A 35-year-old male asked:
is 20 mcg/kg of iv propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? could he experience awareness?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr answered
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
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi answered
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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