Monday, March 2, 2015

Q: Risk of Propofol infusion syndrome is high when used with following drugs in ICU?

A) Steroids
B) Epinephrine
C) Nor-Epinephrine
D) Dopamine
E) All of the above

Answer: E

Patients are more prone to develop propofol infusion syndrome if used after a prolonged infusion in combination with catecholamines and/or corticosteroids.

Vasile B, Rasulo F, Candiani A, Latronico N (2003). "The pathophysiology of propofol infusion syndrome: a simple name for a complex syndrome". Intensive Care Medicine 29 (9): 1417–25.

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