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The cardiovascular effects of acute metabolic alkalosis (NaHCO3) in normal male volunteers anesthetized with halothane were measured. Pure metabolic alkalosis was studied by maintaning the end-tidal carbon dioxide tension at 40 torr. In each subject, cardiac index increased and total peripheral resistance decreased after each dose of NaHCO3. The increased(More)
Substance abuse is a major socioeconomic problem. However, the ready availability of potent narcotic and sedative drugs probably constitutes a unique risk for anesthesiologists. Until recently, few anesthesia departments were prepared to recognize or safely manage afflicted colleagues. Because we felt it important to educate our staff and residents and to(More)