Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 116-

In Response: Dexmedetomidine versus propofol in dilatation and curettage: An open-label pilot randomized controlled trial


GS Tomar 
 Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
G S Tomar
Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, 7th Floor, Neuroscience Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi
India




How to cite this article:
Tomar G S. In Response: Dexmedetomidine versus propofol in dilatation and curettage: An open-label pilot randomized controlled trial.Saudi J Anaesth 2016;10:116-116


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Tomar G S. In Response: Dexmedetomidine versus propofol in dilatation and curettage: An open-label pilot randomized controlled trial. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Aug 15 ];10:116-116
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Sir,

We read with interest article by Sethi et al., [1] in June, 2015 issue of Saudi Journal of Anesthesia. Authors compared patient's and surgeon's satisfaction score and hemodynamics after D and C procedure by using dexmedetomidine infusion and propofol boluses among patients.

We have few queries related to their mentioned statement in methodology and discussion part.

Authors did not measure any type of parameter for analgesia provided in both the groups and still were able to measure patient's and surgeon's satisfaction score. Moreover, the foremost thing to be asked by anesthetist or surgeon from the patient after any surgical or invasive procedure is about the satisfaction in terms of pain control/analgesia.Did the authors have any rescue analgesia strategy in their methodology? We didn't find any but of rescue sedation. However, in discussion section authors stated that "Group D had higher satisfaction scores both for patients and surgeon. As propofol sedation in this study was associated with lower patient satisfaction and more use of rescue analgesic. [1]" In contrast with an recently published similar (to some extent) study. [2]

References

1Sethi P, Sindhi S, Verma A, Tulsiani KL. Dexmedetomidine versus propofol in dilatation and curettage: An open-label pilot randomized controlled trial. Saudi J Anaesth 2015;9:258-62.
2Tomar GS, Singh F, Ganguly S, Gaur N. Is dexmedetomidine better than propofol and fentanyl combination in minor day care procedures? A prospective randomised double-blind study. Indian J Anaesth 2015;59:359-64.