RESPIRATION AND THE AIRWAY Respiratory resistance during anaesthesia with isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane: a randomized clinical trial

Abstract

Editor’s key points † Neither sevoflurane nor isoflurane produced bronchodilation at 1 and 1.5 MAC. † Desflurane did not affect respiratory resistance at 1 MAC, but at 1.5 MAC caused significant increase in both total and airway resistance with return to near baseline values after discontinuation of the agent. Background. To investigate whether the effects of desflurane on inspiratory resistance are similar to those of isoflurane and sevoflurane during 30 min administration at 1 and 1.5 MAC in patients with healthy lungs.

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@inproceedings{Nyktari2011RESPIRATIONAT, title={RESPIRATION AND THE AIRWAY Respiratory resistance during anaesthesia with isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane: a randomized clinical trial}, author={Vasileia Nyktari and Alexandra A Papaioannou and Nikolaos Volakakis}, year={2011} }