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24 July 2022: Clinical Research

Safety of Dexmedetomidine as an Alternative Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Sedative: A Retrospective Single-Center Study

Kristina Liaudanskytė 1ABEF* , Ilona Razlevičė 2ABCDEF , Tomas Bukauskas 2ABCDEF , Vilija Stremaitytė 3BCDEF , Laura Lukošienė 2AEF , Andrius Macas 2ABCD

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.936599

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936599

Table 1 Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale.

Target RASS valueRASS description
+4CombativeCombative, violent, immediate danger to staff
+3Very agitatedPulls or removes tube(s) or catheter(s); aggressive
+2AgitatedFrequent non-purposeful movement, fights ventilator
+1RestlessAnxious, apprehensive but movements are not aggressive or vigorous
0Alert and calm
−1DrowsyNot fully alert, but has sustained awakening to voice (eye opening and contact greater than 10 seconds)
−2Light sedationBriefly awakens to voice (eye opening and contact less than 10 seconds)
−3Moderate sedationMovements or eye opening to voice (but no eye contact)
−4Deep sedationNo response to voice, but has movement or eye opening to physical stimulation
−5UnarousableNo response to voice or physical stimulation

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Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750