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Article: [Fiberoptic intubation through laryngeal mask airway with an innovated tube under 5% sevoflurane anesthesia].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Previously we had reported an intubation method using 52 cm innovated tube (I. D.=5.0) for patients with difficult airways, but hemodynamic change and anesthetic level were not evaluated during this procedure. In the present report we investigated heart rate, mean arterial pressure and bispectral index (BIS) during this procedure under volatile induction and maintainance of anesthesia (VIMA) with 5% sevoflurane without muscle relaxant. We enrolled 6 patients considered having difficult airway. Airway management was performed under VIMA of 5% sevoflurane. After insertion of a laryngealmask airway (LMA), 52 cm-tube was intubated through LMA under bronchofiberscope. After LMA was removed, the endotracheal tube was passed through the 52 cm-tube into the trachea. Hemodynamic change was recorded at 1 min intervals and BIS at 5 sec intervals until 3 min after securing their airways. VIMA of 5% sevoflurane provides stable hemodynamic state during the procedure and suppressed body movement sufficiently on tracheal intubation. BIS was elevated due to cough on intubation in 4 cases. However no patient recalled the procedure. Sevoflurane 5% suppressed hemodynamic changes sufficiently with this procedure without muscle relaxants.Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology 06/2007; 56(5):566-71.
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ABSTRACT: A 44-year-old woman, ASA I, with breast cancer was scheduled for mastectomy. The anesthetic induction was performed by inhalation of 5% sevoflurane and 66% nitrous oxide in oxygen. After the loss of eyelash reflex assisted ventilation was initiated. At this point, the capnograph indicated inspired carbon dioxide tension of 18mmHg. Anesthetic machine check was soon carried out again. A visual check of non-return valves detected a plastic film, 18 x 21mm large, caught in the expiratory valve. This plastic film impaired complete occlusion of the orifice for the expiratory gas flow. As a result, the patient was rebreathing carbon dioxide. After removing it, the wave form of the capnograph was normalized and end-tidal carbon dioxide tension decreased immediately from 45mmHg to 33mmHg. As we did not detect any foreign matters at the non-return valves on anesthetic machine check before use, the plastic film might have already existed in the disposable corrugated tube before use. The capnograph is a useful device for detecting anesthetic circle system failure in such a case. It is important that the patients' airway is separated from the anesthetic circle system through the use of a filter to prevent foreign matter from being inhaled.Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology 03/2006; 55(2):209-11.