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The Influence of Inhalation Anesthetics on Respiratory Mechanics

  • T. Pasch
  • H.-D. Kamp
  • H. Grimm
  • G. Habich
  • H. Petermann
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Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 185)

Abstract

The influence of anesthetics on respiratory mechanics is of considerable clinical relevance. During anesthesia an increase in total respiratory resistance can complicate ventilation, particularly in cases with preexisting obstructive bronchial disease. Reduced compliance and a deterioration of resistance can favour or induce postoperative respiratory complications. It is also desirable that anesthetic drugs have as little influence as possible on compliance and resistance. In patients with primarily increase airways resistance, a bronchospasmolytic effect and an inhibition of respiratory secretion are positive.

Keywords

Volatile Anesthetic Respiratory Mechanic Spontaneous Respiration Status Asthmaticus Respiratory Resistance 
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  • T. Pasch
  • H.-D. Kamp
  • H. Grimm
  • G. Habich
  • H. Petermann

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