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Remembering the classics: midazolam v parental presence in the OR
Managing Preoperative Anxiety in Children
Robert H. Friesen MD
Kain ZN, Mayes LC, Wang SM, Caramico LA, Hofstadter MB. Parental presence during induction of anesthesia versus sedative premedication. Anesthesiology 1998;89:1147-56 PMID: 9822003
Children receiving oral midazolam experienced significantly less anxiety and greater compliance during induction than children who either did not receive premedication or when parents were present.
David and Goliath: Inhalational anesthetics and dexmedetomidine
John Fiadjoe MD and Amy E. Vinson MD
Trends in Pediatric MRI sedation/anesthesia at a tertiary medical center over time. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 Sep;31(9):953-961. PMID: 34036674
Amy and John responded to a previous PAAD questioning the need for dexmedetomidine in MRI anesthesia. The count counter point is an ideal use of the PAAD.