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Carbon dioxide--a survey of its use in anaesthesia in the UK.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2497654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A random postal survey of 1528 anaesthetists in the UK was performed to assess their use of carbon dioxide in anaesthesia and opinion on its safety. Of 1100 replies (72% response rate), 60.9% used it daily and 77.1% would object to its exclusion from future anaesthetic machines. There was no consistent age-related trend with regard to its use or opinion on its removal. 62.9% of anaesthetists did not regard its presence on the anaesthetic machine as hazardous, but 81.8% agreed that a limit to the maximum flow of carbon dioxide delivered to one litre/minute would improve safety.
P A Razis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-16     Completed Date:  1989-06-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesiology / instrumentation
Anesthetics* / adverse effects
Attitude of Health Personnel
Carbon Dioxide* / adverse effects
Data Collection
Random Allocation
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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