The MENDS II Study Maximizing the Efficacy of Sedation and Reducing Neurological Dysfunction and Mortality in Septic Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Bogden Tiru, MD

Baystate Medical Center
Critical Care Unit
759 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01199 

The purpose of this study is to determine if sedation of mechanically ventilated severely septic patients with dexmedetomidine have improved outcomes compared to patients on propofol.
Adults 18 or older, in the ICU, on a mechanical ventilator and sedated, and has severe sepsis.
Lori-Ann Kozikowski, RN BSN