Effect of Dexmedetomidine on Microcirculation in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
Dexmedetomidine administration for minor procedure, such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, provides good quality of sedation and analgesia. Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective α2-adrenergic receptor agonist which causes sedative effects and reduces opioid requirements in the perioperative period. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy may cause pain and result in tachycardia and vasoconstriction-related hypertension. Surgical or procedural stress may induce inflammation and it may cause further microthrombosis. Both vasoconstriction and microthrombosis will alter the microcirculatory status. Dysfunction of microcirculation may impair tissue perfusion and result in organ dysfunction. Dexmedetomidine may induce vasodilation by slow intravenous infusion for sedation. Dexmedetomidine may also reduce inflammation. After reviewing the literature, the investigators found that the effect of dexmedetomidine on microcirculation was not well investigated. By application of the non-invasive technique of sidestream dark field imaging, the investigators can investigate the vessel density, percentage of perfused vessels, and microvascular flow index on sublingual vessels.
The goal of this study is to identify the effect of dexmedetomidine on sublingual microcirculation in patient undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
|Official Title:||Effect of Dexmedetomidine on Microcirculation in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy|
- Microcirculation status [ Time Frame: 120min ]Microcirculation examination
|Study Start Date:||August 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01179438
|National Taiwan University Hospital, anesthesiology department|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|