Part I: propofol, thiopental, sevoflurane, and isoflurane-A randomized, controlled trial of effectiveness.
PS Myles, JO Hunt, H Fletcher, J Smart, T Jackson
Anesth Analg | Published : 2000
UNLABELLED: When compared with thiopental and isoflurane, propofol and sevoflurane are associated with a faster return to wakefulness after anesthesia. Yet their wider usage in inpatient surgery has been restrained by concerns regarding their acquisition costs and by lack of studies demonstrating improved patient outcome. We randomly allocated 453 adult surgical inpatients to one of four anesthetic regimens (thiopental-isoflurane, propofol-isoflurane, propofol induction and maintenance, or sevoflurane induction and maintenance) and measured their rate and quality of recovery. We found no significant differences in the rate and quality of recovery between groups. Propofol was associated with ..View full abstract