Dr. Glover is affiliated with
St. Luke S Hospital
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Texas Medical Center
UT Southwestern St. Paul Hospital
Publications & Research
|Dr. Glover has contributed to
||The Effect of Intraoperative Dexmedetomidine on Postoperative Analgesia and Sedation in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy.
||Anesthesia and Analgesia
The immediate postoperative period after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, one of the most common pediatric surgical procedures, is often difficult. These children frequently have severe pain but postoperative airway edema along with increased sensitivity to the respiratory-depressant effects of opioids may result in obstructive symptoms and hypoxemia. Opioid consumption may be reduced by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, but these drugs may be associated with increased bleeding after this operation. Dexmedetomidine has mild analgesic properties, causes sedation without respiratory depression, and does not have an effect on coagulation. We designed a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled study to determine the effects of intraoperative dexmedetomidine on postoperative recovery including pain, sedation, and hemodynamics in pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.