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Table 5 Emergence Agitation Scale (Sikich & Lerman, 2004)

From: Intranasal dexmedetomidine versus intranasal midazolam as pre-anesthetic medication in pediatric age group undergoing adenotonsillectomy

Score Description
1 Awake and calm, cooperative
2 Crying, requires consoling
3 Irritable/ restless, screaming, inconsolable
4 Combative, disoriented, thrashing
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