Dexmedetomidine Improves Intubating Conditions Without Muscle Relaxants in Children After Induction With Propofol and Remifentanil

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(Abstracted from Anesth Analg, 121:785–790, 2015)

Excellent intubation conditions reduce the risk of postoperative laryngeal injury in pediatric patients. Although administration of propofol (3 mg/kg) and remifentanil (2 μg/kg) without muscle relaxants can provide excellent conditions, there is risk of corresponding increases in bradycardia or hypotension.

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