This is cool, really cool. We need more data, but this is a great start. I would not call this the most robust study I have ever seen regarding the care of patients in the intensive care unit. I learned a lot of basic science from reading the introduction as well as discussion on this article and it all makes sense. I don’t see myself using this anytime soon until there’s a study where they add magnesium to a different agent that’s not midazolam because I do not use benzodiazepines in my practice for sedation unless there are extreme cases.
I encourage you read this article yourself as it’s interesting and I don’t want to divulge too much out of respect for the authors. To learn more about non-opioid pain management, CLICK HERE.
Altun D, Eren G, Cetingok H, Hergünsel GO, Çukurova Z. Can we use magnesium for sedation in the intensive care unit for critically ill patients: Is it as effective as other sedatives? Agri. 2019 Apr;31(2):86-92. English. doi: 10.14744/agri.2019.59244. PMID: 30995329.
Link to Article
Link to FULL FREE PDF
Although great care has been taken to ensure that the information in this post is accurate, eddyjoemd, LLC shall not be held responsible or in any way liable for the continued accuracy of the information, or for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies, or for any consequences arising therefrom.