Inhaled sedation in the intensive care unit

A new option and its technical prerequisites

  • Andreas┬áMeiser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Andreas Meiser
    Pages 1-8
  3. Andreas Meiser
    Pages 9-34
  4. Andreas Meiser
    Pages 35-39
  5. Andreas Meiser
    Pages 41-41
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 43-50

About this book


Andreas Meiser summarizes the current literature on inhalation sedation of critically ill patients. To meet clinical demands, he describes the development of new devices to administer volatile anesthetics together with common ICU ventilators. Their basic principle is called anesthetic reflection. The author discusses advantages and drawbacks of these devices in line with clinical studies demonstrating advantages of inhaled versus intravenous ICU sedation.

  • The basic principle of anesthetic reflection
  • The AnaConDa, the Mirus, and the AnaConDa-S
  • Inhaled sedation in ARDS
  • Inhaled sedation and mortality
Target Groups
  • Anaesthesiologists, intensive care medical doctors, physicians and intensive care nurses
  • Students and scientists in the field of anaesthesiology and intensive care
About the Author
Dr. med. Andreas Meiser is working as a consultant anesthesiologist on the interdisciplinary operative ICU of the Saarland University Medical Center. He has been a pioneer in the field of inhalation ICU sedation. He has been treating patients using the AnaConDa administration devices since 2004, and has published many original articles in scientific journals on the subject.


intensive care unit inhaled ICU sedation Intensive care medicine Inhalation sedation Anaesthetic reflection Volatile anesthetics desflurane isoflurane sevoflurane critically ill patients intravenous ICU sedation Anesthetic conserving device AnaConDa AnaConDa-50ml Mirus

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas┬áMeiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain TherapySaarland University Faculty of MedicineHomburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-27351-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-27352-1
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology