Fassoulaki_1997_Can.J.Anaesth_44_1148

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Title : Physostigmine increases the dose of propofol required to induce anaesthesia - Fassoulaki_1997_Can.J.Anaesth_44_1148
Author(s) : Fassoulaki A , Sarantopoulos C , Derveniotis C
Ref : Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia , 44 :1148 , 1997
Abstract :

PURPOSE This prospective, randomized, double-blind study was performed to determine the effect of administration of physostigmine on the dose of propofol required to produce loss of consciousness. METHODS: Forty female unpremedicated patients were assigned in a random blind design to receive either 2 mg physostigmine or equal volume of normal saline i.v. five minutes before induction of anaesthesia with propofol. All patients received general anaesthesia for breast surgery. Propofol was infused at a constant rate of 200 ml.hr-1 while patients were breathing oxygen 100% via a face mask. In each patient the dose of propofol required to produce loss of the ability to grasp a 20 ml syringe was recorded as the end-point of loss of consciousness. At this point the protocol was terminated and, after intubation of the trachea, anaesthesia was maintained with a nitrous oxide-isoflurane or sevoflurane mixture in oxygen, increments of an opioid and a muscle relaxant. Doses of anaesthetic drugs and duration of anaesthesia varied and depended on the type of breast surgery, determined by frozen section. RESULTS: The mean +/- SD dose of propofol required to produce loss of consciousness was 2.4 +/- 0.6 mg.kg-1 and 2.0 +/- 0.4 mg.kg-1 in the physostigmine and in the normal saline groups respectively (P = 0.014). CONCLUSION: Physostigmine pretreatment increases the dose of propofol required to produce loss of consciousness.

PubMedSearch : Fassoulaki_1997_Can.J.Anaesth_44_1148
PubMedID: 9398952

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Fassoulaki A, Sarantopoulos C, Derveniotis C (1997)
Physostigmine increases the dose of propofol required to induce anaesthesia
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 44 :1148

Fassoulaki A, Sarantopoulos C, Derveniotis C (1997)
Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 44 :1148