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Effects of intrathecal dexmedetomidine on shivering after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section: a double-blind randomized clinical trial

Overview of attention for article published in Drug Design, Development and Therapy, April 2017
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Title
Effects of intrathecal dexmedetomidine on shivering after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section: a double-blind randomized clinical trial
Published in
Drug Design, Development and Therapy, April 2017
DOI 10.2147/dddt.s131866
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Authors

Karim Nasseri, Negin Ghadami, Bijan Nouri

Abstract

Shivering is among the common troublesome complications of spinal anesthesia (SA), and causes discomfort and discontentment in parturients undergoing cesarean sections (CSs). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of intrathecal dexmedetomidine in the prevention of shivering in those who underwent CS under SA. Fifty parturients planned for elective CSs under SA were enrolled in this prospective, double-blinded, controlled study and randomly divided into two equal groups. Spinal block was achieved with 12.5 mg 0.5% heavy bupivacaine plus 5 μg dexmedetomidine (BD group) or 0.5 mL 0.9% normal saline (BN group). The incidence and intensity of shivering, peripheral and core body temperature, hemodynamic parameters, and adverse events was recorded. The incidence of shivering was significantly higher in the BN group (52%) than the BD group (24%) (P=0.04). Likewise, the intensity of shivering was significantly higher in the BN group than the BD group (P=0.04). The incidence of adverse events, such as hypotension, nausea/vomiting, and bradycardia, was not significantly different between the two groups, although the grade of sedation was higher in the BD group than the BN group (P=0.004). We conclude that intrathecal dexmedetomidine is effective in lowering the incidence and intensity of shivering in parturients undergoing CSs under SA without major adverse effects.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 62 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 9 15%
Researcher 7 11%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Student > Master 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 11 18%
Unknown 19 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 19 31%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,685,120
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Outputs from Drug Design, Development and Therapy
#466
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#106,096
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Outputs of similar age from Drug Design, Development and Therapy
#12
of 47 outputs
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