Dexmedetomidine versus Midazolam-Fentanyl in Procedural Analgesia Sedation for Reduction of Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Author(s): Kambiz Masoumi, Seyyed Javad Maleki, Arash Forouzan, Ali Delirrooyfard*, Saeed Hesam.

Journal Name: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Volume 14 , Issue 4 , 2019

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Background: Shoulder joint dislocation is the most common dislocation of joints in the body. To reduce the anterior shoulder dislocation, it is necessary to have analgesia and sedation.

Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, patients were divided into two equal groups. Group I received midazolam-fentanyl (0.05 mg/kg fentanyl at a dose of 1 µg/kg) for 10 minutes and group II received dexmedetomidine (1 µg/kg in the initial dose and then 0.2 µg/kg/h) for 10 minutes. The levels of analgesia according to VAS criteria and the time to reach desired sedation were compared between the two groups.

Results: A total of 60 patients participated in this study. The time to reach the desired sedation was 8.60 ± 2.3 minutes in the dexmedetomidine group and 11.27 ± 3.57 minutes in the midazolamfentanyl group (p= 0.001). Also, the VAS score in both midazolam-fentanyl and dexmedetomidine groups was 3.3 ± 1.24 and 2.57 ± 0.9, respectively. The differences were statistically significant (p=0.015). There was significant relationship between the time to reach desired sedation and the level of analgesia. Moreover, there was no significant difference between patient age and the time to reach the desired level of analgesia. During this study, no side effect was observed.

Conclusion: The findings of this study show that dexmedetomidine provides a higher level of analgesia than midazolam-fentanyl. Moreover, it was also shown that dexmedetomidine causes quicker procedural sedation than midazolam-fentanyl.

Keywords: Dexmedetomidine, pain management, sedation, shoulder dislocation, randomized clinical trial, analgesia.

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Year: 2019
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DOI: 10.2174/1574887114666190809160419
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