Recent Advances in Anesthesiology

Volume: 3

An Update on the Sedative Agents on Awake Intubation

Author(s): Maria Aliaño Piña and Miguel Ángel Fernández Vaquero

Pp: 123-132 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811432385120030015

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The success of awake intubation depends on the ability of the anaesthesiologist and adequate sedation which promotes safe intubation in a cooperative patient. In order to achieve this, it is advisable to know the pharmacokinetics of the different drugs and choose those which you are more familiarised with.

Keywords: Awake fibreoptic intubation, Dexmedetomidine, Difficult airway, Fentanyl, Flexible bronchoscopy, Midazolam, Propofol, Remifentanil, Sedation, Sevoflurane, TCI.

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