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What is the difference between sevoflurane, isoflurane, and enflurane?

What is the difference between sevoflurane, isoflurane, and enflurane?

# 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

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Is there a high incidence of post operative vomiting from sevoflurane?

Is there a high incidence of post operative vomiting from sevoflurane?

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

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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?

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