Feasibility and potential cost/benefit of routine isoflurane sedation using an anesthetic-conserving device: a prospective observational study.

@article{LHer2008FeasibilityAP,
  title={Feasibility and potential cost/benefit of routine isoflurane sedation using an anesthetic-conserving device: a prospective observational study.},
  author={Erwan L'Her and Lena{\"i}g Dy and Riccardo Pili and Gw{\'e}na{\"e}l Prat and J M Tonnelier and Montaine Lef{\`e}vre and Anne Renault and Jean-Michel Boles},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={1295-303}
}
BACKGROUND Inhaled sedation is efficient and easily controllable; in low concentrations it causes minimal changes in the patient and very little interference with hemodynamics. Awakening after inhaled sedation is quick and predictable. The major reason inhaled sedation has not become widely used in intensive care is that no commercially available administration device has been available. METHODS In our intensive care unit we conducted a prospective observational study to assess the… CONTINUE READING

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