Assessment of the Value of Computerized Propofol Infusion

  • Gavin NC Kenny
  • Iain Taylor
  • Martin White
Conference paper


Propofol has a favorable pharmacokinetic profile for total intravenous anaesthesia but the use of intravenous agents for maintenance of anaesthesia requires a different technique compared with volatile anaesthetics delivered via calibrated vaporizers. Several manual infusion schemes have been proposed, based either on the concept of minimum infusion rate [1] or on approximations to computer generated infusion regimens [2].


Infusion System Volatile Anaesthetic Artificial Ventilation Control Infusion Total Intravenous Anaesthesia 


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gavin NC Kenny
    • 1
  • Iain Taylor
    • 1
  • Martin White
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of Anaesthesia Royal InfirmaryGlasgowUK

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