Sedating the child with congenital heart disease
Ketamine 1 mg/kg body weight was given just before shifting into the MRI machine.
After body positioning either Propofol (PK group) or Thiopentone (TK group) 1 mg/kg body weight was given slowly.
Respiratory distress was comparable in both the groups (16% vs 24%; p=0.480) whereas recovery time was significantly shorter for PK group (4.62 ± 0.53 vs 9.86 vs 1.28; p Dearlove O, Corcoran JP.
Sedation of children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging.
Comparison of efficacy of dexmed ketamine and a mixture of both pediatric MRI sedation failure rate. Adverse sedation events in paediatrics: analysis of medications used for sedation.