Sedative Medications: Challenging to Predict Clinical Effectiveness in Some Mechanically Ventilated Patients

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This pilot study reports that dexmedetomidine might be the sedative of choice for less ill mechanically ventilated ICU patients who take antidepressant medications at home.


Smithburger PL, et al. Patient predictors of dexmedetomidine effectiveness for sedation in intensive care units. Am J Crit Care 2014;23: 160-165.

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