Assessment of Efficacy of Comparison of Total I.V. Anaesthesia Using Propofol with an Inhalation Technique: A Hospital Based Study

  • Chandresh Bhooshan Bhardwaj Principal Specialist (Anaesthesiology), R.B.M. Hospital, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.
Keywords: inhalation anesthesia, IV anesthesia, Propofol, surgery


Background: Postoperative nausea and vomiting can be particularly problematic in ambulatory surgery as it may lead to delay in discharge or unscheduled admission to hospital. Additionally, it has been reported as the anaesthetic complication that is of most concern to patients. Multiple factors, including the anaesthetic agent delivered, are associated with an increased incidence of PONV and the optimal strategy for preventing PONV continues to be debated. Aim of the study: To assess the efficacy of comparison of total I.V. anesthesia Using Propofol with an Inhalation Technique. Materials & Methods: The study was conducted in the department of anesthesia of R.B.M. Hospital, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. For the study we selected patient’s admitting to the surgical ward of the medical hospital of the institute. A total of 16 patients were selected for the study. An informed written consent was obtained from each patient after explaining them the procedure and significance of the study verbally. The patients were randomly grouped into two groups, Group 1 and Group 2. Patients in Group 1 underwent anesthesia by IV procedure and patient’s in Group 2 underwent anesthesia by inhalation method. Patients were followed up and monitored for pain, sedation score, nausea and vomiting in the post-operative period for 48 h. Results: A total of 16 patients were included in the study. The patients were randomly grouped into Group 1 and Group 2. We observed that mean age of patients in group 1 was 36.31+12.21 years and in group 2 was 32.21+10.98 years. Number of male patients in group 1 was 5 and in group 2 were 4. We observed that majority of cases had Grade 0 and 1 operative area. Conclusion: The hat total I.V. anesthesia using Propofol offers no significant advantage over inhalation anesthetic technique.


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Bhardwaj CB. Assessment of Efficacy of Comparison of Total I.V. Anaesthesia Using Propofol with an Inhalation Technique: A Hospital Based Study. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2018Mar.21 [cited 2022Aug.12];4(1):111-3. Available from: