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Canadian Anaesthetists’ Society Journal

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 268–272 | Cite as

Methyl N-Propyl ether: A report of a clinical trial

  • W. D. Kyle
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Summary

This is a brief report on the use of methyl n-propyl ether in over one hundred and fifty unselected cases undergoing all types of surgery. The agent was used by all available techniques and methods. Smooth induction or changeover from other agents was noted, with extremely little irritation of the respiratory tract. Maintenance was not difficult and was characterized by quiet respiration, a slow pulse, and consistently excellent muscle relaxation. Cardiovascular depression was not a problem in this series. The main disadvantage of the agent is its disagreeable odour. Methyl n-propyl ether appears to have some specific advantages over diethyl ether, and thus deserves a definite but limited place in the practice of anaesthesia.

Keywords

Diethyl Ether Ethyl Ether Unpleasant Odour Divinyl Ether Slow Pulse 
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Résumé

L’auteur expose brièvement les constatafions qu’il a fait en utilisant l’éther méthyle N-propyle dans plus de cent cinquante cas non choisis qui subirent drfférentes interventions chirurgicales L’agent anesthésique fut employé avec toutes les techniques et méthodes disponibles.

II fut noté que l’induction ou bien l’emploie après d’autres agents se faisaient sans difficulté et sans notable irritation du système respiratoire. L’anesthésie fut maintenue aisément et se caracténsa par, une respiration facile, un pouls lent et un excellent et constant relâchement musculaire. La dépression cardiovasculaire ne fut pas un problème dans cette séne.

Le désavantage principal de cet agent est son odeur désagréable. L’éther méthyle N-propyle semble avoir des avantages spécifiques sur léther diéthyle et c’est pourquoi il a une place définie mais limitée dans la pratique anesthétique.

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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 1955

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Kyle
    • 1
  1. 1.University HospitalEdmonton

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