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Sevoflurane Side Effects
# of fluorine atoms: Chemically, they are all halogenated ethers that can produce general anesthesia (GA) in humans. The sevoflurane has the highest number of fluorine atoms (7) and less pungent than isoflurane; enflurane is not in general use nowadays. They differ in their potency, solubility in plasma, and volatility, which requires use of designated vaporizers and different concentrations in the brain to achieve GA ...Read more
Associated: In the early postoperative period (0-2 h), the leading risk factor for vomiting is the use of volatile anaesthetics, with similar odds ratios being associated with Isoflurane (19.8), Enflurane (16.1) and sevoflurane (14.5). A dose-response relationship exists with the use of volatile anesthetics - meaning the longer the case, the higher the risk. ...Read more
Will hypocalcemia contribute to bilateral prolonged ankle clonus ? Is hypocalcemic pt more vulnerable to seizures during sevoflurane inhalation ?
My son was ordered a brain MRI because of dev. delays and I'm concerned about the anesthetic. Is Sevoflurane safe on a 14 month old?
Should be fine: Sevoflurane is commonly utilized as a general anesthetic in the pediatric population. It is well-suited for distribution by mask and has improved in terms of side effects compared to halothane. Nevertheless, side effects cam occur therefore, check with the pediatric anesthesiologist in charge for more questions. ...Read more
Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more
CBT: Cbt is mostly free of side effects, but during the treatment you may well feel some anxiety. For instance, exposure and response prevention are part of cbt treatment for obsessive compulsive d/o. With ocd, the person is unconsciously using compulsive behaviors to bind anxiety -- and if prevented, will temporarily feel anxiety. The therapist will help you through this. ...Read more
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