Airway reflexes return more rapidly after desflurane anesthesia than after sevoflurane anesthesia.

@article{Mckay2005AirwayRR,
  title={Airway reflexes return more rapidly after desflurane anesthesia than after sevoflurane anesthesia.},
  author={Rachel Eshima Mckay and Mary Jane C Large and Michel C Balea and Warren R McKay},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={697-700, table of contents}
}
Patients given a more soluble inhaled anesthetic usually take longer to awaken from anesthesia than do patients given a less soluble anesthetic. In the present study, we tested whether such a delay in awakening was also associated with a delay in restoration of protective airway reflexes. Patients were randomly assigned to receive desflurane (n = 31) or… CONTINUE READING