He said: "I would get rid of desflurane entirely from the NHS for the next few years at least, as there is new technology coming along which aims to get rid of all anaesthetic agent
pollution by capturing it in silicone meshes and recycling and reusing it."
Several anaesthetic agents
such as methohexital, etomidate, ketamine, enflurane, thiopental and propofol are used for this purpose, but the ideal anaesthetic agent
for ECT procedures remains unclear.
Most common anaesthetic agent
during induction is propofol whereas a newly introduced inhalational anaesthetic is sevoflurane.
He said: "This was a powerful anaesthetic that provides satisfactory pain control but is not used as a sole anaesthetic agent
in veterinary practices in the UK due to a lack of muscle relaxation."
As an alternative, infiltration 0.25% bupivacaine (local anaesthetic agent
) during surgery along the tract reduces post-operative pain and subsequently limits the use of NSAIDs or opioids as rescue analgesics.
People usually prefer low costs anaesthetic agent
(Marking and Meyer, 1985; Ross and Ross, 2008).
Dr Eghtedari told Gulf News: "Malignant Hyperthermia is a condition triggered by an anaesthetic agent
owing to a genetic precondition.
It is often the only anaesthetic agent
available in most developing countries and is also used for pain management.
TABLE 2: SUCCESS OF LOCAL ANAESTHETIC AGENT
AND TECHNIQUE (n=60)
The other issue that affected the choice of anaesthetic agent
used for surgery was that many soldiers were subjected to shell shock and nervous exhaustion as a result of days and nights under bombardment in the trenches.
We are perhaps less familiar with the effects of the choice of anaesthetic agent
; and of the increase in behavioural disturbance during the post-operative recovery period that is assoc-iated with sevofluorane.
SPECIALIST healthcare products company Maelor, which is seeking a partner for the development and marketing of its intravenous general anaesthetic agent
micelle propofol, says it is in advanced negotiations with several major international pharmaceutical businesses.