Magnitude of the second gas effect on arterial sevoflurane partial pressure.


BACKGROUND A number of studies have demonstrated a faster rate of increase in end-expired partial pressure as a fraction of inspired (Pa/Pi) for volatile agents in the presence of high concentrations of nitrous oxide, consistent with the second gas effect. However, no study has demonstrated a similar effect on arterial blood concentrations. METHODS The… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e318164caf3


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