Propofol patient-controlled sedation during hip or knee arthroplasty in elderly patients.

@article{Ganapathy1997PropofolPS,
  title={Propofol patient-controlled sedation during hip or knee arthroplasty in elderly patients.},
  author={Sugantha Ganapathy and Ian A Herrick and Adrian W. Gelb and Jennifer Kirkby},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1997},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={385-9}
}
PURPOSE Little information is available regarding the use of patient-controlled sedation (PCS) among the elderly. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of propofol PCS among elderly patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty. METHODS Forty patients, aged 65-78 yr, undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty under regional anaesthesia were randomized to receive propofol PCS (dose = 0.3 mg.kg-1, delay = three min; n = 20) or anaesthetist-administered midazolam-fentanyl sedation (n = 20… CONTINUE READING