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The effect of different end-tidal volatile agent and carbon dioxide concentrations upon the incidence of postoperative shivering.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7573869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixty patients (47 female) undergoing surgical excision of three or more wisdom teeth were randomly allocated into three groups with differing end-tidal carbon dioxide and volatile agent concentrations during maintenance of anaesthesia. The anaesthetic techniques employed were identical in all other respects. All patients were observed for 10 min after arrival in the recovery area to assess the presence and severity of shivering, axillary temperature and oxygen saturation. There were no significant differences in axillary temperatures between groups or between shivering and non-shivering patients, although there was a significant difference (p = 0.001) in duration of anaesthesia between shivering and non-shivering patients. There was no significant difference between groups with respect to the incidence of shivering (p = 0.96).
R J Harwood; P Singh; D P Cartwright; A W Crossley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-03     Completed Date:  1995-11-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  786-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Nottingham, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General / methods
Anesthetics, Inhalation / administration & dosage*,  pharmacology
Body Temperature / drug effects
Carbon Dioxide / physiology*
Drug Administration Schedule
Enflurane / administration & dosage*,  pharmacology
Intraoperative Period
Molar, Third / surgery
Postoperative Complications*
Shivering / drug effects*,  physiology
Tooth Extraction
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Inhalation; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 13838-16-9/Enflurane

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