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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bja/aep374
  • Journal Name: BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-182
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

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.