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IV induction agents

propofol, etomidate, ketamine, thiopental

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IV opioids

fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone, remifentanil

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General anesthetics will ensure that pt is _____ and ____ throughout the procedure.

unconscious; amnesic

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____ and ___ nerve blocks deliver drugs to precise locations along neural transmission pathways; ___ drugs are usually used.

Neuraxial (spinal/epidural); peripheral; local anesthetic

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Benzodiazepines have ___, ___ and ___ effects due to GABA transmission enhancement. Benefit is ______ therapy.

sedative; anxiolytic; amnesic; anticonvulsant

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Midazolam (Versed)–IV sedative dose ___; effects last 20-30 min due to ______

1-2 mg; redistribution

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Benzos do NOT provide ___ effects.

analgesia

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Monitored anesthesia care [MAC]/general anesthesia can be replaced by ____ to provide sedation/amnesia in OR. This is particularly useful in patients with poor _____ status who may not tolerate enough inhaled agents to be unconscious.

benzodiazepines; hemodynamic

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Tx for oversedation due to benzos; only lasts about ____, which is particularly a problem with long-lasting benzos (re-sedation), like ____.

flumazenil (Romazicon); diazepam (t1/2 about 20hrs)

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Opioids have ___ and ___ (not reliable) effects; bind receptors in ___ of brain and ___ of SC.

sedative; analgesic; periacqueductal gray; substantia gelatinosa

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Opioid binding R cause inhibition of _____ and ____ release.

ACh; substance P

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Analgesia– short-acting opioids, like ____, are used for pain control ____; long-acting opioids used for _____ pain control.

fentanyl; intraoperatively; postop (morphine, hydromorphone, meperidine)

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Fentanyl– rapid-acting opioid; given during ___ of anesthesia to blunt sympathetic response during ____. Neg effects: can cause ___ in high doses

induction; intubation; apparent chest wall rigidity (>1000mcg; may impair adequate ventilation)

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Sufentanil– rapid-acting opioid used for ____ and ____

induction; maintenance

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Alfentanil– ULTRA rapid-acting opioid (5-10 min); about ___ as potent as fentanyl but with ___ onset; used for ___ and ___

25%; fast (1-2 min); induction; maintenance

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Morphine– long-acting (peak onset 30 min) opioid; ___-soluble and can accumulate in the presence of _____, causing bradycardia and ___ release

lipid; renal failure; histamine; [typical dose postop 5-15mg]

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Hydromorphone– long-acting (peak 15-30min) opioid; MC used for ___ pain control

postop [typical dose 1-2mg]

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Meperidine–must be metabolized to normeperidine; has ___ properties (postop use); can accumulate in pts w/ ____ leading to oversedation or ___ and histamine release. Should be avoided in pts on ______.

anti-shivering; renal failure; seizures; type A MAOIs [serotonin-like syndrome hyperthermia, seizures, death]

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Remifentanil–ULTRA short-acting (t/12 ~___min) b/c broken down by nonspecific ____, so does not ____ in patients with renal/hepatic failure; good for short intraop cases (~2hrs)

4; plasma esterases; accumulate

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Accumulating opioids (___> alfentanil/sufentanil > ____) the context-sensitive half-time increases w/ long durations of administration

fentanyl; remifentanil

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Main adverse effect of opioids is respiratory depression due to a decrease in _____ and an increase in the _____.

hypoxic drive; apneic threshold [CO2 level above which patients are stimulated to breathe]

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To reverse opioids, use ____, which antagonizes ___ receptors.

naloxone; mu

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Methylnaltrexone, opioid antagonist like naltrexone, can block peripheral receptors located in the ____ without affecting analgesia.

GI tract

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Because of blunting of endocrine response, opioids can decrease ____ with minimal effects on baseline ___ status. Good for OR pt w/ ____.

stress response; CV; hemodynamic instability

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Any IV med that causes a patient to be unconscious is considered an _____; benzos and opioids are MC used together

induction agent

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Propofol– enhances ____ receptor; IV rapid-onset (t/12 ___ min) and short DOA due to rapid ___ metabolism and excretion by ___.

GABA-A; 2-8; hepatic; kidneys [**few pharmacokinetic changes w/ pts w/ liver or renal dz!!]

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Propofol is ___philic and provides ___ for gen anesthesia. A common SE is __ after an induction dose.

lipo; sedation; apnea

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Propofol is a potent __ and __ depressant and therefore is avoided when pts need to maintain spontaneous ventilation, are hypotensive or unable to sustain ____ stability.

CV; respiratory; hemodynamic

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Favorable SEs of propofol include anti___ and anti___ properties. MC SEs is pain on injection, for which ___ is added.

pruritic; emetic; lidocaine

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Thiopental– __ drug class; rapid onset; CV and respiratory depression; most use for effect of prolonged _____

barbiturate; cognitive disarray

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Thiopental is used in ____ sx cases because it is cerebro-protective

brain

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Main problem with thiopental is that because it is ____, it can precipitate and occlude catheters if mixed with _____.

alkaline; paralytic agents (acidic)

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Thiopental induces the enzyme _____ and therefore is contraindicated in pt w/ inducible porphyrias

ALAS [RLS in prophyrin synthesis]

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Thiopental may result in delayed effects due to high ____ and low _____

protein binding; hepatic excretion ratio

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Etomidate– ___ drug class [inc GABA transmission]; unlike propofol/thiopental, has MINIMAL ___ and ____.

imidazole; CV depression; respiratory depression [Therefore it is safer in hemodynamically unstable pts]

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Etomidate is used in these three patient populations:

(1) elderly (2) trauma patients (3) severely volume depleted/on vasopressors

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After a single bolus, the clinical effect of etomidate is terminated by ____ and rapid _____.

redistribution; hepatic metabolism

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A SE of transient _____ after etomidate is due to enzyme inhibition; therefore try not to use with ___ drugs or those with ______. MC SE is myoclonus and postop ___ and ___.

adrenal suppression; steroid; adrenal insufficiency; nausea; vomiting

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Ketamine– acts as antagonist at ____ R; SEs are ____, like those due to PCP [related], ___ and increase in ICP

NMDA; hallucinatory; salivation

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Ketamine is the ONLY ___ stimulant because it inhibits NE reuptake and has minimal effect on respiratory drive; also a potent ___ and ____

CV; analgesic; bronchodilator

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Ketamine is used in these two patient populations

(1) trauma [sedation, analgesia, amnesia, CV support] (2) pediatrics [hallucinations not as scary]

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Ketamine is AVOIDED in these two pt populations

(1) cardiac issues [arrhythmias, HTN] (2) where pt is going to emerge from anesthesia soon after admin [short cases]

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NMBs are used to facilitate ____. Adequacy of relaxation can be determined by use of a _____.

intubation; nerve stimulator

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Succinylcholine– depolarizing NMBs; prevents junctional ____ b/c drug isn't hydrolyzed by true AChE; used almost exclusively for ______

repolarization; intubation

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Succinylcholine has quick onset ___ seconds and duration ___ min; if repeated doses are administered, ___ blockade may occur leading to a slow recovery

30-45; five; phase II [prolonged end-plate depol leads to conformational changes w/in AChR]

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___ is the enzyme that breaks down succinylcholine; some pple have a partial/total deficiency and thus can experience prolonged paralysis: ___ min for hetero and ___ hrs for homozygotes

Pseudocholinesterase; 20-30; 6-8

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SE of succinylcholine is elevation in ____ after admin. Must be used in caution with ___ patients or those with ___ or ___ injury.

potassium; burn; denervation; muscle

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SEs of note are succinylcholine are bradycardia and ______

malignant hyperthermia

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Nondepolarizing NMBs are AChR antagonists that inhibit junctional _____; they are divided into benzylisoquinoliniums (______) and steroidals (______, _____ and ______)

depolarization; cisatracurium; rocuronium, vecuronium, pancuronium

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Onset time and duration of action of nondepol NMBs are: ____ > _____ > _____ > _____

pancuronium; cisatracurium; vecuronium; rocuronium

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___ is simultaneously administered with neostigmine to prevent muscarinic overactivity [bradycardia, asytole, bronchospasm] when reversing NMB agents.

Glycopyrrolate [also atropine]

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____ is a NMB is that is degraded in the plasma and is used when there is severe renal/hepatic dysfunction.

Cisatracurium

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Cholinergic crisis post-tx neostigmine consists of these symptoms:

bradycardia, bronchospasm, emesis, miosis, muscle weakness

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Neostigmine and glycopyrrolate [paired] have a ___ onset and ___ duration compared to edrophonium and atropine [paired]

slower; longer

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Central anticholinergic syndrome is due to atropine [unlike ___] overdose because it crosses the _____. Symptoms include ____. Treat with physostigmine.

glycopyrrolate; BBB; delirium, excitation, fever, flushing, tachycardia

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Complete anesthesia includes ___, ____ and ____.

hypnosis [sedative], analgesia [opioids], muscle relaxation

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Which opioids would be best to use for 1.5hr case? Postop?

sufentanil, alfentanil, remifentanil (need relatively flat context-sensitive half time curves); fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone

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You conduct emergence from anesthesia via ____, ____ and possibly ____ if needed

reverse NMB; discontinue opioid infusion; small dose longer-acting analgesia [esp if using remifentanil]