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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

2010-01-22 13:46:50

Johns Hopkins study in hip fracture patients suggests 50 percent drop in risk of postoperative delirium.

2009-12-03 15:01:58

Administration of propofol by nonanesthesiologists is safe; proper training and patient selection are crucial.

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.

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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.

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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.