Saturday, November 30, 2019

Magnesium for Sedation in Mechanically Ventilated Patients?

This is cool, really cool. We need more data, but this is a great start. I learned a lot of basic science from reading the introduction as well as discussion on this article and it all makes sense. I don't see myself using this anytime soon until there's a study where they add magnesium to a different agent that's not midazolam because I do not use benzodiazepines in my practice for sedation unless there are extreme cases.

I encourage you read this article yourself as it's interesting and I don't want to divulge too much out of respect for the authors.

-EJ



Link to Abstract

Link to FREE FULL PDF

Altun, Dilek. (2019). Can we use Magnesium for sedation in Intensive Care Unit for critically ill patients; Is it as effective as other sedatives?. Ağrı - The Journal of The Turkish Society of Algology. 31.

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