Tag: propofol

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Patients with refractory status epilepticus (RSE) treated with continuous intravenous anesthetic drugs (cIVADs) may benefit from early initiation of such therapy. wWhen cIVADs are applied in RSE, prescribing them early may positively impact outcome, probably by shorter seizure duration and apparently mainly in those patients who do not have a severe RSE etiology dominating their prognosis. Fifty-three (68.8%) patients received cIVADs within the first 48... Read More | Comment
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Propofol, dexmedetomidine, and opioids are commonly used for patients requiring continuous sedation or analgesia, such as for those receiving mechanical ventilation. Although these medications are generally safe, some may be unable to tolerate them due to hemodynamic status. Ketamine is a rapid acting, dissociative anesthetic used frequently in the emergency department for sedation and, more recently, pain relief. Ketamine use during procedural sedation in the... Read More | Comment
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With exponential growth in the number of procedures being done under anesthesia, especially in the gastrointestinal suite, providers are wondering about the best way to provide safe, efficient and affordable care but also prevent adverse events (AEs), such as aspiration. A review of the current gastroenterology literature about AEs using propofol sedation reveals some insights and tips. Read More | Comment