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Moving away from benzodiazepine as a primary sedative in the intensive care unit; is clonidine a viable alternative?

Paul M. Szumita, David P. Reardon

Citation Information : Szumita PM, Reardon DP. Moving away from benzodiazepine as a primary sedative in the intensive care unit; is clonidine a viable alternative?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (7):419-420.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.136068

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2006

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


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