Navigation Links
Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators
Date:12/11/2007

Preliminary study finds dexmedetomidine caused less delirium,,,,

TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors routinely use sedatives on patients who are hooked up to mechanical ventilators in intensive care units, but some experts worry that too much sedation might slow down recovery and leave patients in an unnecessary fog.

Now, researchers report that by substituting a newer medication, dexmedetomidine (Precedex), for the more commonly used lorazepam (Ativan), doctors could reduce the amount of time patients experience delirium and coma. They also found a reduction in the length of time on mechanical ventilation and an improvement in survival, though these differences didn't reach the level of statistical significance.

"By changing the way we give medications, we may be able to improve outcomes," said study author Dr. Pratik Pandharipande, from the anesthesiology and critical care department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. His report is published in the Dec. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"By incorporating this sedative, patients had four more days alive without delirium or coma. They also had greater time off the mechanical ventilator and had shorter ICU stays. And, there was an important trend toward decreased mortality, about a 10 percent reduction in mortality," he said.

However, not everyone is convinced that the newer sedative is a significant improvement.

"This study reminds me of the importance in minimizing sedation. The principles of this study make sense to me, but the study is flawed. They started using 10 milligrams per hour of lorazepam, and it's a dose we don't use. It's a rarity to use a dose that high," said Dr. Kevin Grady, interim chief medical officer for St. John's Health System and director of pulmonary and critical care at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Grady said a more standard dose o
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Newer antidepressants led to less, not more, teen suicides
2. Newer Antibiotic Speeds TB Healing
3. Newer radiation treatment easier for some throat cancer patients
4. Newer Anticlotting Drug Safe, Effective for Heart Surgeries
5. Fish Oil Might Help Relieve MS
6. HIV Drug Might Fight Cancer
7. High and mighty: first common height gene identified by researchers behind obesity gene finding
8. Vitamin C Plus Fat Might Spur Cancer
9. Mathematics might save you a trip to the ER
10. Veggies Might Ward Off Age-Linked Vision Woes
11. Rating your pain from 0 to 10 might not help your doctor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators
(Date:9/19/2014)... -- Your brain structure could help predict how willing you ... Researchers at Yale University found those with greater volume in ... may be more likely to engage in risky behavior than ... study, funded by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, involved ... the Northeast. The researchers sought to determine how brain structure ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... By Alan Mozes ... (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients burdened by stress and ... for complications following their operation, a new study suggests. ... "deficit" appeared to have a nearly three times greater ... or good quality of life. "We,ve long known ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Cellular therapeutics using intact cells to treat and ... in medicine but it is hindered by the inability ... destination and persistence of these cells in patients without ... a paper published September 17 in the online journal ... University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, University ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... as frequently, and likely even more so, between ... a review of literature by Northwestern Medicine scientists. ... indicate that domestic violence affects 25 percent to ... However, a lack of representative data and underreporting ... true landscape, suggesting even higher rates. An estimated ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 20, 2014 As summer vacations end ... in Queens, NY now reminds area patients about the reality ... of our population affected by gum disease, there is simply ... For over 20 years Dr. Krishnan has treated patients with ... location. “Most patients that come in due to common symptoms ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior 2Health News:Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery 2Health News:Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery 3Health News:A better way to track emerging cell therapies using MRIs 2Health News:Domestic violence likely more frequent for same-sex couples 2Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 2Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 3
... obesity, diabetes ... and heart disease, MINNEAPOLIS/ST. ... Minnesota,s Tucker Center for Research on Girls &,Women in Sport shows ... in physical activity outside of organized,sports is declining, especially as they ...
... Get ready to feel good. That,s the,mantra for ... feel good these days. The national March of Dimes ... a debut fundraiser called,"Stork Tunes." Just in time for ... will fund the nonprofit,s efforts to give every baby ...
... research,organization, announced that it has opened a new office ... Alexey V. Kornilov as,General Manager of its Russian operations., ... the leadership of Alexey,V. Kornilov, MD and will be ... Kornilov brings over 10 years of clinical,experience to Chiltern ...
... of SEIU Staff Bused in to Smash Into Meeting to ... Break ... The California Nurses,Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee tonight condemned a ... Employees,International Union who smashed into a conference of union members ...
... Cancer Institute researchers have found that a tumor protein ... related to a poor prognosis. , The presence ... referred to as GRB-7, in breast cancer tumors, is ... cancer, according to principal investigator Shiuh-Wen Luoh, M.D., Ph.D., ...
... among women with HER2 malignancies, study shows , , SUNDAY, ... significantly reduced the risk of recurrence for patients who ... , This type of breast cancer, representing about one-quarter ... forms of the disease. In this group, the vaccine ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Girls in Sports at Record High, Yet Many Girls Fail to Meet Minimal Standards of Physical Activity, University of Minnesota Report Says 2Health News:Girls in Sports at Record High, Yet Many Girls Fail to Meet Minimal Standards of Physical Activity, University of Minnesota Report Says 3Health News:Northwest Songwriter Dean Backholm Featured on National March of Dimes CD 2Health News:Chiltern Opens a New Office in Russia 2Health News:CNA/NNOC: RNs Condemn Violent Service Union Attack at Michigan Event 2Health News:CNA/NNOC: RNs Condemn Violent Service Union Attack at Michigan Event 3Health News:OHSU Cancer Institute researchers find connection between protein, prognosis in breast cancer 2Health News:Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease 2Health News:Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has announced ... Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023" ... of this report, the human microbiome market is segmented by ... market is expected to be valued as $294 million in ... 22.3% within the forecast period of 2019-2023. The market is ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 UBM Medica US announces ... online community to help oncologists and other clinicians gain ... the use of targeted therapies and immunotherapies, discusses some ... treatment.  Every September, Blood Cancer ... raise awareness about blood cancers—helping to increase survival rates ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ... the following statement today in support of President ... "As the global leader in rapid diagnostics for ... national strategy to address the serious threat of antibiotic ... the Administration on initiatives to promote the development of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Human Microbiome (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023 2Global Human Microbiome (Diabetes, Obesity, Autoimmune, Cancer, Diarrhea, Mental Disorder) Market - Forecast to 2023 3OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 3OncoTherapy Network Highlights National Blood Cancer Awareness Month 4Alere Applauds President's Executive Order Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria 2
... LAIYANG, China , May 17 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ... pharmaceutical company with its principal operations in the People,s,Republic ... quarter,fiscal year 2010 ended March 31, 2010 . , ... -- Revenue was $25.6 million, a slight decrease of 0.6% ...
... Connecticut waterways may be safer from biomedical waste, thanks to ... CEDF, with loan-program partners, Connecticut ,s Department of Economic and Community and ... to a West Haven company that stems improper disposal of needles ... West Haven ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 2Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 3Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 4Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 5Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 6Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 7Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 8Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 9Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 10Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 11Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 12Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 13Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 14Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 15Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 16Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 17Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 18Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 19Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 20Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 21West Haven Firm Expands Biomedical Disposal Program with Community Economic Development Fund 2
... The MICROM CTM 6 is a highly efficient ... and Cytology laboratories. The instrument is capable ... with continuous slide rack loading capabilities. The slide ... 30 slides each. User intuitive operation is made ...
... Miniaturized robotic system for spinal procedures. The ... a highly accurate, easy-to-use solution that enables ... and minimum intervention. SpineAssist currently answers a ... use guidance devices in pedicle screw insertion ...
... The SENSAR® Acrylic IOL with OptiEdge offers ... long-term refractive stability, and excellent handling. The ... had no reports of vacuoles; the patented ... reflections and provide 360 degrees of contact ...
ACRYSOF® Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses are indicated for the replacement of the human lens to achieve visual correction of aphakia in patients sixty years and older. These lenses are inten...
Medicine Products: