Comparison of dexmeditomidine and propofol for hemodynamic and recovery characteristics in dilatation and curettage.

  • Raza Farrukh DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.
  • Waseem Sadiq Awan DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.
  • Ahmed Hassan Khan DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.
  • Asaad Rizwan Rana Doctors Trust Teaching Hospital Sargodha.
  • Ahmed Aziz Jilani DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.
  • Khalid Mahmood DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.
Keywords: Dexmeditomidine, Dilatation and Curettage, Propofol

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the hemodynamic and recovery characteristics of dexmeditomidine and propofol in dilatation and curettage. Study Design: Randomized control trial. Setting: Department of Anaesthesia, DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha. Period: March 2016 to December 2017. Material & Methods: Patients undergoing dilatation & curettage were randomly divided into two groups, group P received IV propofol 1.5mg/kg slowly over 5 min and group D received dexmeditomidine at a loading dose of 1µg/kg followed by 0.5 µg/kg/h. During the procedure blood pressure and heart rate were compared in both groups. In the recovery room, recovery time was compared in both groups by using modified aldrete score. Results: In Group D, the decrease in heart rate was statistically significant when compared with group P. Both groups showed a decrease in MAP but results were not statistically significant when compared in both groups. Patients in group D were discharged earlier from recovery room than group P and results were statistically significant. Conclusion: Dexmeditomodine provides better recovery than propofol so it is a suitable drug for day care minor surgical procedures. Similarly dexmeditomidine is superior to propofol by providing less respiratory depression intraopertaively.

Author Biographies

Raza Farrukh, DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.

MBBS, FCPS (Anaesthesia)

Assistant Professor

Waseem Sadiq Awan, DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.

MBBS, FCPS (Surgery)

Associate Professor

 

Ahmed Hassan Khan, DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.

MBBS, FCPS (Surgery)

Associate Professor

Asaad Rizwan Rana, Doctors Trust Teaching Hospital Sargodha.

MBBS, FCPS (Anaesthesia)

Assistant Professor

Ahmed Aziz Jilani, DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.

MBBS, FCPS (Surgery)

Senior Registrar

 

Khalid Mahmood, DHQ Teaching Hospital Sargodha.

MBBS, FCPS (Surgery)

Assistant Professor

Published
2020-06-10