Sunday, June 29, 2014

Q: What advantage propofol has as an induction agent in intubation?

Answer:  Propofol reduces airway resistance and can be a useful induction agent for intubation in patients with bronchospasm.


Eames WO, Rooke GA, Wu RS, Bishop MJ. Comparison of the effects of etomidate, propofol, and thiopental on respiratory resistance after tracheal intubation. Anesthesiology 1996; 84:1307.

Conti G, Ferretti A, Tellan G, et al. Propofol induces bronchodilation in a patient mechanically ventilated for status asthmaticus. Intensive Care Med 1993; 19:305.

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