Epileptiform EEG during sevoflurane mask induction: effect of delaying the onset of hyperventilation.

BACKGROUND Hyperventilation during sevoflurane-N2O-O2 mask induction in adults is associated with a hyperdynamic circulatory response and epileptiform electroencephalogram (EEG). We tested the hypothesis that delaying onset of hyperventilation will prevent severe (periodic) epileptiform EEG and hyperdynamic response. METHODS Thirty patients were… CONTINUE READING