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2011-01-04 00:00:37

An expert on the use of propofol who has been interviewed by leading publications on the death of Michael Jackson is confident Dr. Conrad Murray will be ordered to stand trial at the Jan. 4 preliminary hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court. "There is no question in my mind but that the prosecution will be able to establish probable cause that Dr. Murray should stand trial in the death of Michael Jackson," predicts Dr. Barry Friedberg, M.D. and author of Getting Over Going Under: 5...

2010-12-21 11:22:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has offered input to help smooth implementation of proposed new federal guidelines on a useful and effective induction agent, propofol. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has proposed making propofol a Schedule IV drug. In a letter to the DEA today, the AVMA has offered input to help the DEA keep this effective drug, which typically causes few side effects when used appropriately...

2010-12-20 11:16:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium Services LLC, announced the addition of Propofol to its custom operating room anesthesia syringe preparation services. PharMEDium is the first compounder to offer Propofol in a pre-labeled, single patient, ready-to-use, tamper evident syringe admixture system. Healthcare organizations recognize benefits of PharMEDium's prefilled operating room syringes including compliance with regulatory requirements for proper labeling of all...

2010-12-07 07:06:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- About 80 percent of the surgeries performed in the U.S. put patients at risk of being inflicted with delirium, dementia or death because a brain monitor is not used by the anesthesiologist. That is one of the secrets unveiled in a new book recently published by Dr. Barry Friedberg, an acclaimed anesthesiologist who has become a much sought-after expert on the role of propofol in Michael Jackson's death. "The simple use of a brain...

2010-10-19 17:19:59

Procedural sedation and analgesia is an essential element of care for children requiring painful procedures in the emergency department. The practice of combining ketamine and propofol, two common medications used in emergency departments, has become more popular. However, until recently, it was unclear whether this practice was superior to the use of either agent alone, especially in children. Research led by Drs. Amit Shah, Gregory Mosdossy and Michael Rieder of the Schulich School of...

2010-07-07 12:00:00

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L), is offering for sale a patent portfolio related to the advanced drug formulation technology Captisol® owned by CyDex Pharmaceuticals Inc. The portfolio contains two US-issued patents and fifteen related foreign counterparts covering two important close-to-market, 505(b)(2), Captisol-enabled product opportunities: Captisol-enabled Fosphenytoin and...

2010-06-09 21:11:55

Study by former NIH department chief provides ethics guidance for future children's research A new study finds that propofol, a well-known anesthesia medication, has a low occurrence of adverse events for children undergoing research-driven imaging studies. The study, led by a pediatric anesthesiologist now at Children's National Medical Center, showed a low incidence of adverse events and no long term complications when propofol was used to sedate children for imaging studies that require...

2010-05-21 12:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that a new clinical study published in the May 2010 issue of Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica shows that Masimo pleth variability index (PVI) can be used to help clinicians assess risk for mean arterial pressure (MAP) decreases and subsequent hypotension during anesthesia administration. Researchers...

2010-05-03 07:45:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery today announced that the SEDASYS® System, the first computer-assisted personalized sedation (CAPS) system, was granted a CE Mark for the European Union for routine colonoscopy and screening of the upper gastrointestinal tract (EGD procedures), and Health Canada granted regulatory approval for the SEDASYS® System for use by healthcare professional teams during routine colonoscopy. The...

2010-03-03 13:50:30

Propofol is safe for advanced endoscopic procedures with a low rate of sedation-related adverse events when administered by a trained professional, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. "This is the first paper to report the frequency of airway modifications (AMs) associated with propofol use in endoscopy. We believe that the need to perform AMs highlights the importance of a...


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