Sedation of children for auditory brainstem response using ketamine-midazolam-atropine combination - a retrospective analysis

Tímea Bocskai, Adrienne Németh, Lajos Bogár, József Pytel

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Abstract

Authors investigated sedation quality in children for auditory brainstem response testing. Two-hundred and seventy-six sedation procedures were retrospectively analyzed using recorded data focusing on efficacy of sedation and complications. Intramuscular ketamine-midazolam-atropine combination was administered on sedation preceded by narcotic suppository as pre-medication. On using the combination vital parameters remained within normal range, the complication rate was minimal. Pulse rate, arterial blood pressure and pulse oxymetry readings were stable, hypoventilation developed in 4, apnoea in none of the cases, post-sedation agitation occurred in 3 and nausea and/or vomiting in 2 cases. Repeated administration of narcotic agent was necessary in a single case only. Our practice is suitable for the sedation assisting hearing examinations in children. It has no influence on the auditory brainstem testing, the conditions necessary for the test can be met entirely with minimal side-effects. Our practice provides a more lasting sedation time in children during the examination hence there is no need for the repetition of the narcotics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number178
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalSpringerPlus
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Children
  • Intramuscular
  • Ketamine
  • Sedation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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