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Methoxyflurane toxicity: historical determination and lessons for modern patient and occupational exposure.
The Abortive Lives of Modern Inhalation Anesthetics.
READERS of this periodical were probably intrigued when, in 1971, almost an entire issue was devoted to studies in volunteers of a new anesthetic, isoflurane (Forane), a novel and useful editorial departure. Since then, a series of reports in the Journal has cast further light on some of the more arcane properties of this heavily […]
Fluoride concentrations in urine of delivery ward personnel following exposure to low concentrations of methoxyflurane.
Serum fluoride levels following commencement of methoxyflurane for patient analgesia in an ambulance service.
Editor—Methoxyflurane, once a frequently used anaesthetic agent,1 is re-emerging as an inhalation analgesic. In modern practice, it is given in doses of up to 6 mL via a proprietary patient-controlled self-delivery device2 with an activated carbon filter designed to adsorb some methoxyflurane vapour from the patient’s exhaled breath.3 Methoxyflurane is an organic vapour, identified as […]
Introduction The history of anesthesia is a relatively recent one; if one begins with the analgesia dentist, Horace Wells, who discovered the used nitrous oxide during a dental extraction in the early 1800s. The first public showing of anesthesia occurred in October 1846, when ether was used to prevent pain during surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. […]