Effect of increased body mass index and anaesthetic duration on recovery of protective airway reflexes after sevoflurane vs desflurane dagger


MCKAY R. E. , MALHOTRA A., Cakmakkaya O. S. , HALL K. T. , MCKAY W. R. , APFEL C. C.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, vol.104, no.2, pp.175-182, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bja/aep374
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-182

Abstract

Increased BMI may increase the body's capacity to store potent inhaled anaesthetics, more so with more soluble agents. Accordingly, we asked whether increased BMI and longer anaesthesia prolonged airway reflex recovery.