Eucapnic Hyperpnea Facilitates Recovery from Inhalational Anesthesia
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.
KeywordsOpen Circuit Inhalational Anesthesia Alveolar Ventilation Awake State Volatile Agent
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