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The effect of lipid emulsion on depth of anaesthesia following thiopental administration to rabbits.
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PMID:  21418046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Intravenous lipid emulsion has proven benefit in lipophilic drug-induced cardiotoxicity. Its effect in reversal of central nervous system depression secondary to overdose with lipophilic psychotropic agents remains uncertain. Twenty adult New Zealand White rabbits were anaesthetised with 20 thiopental and randomised to receive either 4 saline 0.9% or 4 lipid emulsion 20% immediately afterwards. Depth of anaesthesia was monitored using bispectral index (BIS) at 1-min intervals. Duration of anaesthesia was measured as time to regain the righting reflex (ability of the animal to right spontaneously from dorsal recumbency to sternal recumbency). The BIS was greater in the control group (p = 0.011). The greatest BIS differential was observed immediately following treatment (mean (SD) BIS 75.0 (9.5) for saline vs 58.6 (10.4) for lipid, 95% CI 5.75-27.1; p < 0.001). No difference was observed in duration of anaesthesia (mean (SD) 15.5 (0.8) min for saline vs 15.6 (0.7) min for lipid, p = 0.86). Lipid emulsion administration may serve to increase central nervous system depression in the early phase of lipophilic toxin distribution.
A Kazemi; M Harvey; G Cave; D Lahner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Anaesthesia © 2011 The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
 Registrar, Department of Anaesthesia, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand  Emergency Physician, Emergency Department, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand  Emergency Physician and Intensivist, Emergency Department, Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt, New Zealand  Senior Registrar, Emergency Department Waikato Hospital; and Department of Anaesthesiology, General Intensive Care, and Pain Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
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