Nitrous oxide reduces inspired oxygen fraction but does not compromise circulation and oxygenation during hemodilution in pigs.

@article{Schou1997NitrousOR,
  title={Nitrous oxide reduces inspired oxygen fraction but does not compromise circulation and oxygenation during hemodilution in pigs.},
  author={Henning Schou and Val{\'e}ria Perez de S{\'a} and Roger Roscher and Anders Larsson},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={923-30}
}
BACKGROUND The use of nitrous oxide (N2O) during hemodilution has been questioned. Nitrous oxide reduces the inspired oxygen fraction (F1O2), depresses myocardial function and may reduce cardiac output (CO) and systemic oxygen delivery (DO2SY). The aim of this study was to evaluate the importance of the effects of nitrous oxide on systemic and myocardial… CONTINUE READING