Saturday, August 6, 2011

Midazolam vs Dexmetomidine in ICU

Here is yet another study which points directly at Midazolam as the culprit in ICU delirium. I DID NOT WRITE THIS! Here's the link;Dexmedetomidine Reduces Delirium Compared With Midazolam in ICU Patients I have another article up on this blog about the danger of developing delirium in the ICU due to sedation. Delirium isn't something that is an innocuous part of being in a hospital. It is a serious and life threatening problem!

Also in this article is information on how Versed can cause tachycardia and high blood pressure. I add this to show how the medical community will go to any lengths to defend Versed use, to the point that they will lie about these particular side effects of Versed. My personal experience is that my blood pressure and heart rate shot up immediately upon injection of Versed. In the study cited in this post their findings are like mine. Unfortunately Versed pushers can't claim that Versed is so very relaxing in the face of findings like this study shows, so they simply deny that this is true. This is a dangerous precedent to set in regards to a particular drug!

The whole premis of Versed being "relaxing" is flawed. How can it be relaxing when the patient is aware and awake, suffering through a procedure while being treated to indifference and laughter from their caregivers? The HOPE that the patient will remember nothing of the torture, and the thought that their suffering doesn't matter because of this hope is beyond cruel.

PS It wasn't an NP that wrote the article... Go figure!

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