The effects of passive smoking on COHb, PaO2 and PaCO2 levels and postoperative respiratory complications in children undergoing general anesthesia

Tutuncu A. C., Dilmen O. K., Utku T., Erbabacan E., Ekici B., Koksal G., ...More

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.47, no.3, pp.204-209, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Aim: Exposure to passive smoking is associated with side effects on pulmonary function in children and also a risk factor for adverse outcomes following anesthesia and surgery. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of passive smoking on COHb, arterial oxygen pressure (PaO2) and arterial carbon dioxide pressure (PaCO2) levels and on postoperative adverse respiratory events in children undergoing general anesthesia.