia
Author(s): U. Juvairiya Banu *
The Sedation reduces the postoperative recall of intra operative events. In the present study, total of 60 cases were included ; of which 30 were in group D for whom sedation with inj.Dexmedetomidine was given intravenously after neuraxial blockad e, and 30 in group. A significant decrease m pulse rate and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) were observed .when compared with baseline m both groups throughout the surgery but the fall in pulse rate and MAP was greater with Dexmedetomidine infusion up to 45 minutes after spinal anaesthesia when compared with Midazolam Dexmedetomidine in Group D showed a better grade of Ramsay's Sedation score compared to inj. Midazolam in Group M. Dexmedetomidine for sedation was safe and feasible compared to Midazolam.