Medications with different qualities are commonly coadministered to compensate for any shortcomings.For example, midazolam is primarily an anxiolytic with some amnestic qualities that is often mixed with fentanyl, primarily an analgesic.One of the most important goals of clinicians is patient comfort.When patients present to the emergency department (ED), treating the pain and anxiety that accompany the chief complaint are critical to patient satisfaction and quality of care.In addition, this class of drugs produces amnesia and has anticonvulsant actions. Their most significant adverse effect is respiratory depression and subsequent hypoxemia.
Be cautious when giving a hepatically metabolized benzodiazepine (eg, midazolam) to a patient with cirrhosis.Young children with dental pain and/or infection require treatment at any age—sometimes that means your child will need to go under general anesthesia or sedation. Some dental procedures require your child to lie completely still, there may be a lot to fix, or the noise of the drill may be scary.The goal is always to provide the safest, most pain-free treatment.She went to medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, where she also did her residency.Her fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology was completed at Denver's Children Hospital. Agarwal spent over 20 years at the Children's Hospital of Colorado where she was the pediatric Anesthesia Program Director, former Acute Pain Service Director.