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Chapter 3 - Capnography

from Section 1 - Monitors and Circuits

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 August 2023

Jessica A. Lovich-Sapola
Affiliation:
Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
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Summary

The patient is an 85-year-old female undergoing an anterior cervical fusion. One hour into the case her end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) begins to drop from 35 to 15 mm Hg. What is your differential diagnosis? What are the appropriate steps to manage this change?

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Anesthesia Oral Board Review
Knocking Out The Boards
, pp. 10 - 11
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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Barash, PG, Cullen, BF, Stoelting, RK, et al. Clinical Anesthesia, 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2017, pp. 710–13.Google Scholar
D’Mello, J, Butani, M. Capnography. Indian J Anaesth, 2002;46(4):269–78.Google Scholar
Gropper, MA. Miller’s Anesthesia, 9th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2020, pp. 1308–12.Google Scholar

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