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Closed-Loop or Automated Titration of IV Anaesthesia: Impact on Routine Anaesthesia

Closed-loop studies date back over 60 years. One of the early studies published in 1950 included 50 patients who received thiopental or ether using the closed-loop controller. Anaesthesiologists were already aware then of how to quantify the depth of anaesthesia using electroencephalogram (EEG) activity.

Meta-analysis TIVA with propofol lowers post-operative nausea, vomiting, and pain

Meta-analysis: TIVA with propofol lowers post-operative nausea, vomiting, and pain

Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) with propofol is associated with several advantages regarding anaesthesia maintenance including increased patient satisfaction and lower rates of postoperative pain (POP) and postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), as concluded by a meta-analysis published in BMC Anesthesiology.