Sex Differences in Remifentanil Requirements for Preventing Cough during Anesthetic Emergence

  title={Sex Differences in Remifentanil Requirements for Preventing Cough during Anesthetic Emergence},
  author={Sarah Soh and Wyun Kon Park and Sang Wook Kang and Bo Ra Lee and Jeong Rim Lee},
  booktitle={Yonsei medical journal},
PURPOSE Target-controlled infusion (TCI) of remifentanil can suppress coughing during emergence from general anesthesia; nevertheless, previous studies under different clinical conditions recommend significantly different effective effect-site concentrations (effective Ce) of remifentanil for 50% of patients (EC₅₀). The differences among these studies include type of surgery and patient sex. In recent years, study of sex differences in regards to anesthetic pharmacology has drawn greater… CONTINUE READING
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