Can a difference in chest wall mechanics explain the lower respiratory drive during propofol versus halothane anesthesia in children?

@article{Brown1998CanAD,
  title={Can a difference in chest wall mechanics explain the lower respiratory drive during propofol versus halothane anesthesia in children?},
  author={Kathy L. Brown},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={183-9}
}
This article extends previous work which suggested that respiratory drive was lower during propofol compared with halothane anesthesia. The aim of this study was to assess simultaneously chest wall motion, measured with respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP), and respiratory drive measured by P0.1 the pressure generated during the initial 100 msec of an occluded inspiratory effort. Ten healthy children age 3 to 6 years who presented for a dental restorative procedure that required in… CONTINUE READING