PubMed | North Sichuan Medical College, Guangzhou University, Cincinnati Children Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati and Nanchong Central Hospital Nanchong
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of clinical and experimental medicine | Year: 2015
Children with cerebral palsy can demonstrate irritability following emergence from general anaesthesia. As well, an elevated rate of emergence delirium (ED) in children has been associated with the application of sevoflurane. The current studys intent is to administer dexmedetomidine, in a single dosage administration, at the initial phase of sevoflurane based anesthesia with regard to the occurrence and severity of ED in children afflicted with cerebral palsy. Participating in the study (American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II) are eighty children ranging in ages two through twelve years. They would be anaesthetised with sevoflurane based anesthesia while undergoing lower limb surgical procedures. The participants were equally distributed to either Group c or Group D. Group C was administered 10 ml saline 0.9%, and Group D was administered dexmedetomidine 0.5 gkg(-1). Five minutes prior to commencement of the surgical procedures, the participants received the prescribed pharmaceutical dosages under the anesthesia of sevoflurane. In order to sustain the BIS values in a range of 45 and 55, at 60 second increments, endtidal sevoflurane concentrations (ETsev) were modified. After conclusion of the surgical procedures, in post anesthesia care unit (PACU), the frequency of ED was gauged with Aonos four point scale and the severity of ED was gauged with pediatric anesthesia emergence delirium scale upon admission (T0), after intervals of five minutes (T5), fifteen minutes (T15) and thirty minutes (T30). Extubation time, emergence time and length of at stay at the PACU were assessed. Relative to Group C, participants of Group D exhibited noticeably shortened times of emergence, extubation and PACU duration of stay. Prior to surgical incision, ETsev was elevated in the control group, (1.90.2 vs 1.60.3; P = 0.023) and amid the initial 20 minutes following the surgical incision (1.60.2 vs 1.10.2; P = 0.016). At intervals of commencement, T0, of five minutes (T5) and fifteen minutes T15, Group D exhibited lower occurrences and severity of ED than those participants in Group C. Dexmedetomidine, given as a bolus dose post induction, was effective in reducing the occurrence and severity of emergence delirium in children with cerebral palsy who were undergoing lower limb surgical procedures under sevoflurane anaesthesia.