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Table 2 Details of administered dexmedetomidine and sedation

From: A comparison between dosages and plasma concentrations of dexmedetomidine in clinically ill patients: a prospective, observational, cohort study in Japan

Drug treatment N = 40
 Duration of infusion (h) 18.5 (10, 46.25) [range 3–87]
 Plasma concentrations (ng/ml) 1.05 ± 0.56 [range 0.22–2.50]
 Dosages (μg/kg/h) 0.41 (0.30, 0.58) [range 0.20–0.83]
 Combined administration  
  No drug 14 (35 %)
  1 drug 18 (45 %)
  2 drugs 6 (15 %)
  3 or more drugs 2 (5 %)
    Fentanyl 23 (57.5 %)
    Midazolam 3 (7.5 %)
Intubation 26 (65 %)
RASS  
1 0 (0 %)
0 16 (40 %)
-1 5 (12.5 %)
-2 6 (15.0 %)
-3 6 (15.0 %)
-4 4 (10.0 %)
-5 3 (7.5 %)
  1. Values are mean ± SD or median (interquartile range) or number (%).