Low-flow anesthesia and reduced animal size increase carboxyhemoglobin levels in swine during desflurane and isoflurane breakdown in dried soda lime.

@article{Bonome1999LowflowAA,
  title={Low-flow anesthesia and reduced animal size increase carboxyhemoglobin levels in swine during desflurane and isoflurane breakdown in dried soda lime.},
  author={C{\'e}sar Bonome and Javier Gil Belda and F Alvarez-Refojo and Marina Soro and C Fern{\'a}ndez-Goti and Amparo Cort{\'e}s},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={909-16}
}
UNLABELLED After institutional approval, we studied the effect of animal size, anesthetic concentration, and fresh gas flow (FGF) rate on inspired carbon monoxide (CO) and carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) during anesthesia in swine, using soda lime previously dried to 1 +/- 0.1% water content. To ascertain the effect of anesthesia, eight adult pigs were anesthetized with either 1 minimum alveolar anesthetic concentration (MAC) desflurane or isoflurane and, to characterize the effect of the FGF rate, it… CONTINUE READING