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is 20 mcg/kg of iv propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? could he experience awareness?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Trust you Doc: Yes. Trust your anesthesiologist. They will start with a low safe dose and increase it if necessary. They have ways of monitoring your childs level of sleep. I would have no concerns that the child will experience awareness during a cleft palate repair.
Answered on Jun 11, 2015
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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: I think you mean an infusion of continual Propofol given at a rate of 20ug/kg/min. That will result in moderate sedation, not GA.
Answered on Mar 2, 2015
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to Drs: That dose is not a real dose. If you have concerns about your baby's anesthetic, please discuss it with your anesthesiologist.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ask for an in person pre operative consultation with the anesthesia dept at the hospital your child is hashing surgery at..
Feb 2, 2015
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Dr. Zahid Ahmed commented
11 years experience Dentistry
As a parent I sympathize with concerns over treatment over our children. Be careful about overstepping ones role during medical care and always be sure to thoroughly discuss concerns you have with your doctors. Finally, when possible find a provider you can trust and put your faith in. Agreed here that you should discuss this with the anesthesiologist providing care.
Feb 2, 2015

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