A 78yo female s/p laryngoscopy/bronchoscopy is confused and somnolent.  The procedure lasted 15 minutes, she received no opiates, and was maintained/induced with propofol only.  She did, however, receive 2mg of Versed preoperatively, after which she became heavily sedated.

(note, all residents should have access to Anesthesiology articles online if they receive the journal.  Many other journals are available with a USF account through MD Consult...just access it from the departmental home page)
  1. Pharmacodynamic/pharmacokinetic summary (pdf file)

Last updated 5/27/03 by Roy G. Soto, M.D.
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