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ANESTHESIA IN PEDIATRICS  SMART 2002 Milan, May 29-31, 2002


Minerva Anestesiologica 2002 May;68(5):402-5

language: English

Excitation and delirium during sevoflurane anesthesia in pediatric patients

Veyckemans F.

From the Department of Anesthesiology, Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc, Brussels, Belgium


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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.

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