Airway responses during desflurane versus sevoflurane administration via a laryngeal mask airway in smokers.

@article{Mckay2006AirwayRD,
  title={Airway responses during desflurane versus sevoflurane administration via a laryngeal mask airway in smokers.},
  author={Rachel Eshima Mckay and Alan Bostrom and Michel C Balea and Warren R McKay},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={1147-54}
}
Cigarette smokers have a greater risk of respiratory complications during anesthesia compared with nonsmokers. It is not known whether the relative pungency of an inhaled anesthetic further contributes to the smokers' increased rate of such complications. In the present study, we tested whether the use of a more pungent anesthetic (desflurane) would result in a higher rate of coughing, breath holding, laryngospasm, or desaturation among patients who smoke. We randomly assigned 110 smokers to… CONTINUE READING

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