New system can measure propofol concentration in patient’s blood during surgery

Anesthesia may be an exact science, but it’s not yet fully personalized. Anesthesiologists use a variety of methods to calculate the right dose for a given patient: clinical studies, medical databases and laboratory measurements, for example. However, every individual responds to anesthetics in a different way, and there’s no way of knowing what that response will be until the anesthetic is administered.