Perioperative dexmedetomidine for acute pain after abdominal surgery in adults

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  • Intervention

Authors

  • Luise Jessen Lundorf,

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    1. Herlev University Hospital, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Herlev, Denmark
    2. Hvidovre Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Hvidovre, Denmark
    • Luise Jessen Lundorf, Department of Paediatrics, Hvidovre Hospital, Kettegård alle 30, Hvidovre, 2650, Denmark. hansenluise@hotmail.com.

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  • Helene Korvenius Jørgensen,

    1. Lillebaelt Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Kolding, Denmark
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  • Ann Merete Møller

    1. Herlev University Hospital, The Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group, Rigshospitalet & Department of Anaesthesiology, Herlev, Denmark
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Our primary aim is to determine the analgesic efficacy and opioid-sparing effect of perioperative dexmedetomidine for acute pain after abdominal surgery in adults.

Secondary aims are to establish the effects of dexmedetomidine on PONV, gastrointestinal function and mobilization together with the side effect profile of dexmedetomidine.