J Clin Anesth 2021 Apr 5;72:110284. Epub 2021 Apr 5.
Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany; Department of Anesthesiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA. Electronic address:
Study Objective: Dexmedetomidine, which is commonly used for procedural sedation and as adjunct to general anesthesia for ambulatory procedures, may affect patient discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). We hypothesized that intraoperative dexmedetomidine use in ambulatory surgery is associated with delayed discharge from the PACU and that this is modified by surgical duration and anesthesia type.
Design: Retrospective cohort study. Read More