The responsiveness of cerebral blood flow to changes in arterial carbon dioxide is maintained during propofol-nitrous oxide anesthesia in humans.

Abstract

Because it is common to manipulate PaCO2 during neurosurgery, it is essential to characterize the relationship between cerebral blood flow (CBF) and changes in PaCO2. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of propofol-N2O anesthesia on the CBF response to changes in PaCO2 in healthy subjects. In seven patients, anesthesia was induced with… (More)

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