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Michael Jackson Propofol Expert, Barry Friedberg MD, Spoke at Pan Pacific Surgery Meeting
Date:1/19/2010

opofol is a positive mood-altering drug. Patients wake up clear headed and enjoy having had it.

Propofol is an ideal drug for OBA except for the wide differences between patients’ ability to metabolize propofol that exist. A brain monitor adds patient safety by directly measuring propofol’s brain effects.

Like Jackson, many patients who have OBA fail to disclose other drugs they may be taking when they come for surgery. A BIS brain monitor measures propofol effects independently of many other Valium-like drugs in Jackson when he died.

“Refining PK anesthesia with a brain monitor like a bispectral (BIS) index has made all the difference in the world,” says Friedberg.

Measuring propofol would have detected effects that, when added to the Valium-like drugs, produced Jackson’s apparent failure to keep breathing and likely lead to his avoidable death.

Disclaimer: Neither Dr. Friedberg nor Goldilocks Anesthesia Foundation receive financial support from propofol, ketamine or brain monitor makers.

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