advertiser banner advertiser banner
Digital Issues

Archive >  November, 2006 VII, No. 11

This Just In

MedPAC to ASCs' rescue?

Zzz Zzz

Sedation Safety
High Incidence of Airway Help Needed With Propofol
It may be time to treat propofol like a general anesthetic, according to a study presented at last month's American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in Chicago. Researchers at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas found that 70 percent of colonoscopy patients sedated with propofol required airway interventions - and that each of these patients required at least two interventions during the procedure - suggesting that propofol may not produce mere sedation after all.

 
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

DID YOU SEE THIS?

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

Jury Awards $45.6 Million in Pediatric Paralysis Case

Misplaced screws and cover-up were alleged.

Standardizing Pediatric Surgery Through Classifications

Levels of care clarify facilities' pediatric surgery abilities.

Maryland ASC Gearing Up for Overnight Stays

Doing so is within CMS guidelines, officials say.