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Eucapnic Hyperpnea Facilitates Recovery from Inhalational Anesthesia

  • Damon C. Sutton
  • Ignatius D. Calalang
  • Daniel B. Raemer
  • James H. Philip
Conference paper

Abstract

The present technique of slow transition from deep levels of inhalational anesthesia to the awake state is often complicated by the problems of inadequate airway protection, dangerous involuntary movements, laryngospasm and vomiting. Inefficient operating room time usage often ensues. The clinician is confronted with a dilemma at the end of the case-hyperventilation will remove volatile agent but causes hypocapnia and loss of spontaneous respiration. This we term the emergence paradox.

Keywords

Open Circuit Inhalational Anesthesia Alveolar Ventilation Awake State Volatile Agent 
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References

  1. 1.
    Ivanov SD, Nunn JF: Methods of elevation of PCO2 for restoration of spontaneous breathing after artificial ventilation of anaesthetised patients. Br J Anaesth 41: 28, 1969PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Damon C. Sutton
    • 1
  • Ignatius D. Calalang
    • 1
  • Daniel B. Raemer
    • 1
  • James H. Philip
    • 1
  1. 1.Bioengineering Laboratory and Technology Operating RoomBrigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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