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Halogenated Volatiles

Halogenated volatile anesthetics (“anesthesia gases”) serve as the backbone for maintaining most of the general anesthetics I perform. Although their mechanism is not completely...

Propofol

Propofol (Diprivan) is perhaps the most well known intravenous hypnotic used in perioperative and intensive care medicine. This "milk of amnesia" is prepared in...

Etomidate

Etomidate (Amidate) is an intravenous hypnotic agent most commonly used as an induction agent for general anesthesia. Similar to propofol, it works by potentiating...

Ketamine

Ketamine (Ketalar) is my FAVORITE medication in perioperative and critical care medicine! It's a unique dissociative amnestic, an almost complete anesthetic in itself, has tremendous...

ABOUT RISHI

I'm a cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellow and double board certified intensivist and anesthesiologist at Harvard looking to improve medical education, diagnostics, and patient safety while promoting team-based, patient-centered care.
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