Lean tissue mass is a useful predictor of induction dose requirements for propofol.


The effect of age and sex on ED50 values for propofol was studied in 92 patients aged between 16 and 85 years. All doses were based on lean tissue mass (LTM). The end-point for loss of consciousness was loss of the ability to hold a light object. The mean of the ED50 values for males was 1.31 mg.kg LTM-1 and for females 1.28 mg.kg LTM-1. For males the ED50… (More)


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