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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care
ANESTHESIA IN PEDIATRICS SMART 2002 Milan, May 29-31, 2002
Minerva Anestesiologica 2002 May;68(5):402-5
Excitation and delirium during sevoflurane anesthesia in pediatric patients
From the Department of Anesthesiology, Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc, Brussels, Belgium
Due to its hemodynamic properties and ease of administration (quick induction, rare cough or laryngospasm), Sevoflurane has rapidly become the agent of induction of choice in pediatric patients. However, it can induce troublesome excitation phenomena during induction and awakening and it could have an epileptogenic effect. The mechanisms and strategies to reduce those drawbacks are reviewed.