Remifentanil+desflurane for inhalational induction without airway irritation and rapid post-anaesthetic recovery. Preliminary results in 100 patients

  • R. Muchada


Desflurane (DES)’s characteristics make this halogen an interesting product for the maintenance of general anaesthesia [1, 2], but it is an irritant for the upper airways during induction. To avoid this undesirable action a remifentanil (REM) infusion used in parallel with inhaled DES allows a smooth induction without airway irritation.


Mean Arterial Pressure Tracheal Intubation Spontaneous Ventilation Manual Ventilation Inhalational Induction 
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