Latest propofol Stories

2010-02-18 12:51:25

A team of researchers from the Canary Islands has developed a technique for automatically controlling anaesthesia during surgical operations. The new system detects the hypnotic state of the patient at all times and supplies the most appropriate dose of anaesthetic. "This is an efficient control technique which regulates anaesthesia in operating theatres by computer, with the aim of adapting the dose of the drug administered according to the individual characteristics of each patient", Juan...

2010-01-28 14:04:00

With recent reports addressing both the benefits and abuse of propofol, national standards must be followed to optimize clinical outcomes ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening and Care (also known as Preventing Colorectal Cancer.Org), a nonprofit organization, encourages public policymakers and others to participate in a well-rounded and objective discussion regarding how and when propofol/Diprivan (propofol)...

2010-01-22 13:46:50

Johns Hopkins study in hip fracture patients suggests 50 percent drop in risk of postoperative delirium A common complication following surgery in elderly patients is postoperative delirium, a state of confusion that can lead to long-term health problems and cause some elderly patients to complain that they "never felt the same" again after an operation. But a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that simply limiting the depth of sedation during procedures could safely cut the risk...

2009-12-03 15:01:58

Administration of propofol by nonanesthesiologists is safe; proper training and patient selection are crucial The worldwide safety experience of endoscopist-administered propofol sedation now exceeds 600,000 patients. The low rate of serious adverse events underscores the safety of nonanesthesiologist-administered propofol (NAAP) for gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, provided that it is administered by a team of individuals who have received training specific to the administration of propofol...

2009-11-16 08:00:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. today announced that LUSEDRA(TM) (fospropofol disodium) Injection is now available for use by persons trained in the administration of general anesthesia. LUSEDRA, an aqueous solution, is an intravenous sedative-hypnotic agent indicated for monitored anesthesia care (MAC) sedation in adult patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved LUSEDRA in December 2008. LUSEDRA is...

2009-10-01 13:23:00

A Los Angeles Coroner's report released Thursday says superstar singer Michael Jackson was fairly healthy when he died in June at the age of 50. The pop star's death was ruled a homicide after lethal levels of the anesthesia propofol were found in his system. His private physician is under investigation for administering the drug to Jackson in his home shortly before he died. The doctor has not, however, been charged with any crimes. TMZ quoted the newly released autopsy report as saying...

2009-09-16 10:35:44

The police investigation into Michael Jackson's June 25 death in Los Angeles is nearly finished, law enforcement sources told TMZ. Jackson's death at the age of 50 was declared a homicide after lethal levels of the anesthesia propofol were found in his system. Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered the drug to Jackson, has been under investigation, but no criminal charges have been brought against him. TMZ reported Wednesday that the case is expected to be presented to the Los Angeles...

2009-09-11 08:44:34

Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have identified the genetic region in rats responsible for cardiovascular collapse during anesthesia. While it is well known that people have different cardiovascular sensitivity to anesthesia causing some to collapse even when low doses are administered, the mechanism responsible for this susceptibility is not clear. "By identifying a genetic susceptibility for cardiovascular collapse to low dose propofol, our findings may provide...

2009-09-09 11:27:52

U.S. recording artist Janet Jackson says she hasn't been able to watch television in the weeks since her brother Michael's sudden death at the age of 50. It will drive you crazy, Usmagazine.com quoted Jackson as telling Harper's Bazaar for its October issue. People can have rhinoceros skin but there's a point when something's going to hurt you. Not everyone is stone, stone. I haven't watched the news in weeks. I had to ask my chef, 'How's Obama doing?' I haven't read a newspaper. On top of...

2009-09-09 09:51:43

Katherine Jackson is against the tribute concert being planned in her late son Michael Jackson's honor in Vienna, sources told TMZ. Michael's brother Jermaine is co-producing the event and intends to sing at the Sept. 26 show. However, insiders told the entertainment news Web site no other family members will attend or perform in Vienna because they, like Katherine, think the show's a bad idea since Michael had no special connection to Austria. One relative called the concert The Jermaine...

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