Health

Sedative may prevent delirium in the ICU

A low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium in critically ill patients, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and ...

Cardiology

DEX doesn't reduce mortality in those with sepsis on ventilator

(HealthDay)—For patients with sepsis requiring mechanical ventilation, dexmedetomidine is not associated with a reduction in mortality or ventilator-free days, according to a study published online March 21 in the Journal ...

Neuroscience

Primitive consciousness emerges first as you awaken from anesthesia

Awakening from anesthesia is often associated with an initial phase of delirious struggle before the full restoration of awareness and orientation to one's surroundings. Scientists now know why this may occur: primitive consciousness ...