Week in review (October 11-15)

Myron Yaster MD

Remembering the classics: midazolam v parental presence in the OR

Managing Preoperative Anxiety in Children

Robert H. Friesen MD

Original article:

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 Vinson MD

Original article:

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