Effects of Volatile Anesthetics on Mortality and Postoperative Pulmonary and Other Complications in Patients Undergoing Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
From the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Pulmonary Engineering Group, University Hospital Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany (C.U., T.B., M.G.d.A.); Division of Health Care Sciences, Center for Clinical Research and Management Education, Dresden International University, Dresden, Germany (C.U.); Center for Evidence-Based Healthcare, University Hospital Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany (K.S., S.D., L.H., J.S.); Department of Anesthesiology, Ghent University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium (S.D.H.); Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy (G.L.); Department of Critical Care Medicine, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, and Program of Post-Graduation, Research and Innovation, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, São Paulo, Brazil (A.S.N.); Department of Intensive Care, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (M.J.S.); and Department of Surgical Sciences and Integrated Diagnostics, IRCCS San Martino IST, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy (P.P.).
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Jun 01, 2016
In cardiac, but not in noncardiac, surgery, when compared to total IV anesthesia, general anesthesia with volatile anesthetics was associated with major benefits in outcome, including reduced mortality, as well as lower incidence of pulmonary and other complications. Further studies are warranted to address the impact of volatile anesthetics on outcome in noncardiac surgery.
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