The study was performed to investigate efficacy and tolerability of the association propofol-ketamine as alternative to propofol-fentanyl. Forty female, classified ASA I-II, aged 18-50 years and scheduled for short gynecologic procedures under general anesthesia were included in a comparative, randomized, single blind study. Patients were divided in two groups; in group K anesthesia was induced with propofol 1.5 mg/kg and ketamine 1 mg/kg i.v. In group F anesthesia was induced with propofol 2.5 mg/kg and fentanyl 1.5 micrograms/kg. Arterial blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR) and arterial O2 saturation (SATO2) were measured. Though preliminary, our data suggest that the association propofol-ketamine reach an adequate level of anesthesia with few and negligible effects on cardiorespiratory system, thus allowing a better operability and safety. The incidence of post operative psychotic disturbances seems to be low and moderate. We can't draw any definitive conclusion, but we think that other studies should be performed to clarify the possible role of ketamine in propofol anesthesia.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine