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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2016 Dec;69(6):627-631. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2016.69.6.627
Kim SK , Song MH , Lee IJ , Lee JH , Choi IC .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. icchoi@amc.seoul.kr
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist that demonstrates anxiolytic and analgesic properties without inducing respiratory compromise, which makes it a suitable agent for procedural sedation and imaging studies. In our current case reports, intravenous dexmedetomidine infusion was used to provide sedation to 2 pediatric patients over more than 20 sessions of radiation therapy. On both occasions, dexmedetomidine provided adequate sedation without respiratory depression. However, the required dosage increased with repeated radiation therapy sessions.

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