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Is nitric oxiode given with IV general anethesia for arthoscopic shoulder surgery?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Nitrous oxide?

Nitric oxide is not an anesthetic, though sometimes it is used during surgery to lower blood pressure in the lungs.
Nitrous oxide is a weak anesthetic gas, and could be used. Often shoulder surgery is done under nerve block with sedation. If general anesthesia is planned, this could be done with IV medications only or with a gas such as sevoflurane or Desflurane that is inhaled.

In brief: Nitrous oxide?

Nitric oxide is not an anesthetic, though sometimes it is used during surgery to lower blood pressure in the lungs.
Nitrous oxide is a weak anesthetic gas, and could be used. Often shoulder surgery is done under nerve block with sedation. If general anesthesia is planned, this could be done with IV medications only or with a gas such as sevoflurane or Desflurane that is inhaled.
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Get Ur chemistry-

-book out. Nitric oxide is extremely poisonous.
It is a cause of death in farmers called "silo fillers disease ". Fresh silage produces nitric oxide & if the silo is entered it leads 2 instant death. Many R fooled ad it is heavier than air & layers out on top of the silage. Unwittingly the farmer assumes it's save, drops down to the top of the pile, & 1 breath =death. Google silo fillers disease.

In brief: Get Ur chemistry-

-book out. Nitric oxide is extremely poisonous.
It is a cause of death in farmers called "silo fillers disease ". Fresh silage produces nitric oxide & if the silo is entered it leads 2 instant death. Many R fooled ad it is heavier than air & layers out on top of the silage. Unwittingly the farmer assumes it's save, drops down to the top of the pile, & 1 breath =death. Google silo fillers disease.
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