Medications

Researchers find anesthetic can muddle specific memories

A team of researchers from Spain, the U.S. and the Netherlands has found that giving people propofol can lead to muddied memory recall of specific incidents. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group ...

Pediatrics

Ketamine + propofol speeds recovery for peds MRI sedation

(HealthDay)—Use of ketamine at induction followed by reduced propofol infusion rate for maintenance is associated with shorter recovery times for children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging with deep sedation, according ...

Neuroscience

General anesthetics do more than put you to sleep

A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery. It remains unclear how general anaesthesia works, even though it is one of the most ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shorter runway time linked to better colon cleansing

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing combined esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy with propofol sedation, shorter runway time is associated with better quality colon cleansing, according to a study published ...

Surgery

Review: Propofol relatively safe in endoscopic procedures

(HealthDay)—The risks of cardiopulmonary adverse events are similar for propofol sedation versus traditional agents in gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, with fewer complications associated with use in simple endoscopic ...

Medications

Doctors: US execution plan jeopardizing hospitals

Hundreds of anesthesiologists urged the state of Missouri on Monday not to use propofol in an upcoming execution, saying the fallout could jeopardize the availability of the anesthetic relied on by thousands of U.S. hospitals ...

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