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