Articles  |   April 2016
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Articles   |   April 2016
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ASA Monitor 04 2016, Vol.80, 32-33.
ASA Monitor 04 2016, Vol.80, 32-33.
A recent systematic review and meta-analysis examined outcomes after ambulatory surgery in adults who received either total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) with propofol or inhalational anesthesia with sevoflurane or desflurane. Based on the review, which of the following statements is most likely true when comparing TIVA with inhalational anesthetic technique?
With ambulatory surgery playing such a prominent role in modern surgical practice, the impact of anesthesia on outcomes after this type of surgery is an important issue. TIVA with propofol is commonly used in ambulatory surgery because of the potential advantages of less nausea and vomiting, faster recovery and earlier discharge to home. It has not been firmly established whether TIVA with propofol exhibits these advantages when compared with inhalational anesthesia with sevoflurane or desflurane.
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