Dose-Dependent Protective Effect of Inhalational Anesthetics Against Postoperative Respiratory Complications: A Prospective Analysis of Data on File From Three Hospitals in New England.

Authors: Grabitz SD, Farhan HN, Ruscic KJ, Timm FP, Shin CH, Thevathasan T, Staehr-Rye AK, Kurth T, Eikermann M.

Intraoperative use of higher inhalational anesthetic doses is strongly associated with lower odds of postoperative respiratory complications, lower 30-day mortality, and lower cost of hospital care.

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Sonja Schmidt