Comparison of dexmedetomidine and benzodiazepine for intraoperative sedation in elderly patients: a randomized clinical trial.


Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital Servidor Público Estadual-Instituto de Assistência Médica ao Servidor Público Estadual, São Paulo, Brazil [Email]


Elderly individuals have a greater sensitivity to sedation, and the most commonly used drugs for sedation are benzodiazepines, which exhibit some complication. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the use of dexmedetomidine and midazolam regarding proper sedation and postoperative complications in elderly individuals who require intraoperative sedation.


clinical trial,conscious sedation,dexmedetomidine,geriatric assessment,regional anesthesia,