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Dexmedetomidina intramuscolo per l’elettroencefalografia in sedazione del paziente autistico

Stefano Amoroso1, Federico Poropat2, Giorgio Cozzi2, Raffaella Devescovi2, Egidio Barbi1,2

1Universitŕ di Trieste
2IRCCS Materno-Infantile “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste

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Intramuscular dexmedetomidine for electroencephalography under sedation in an autistic patient: a case report

Key words: Sedation, Dexmedetomidine, Autism spectrum disorders, Electroencephalography

An 11-year-old autistic girl was admitted to the Emergency Room for a self-resolving episode of seizure. An electroencephalogram (EEG) under sedation was easily performed with the administration of intramuscular dexmedetomidine. Patients with autism spectrum disorder are difficult to manage, even when they undergo non-invasive painless procedures that need a minimal collaboration, such as EEG study, so sedation may be required. A growing literature has been showing the efficacy and safety of dexmedetomidine sedation in EEG. This case report highlights the safety and efficacy of this therapeutic option in children with neurobehavioral disorders in the Emergency Room setting.

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S. Amoroso, F. Poropat, G. Cozzi, R. Devescovi, E. Barbi Dexmedetomidina intramuscolo per l’elettroencefalografia in sedazione del paziente autistico. Medico e Bambino pagine elettroniche 2018;21(7) https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=CCO1807_10.html

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