“Inhaled anesthetics widely used for surgery-particularly the anesthetic desflurane-make a measurable contribution to global warming, according to a study in the July issue of”
“Using desflurane for one hour is equivalent to 235 to 470 miles of driving.”
“The researchers determined "infrared absorption cross-sections" to calculate the global warming potential (GWP) of three major inhaled anesthetics: sevoflurane, isoflurane, and desflurane.”
“Newswise - Inhaled anesthetics widely used for surgery-particularly the anesthetic desflurane-make a measurable contribution to global warming, according to a study in the July issue of”
“The results showed that desflurane had a much longer "lifetime" in the atmosphere than the other anesthetics studied: 10 years, compared to 1.2 years for sevoflurane and 3.6 years for isoflurane.”
“Considering the flow rates at which the different anesthetics were given, desflurane had about 26 times the GWP of sevoflurane and 13 times the impact of isoflurane.”
“In particular, giving nitrous oxide as a carrier gas increased the GWP of isoflurane or sevoflurane, but decreased the GWP of desflurane.”
“However, since nitrous oxide continues to have an impact over a longer timeframe, it "may not be an environmentally sound tradeoff for desflurane," Ryan and Nielsen write.”
“Ryan and Nielsen suggest some "simple, knowledge-based decisions" that anesthesiologists can follow to minimize their environmental impact-particularly avoiding nitrous oxide unless there are medical reasons to use it and avoiding unnecessarily high anesthetic flow rates, especially with desflurane.”
“Inhaled anaesthetics which are commonly employed for surgery-particularly the anaesthetic desflurane - are found to be a significant contributor to global warming, according to a new study.”
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