N2O-free low-flow anesthesia technique for children


Bozkurt P. , Emir N., Tomatir E., Yeker Y.

ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.49, no.9, pp.1330-1333, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background: The use of N2O during low-flow anesthesia (LFA) causes difficulty in predicting inspired gas mixtures and oxygen concentration due to accumulation. An alternative technique, which uses a mixture of oxygen and air and a morphine infusion to replace N2O, has been evaluated in children during LFA, and the clinical effects and composition of gases in the system are presented here.