Dexmedetomidine as an Anaesthetic Adjunct in Patients Undergoing Elective Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Dexmedetomidine as an Anaesthetic Adjunct in Patients Undergoing Elective Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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A: Very good


Abstract & Keywords

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Tools and Methods

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Discussion & Conclusion

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The Discussion puts forth the rationale for taking up the study, effectively describes the relevant literature and enlists the implications of the findings from the present study in that context. The Methods and Results are adequately described. The study is well supported with briefly explained tables. The Conclusion is consistent with the evidences presented in this article. It states that dexmedetomidine is a viable option as an anaesthetic adjunct in a loading dose of 1µg/Kg followed by an infusion of 0.6 µg/Kg. The study aptly recommends further research to show if this provides any outcome benefits.



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Further comments on the paper

Comments: This study aims to study the hemodynamic profile of dexmedetomidine during induction and distal anastomosis of coronary arteries in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) in comparison to the institutional practice of using midazolam. The major drawbacks of dexmedetomidine are its propensity to cause bradycardia and hypotension. The hemodynamic parameters during distal anastomosis of individual vessels have been reported in the present study. Dexmedetomidine based anaesthesia has been shown to decrease isoflurane requirements to maintain hemodynamic parameters within predetermined limits and therefore, dexmedetomidine is well appreciated as an anaesthetic adjunct with consistent results that it reduces anaesthetic requirements.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Sanjula Virmani
Director Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, GB Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Mon 06, Sep 2021
Accepted: Wed 22, Sep 2021
Published: Wed 13, Oct 2021
© 2023 Sanjula Virmani. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.ACR.2021.02.02