Eur J Anaesthesiol 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.
From the Department of Anesthesiology, Chiba University Hospital (AS, AY, MHg, KS), Department of Anesthesiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba (NN-T, JO, SI), Department of Anesthesiology, Matsudo City General Hospital, Matsudo (YK), Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (YS).
Background: Rapid emergence from general anaesthesia is desirable only if safety is not sacrificed. Mechanical hyperventilation during hypercapnia produced by carbon dioxide infusion into the inspired gas mixture or by rebreathing was reported to shorten emergence time from inhalation anaesthesia.
Objectives: To test the hypothesis that hypercapnia produced by hypoventilation before desflurane cessation shortens emergence time from general anaesthesia (primary hypothesis) and reduces undesirable cardiorespiratory events. Read More