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  • n. The compound perfluoro methyl ethyl ether, which is used for maintenance of general anaesthesia.

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  • 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

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  • Using desflurane for one hour is equivalent to 235 to 470 miles of driving.

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  • The researchers determined "infrared absorption cross-sections" to calculate the global warming potential (GWP) of three major inhaled anesthetics: sevoflurane, isoflurane, and desflurane.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • In particular, giving nitrous oxide as a carrier gas increased the GWP of isoflurane or sevoflurane, but decreased the GWP of desflurane.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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