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Ketofol for monitored anesthesia care in shoulder arthroscopy and labral repair: a case report

Authors Lee K, Shi H, Lee B

Received 15 March 2016

Accepted for publication 18 April 2016

Published 17 June 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 417—420


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Kerui Gong

Peer reviewer comments 5

Editor who approved publication: Professor Michael Schatman

Kevin C Lee,1 Hanyuan Shi,2 Brian C Lee3

1Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, NY, 2Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 3Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Abstract: A 21-year-old male (body mass index: 28.3) with a history of asthma and reactive airway disease since childhood underwent left shoulder arthroscopy and labral repair surgery under monitored anesthesia care. Because the procedure was performed in the beach chair position, access to the patient’s airway was limited throughout. To avoid general anesthesia and to limit potential complications associated with monitored anesthesia care, a ketofol admixture was used. This case demonstrates that, in conjunction with regional anesthesia, ketofol may be an acceptable alternative to propofol for maintenance in outpatient orthopedic procedures.

Keywords: ketamine, propofol, ketofol, sedation, case report

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