Journal article

Cardiac output and propofol concentrations in prone surgical patients

K Leslie, CY-X Wu, AR Bjorksten, DL Williams, G Ludbrook, E Williamson

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care | AUSTRALIAN SOC ANAESTHETISTS | Published : 2011


The aim of this study was to compare cardiac output and plasma propofol concentrations in the supine and prone positions in healthy adult patients presenting for lumbar spine surgery. Patients received propofol and remifentanil via effect-site steered target-controlled infusions. Cardiac output and plasma propofol concentration were compared during 20 minutes in the supine position and 20 minutes after positioning on a Wilson frame. Cardiac output did not change significantly over 20 minutes in either position (P = 0.37) and was similar at 20 minutes in the supine (6.1 [1.6] l/minute) and prone positions (6.1 [1.9] l/minute) (P = 0.87). Propofol concentrations were similar in the supine and ..

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