Answering Amanda's questions on All Experts website about Goldilocks Anesthesia

I've been providing propofol ketamine anesthesia for the 19 years and the past 13 of them with BIS monitoring. I have also been publishing many articles, letters, and an entire book, 'Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery,' for the profession. Coming to grips with my own anesthesia fears for my hip replacement surgery, I wrote 'Getting Over Going Under, 5 things you must know before anesthesia,' for the general public to constructively deal with their anesthesia fears.

Conrad Murray propofol defense hard to swallow

People magazine failed to accurately quote my comments. I also said it wouldn't matter if Jackson swallowed propofol or if Santa Claus came down the chimney to give propofol, nothing would relieve Murray of his responsibility to have watched and monitored his patient.

The defense is desperately looking for the slightest technicality with which to bamboozle at least one gullible juror into 'reasonable doubt' & acquit Murray.

Did Congresswoman Giffords have surgery/anesthesia without a brain monitor?

Congresswoman Giffords took several hours to awaken after her surgery and anesthesia, according to her surgeon Dr. Gerald Lemole, the chief of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson.

Curious minds want to know if she had a brain monitor (& if not, why not?) to directly measure the anesthetic effect on her already injured brain. Presumably, had a brain monitor been used, Giffords’ wake up would have been merely minutes instead of hours.

Top ten stories of 2010 includes brain monitoring

Minimizing the Risks of General Anesthesia in Surgery

Jerry H. Trachtman, Attorney
(866) 735-1102 Ext 405

Posted by Jerry H. Trachtman
August 12, 2010 3:20 PM

This information is not intended to constitute advice or a recommendation relating to a particular medical condition or treatment. It is not a substitute for a consultation with your own medical professional.

Recent Amazon book review of 'Getting Over Going Under"

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars

What you must know before receiving anesthesia, December 7, 2010
By Leslie (Midwestern USA) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Getting Over Going Under: 5 Things you Must Know before Anesthesia (Paperback)

Just published textbook with propofol ketamine anesthesia chapter

Thieme has just published "Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting after Massive Weight Loss" edited by Drs. Berish Strauch & Charles Herman.

Chapter 5 is the only anesthesia chapter, Propofol/Ketamine Anesthesia, authored by yours truly, the champion of anesthesia patient safety.

Do your brain a favor...

read Getting Over Going Under by Barry L. Friedberg, MD

Author: Bob Etier
Published: November 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

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