Comparison of haemodynamic- and electroencephalographic-monitored effects evoked by four combinations of effect-site concentrations of propofol and remifentanil, yielding a predicted tolerance to laryngoscopy of 90%

van den Berg, J. P., Absalom, A. R., Venema, A. M., Kalmar, A. F., Van Amsterdam, K., Hannivoort, L. N., Proost, J. H., Meier, S., Scheeren, T. W. L., Struys, M. M. R. F. & Vereecke, H. E. M., 3-Jun-2020, In : Journal of clinical monitoring and computing. 11 p.

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This prospective study evaluates haemodynamic and electroencephalographic effects observed when administering four combinations of effect-site concentrations of propofol (Ce-PROP) and remifentanil (Ce-REMI), all yielding a single predicted probability of tolerance of laryngoscopy of 90% (P-TOL = 90%) according to the Bouillon interaction model. We aimed to identify combinations of Ce-PROP and Ce-REMI along a single isobole of P-TOL that result in favourable hypnotic and haemodynamic conditions. This knowledge could be of advantage in the development of drug advisory monitoring technology. 80 patients (18-90 years of age, ASA I-III) were randomized into four groups and titrated towards Ce-PROP (Schnider model, and Ce-REMI (Minto model, of respectively 8.6 and 1, 5.9 and 2, 3.6 and 4 and 2.0 and 8. After eleven minutes of equilibration, baseline measurements of haemodynamic endpoints and bispectral index were compared with three minutes of responsiveness measurements after laryngoscopy. Before laryngoscopy, bispectral index differed significantly (p <0.0001) between groups in concordance with Ce-PROP. Heart rate decreased with increasing Ce-REMI (p = 0.001). The haemodynamic and arousal responses evoked by laryngoscopy were not significantly different between groups, but Ce-PROP = 3.6 mu and Ce-REMI = 4 evoked the lowest median value for increment HR and increment SAP after laryngoscopy. This study provides clinical insight on the haemodynamic and hypnotic consequences, when a model based predicted P-TOL is used as a target for combined effect-site controlled target- controlled infusion of propofol and remifentanil. Heart rate and bispectral index were significantly different between groups despite a theoretical equipotency for P-TOL, suggesting that each component of the anaesthetic state (immobility, analgesia, and hypnotic drug effect) should be considered as independent neurophysiological and pharmacological phenomena. However, claims of (in)accuracy of the predicted P-TOL must be considered preliminary because larger numbers of observations are required for that goal.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of clinical monitoring and computing
Publication statusPublished - 3-Jun-2020


  • Pharmacology, Interaction, Haemodynamic monitoring, Electroencephalographic monitoring, INTRAOPERATIVE HYPOTENSION, BISPECTRAL INDEX, SEVOFLURANE, PHARMACOKINETICS, MODEL

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