PMID: 40488Jan 1, 1979

Trials of propanidid in anesthesia for bronchial endoscopy in infants and children

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
R AlphonsiD Unal


This study reports a series of 48 bronchial endoscopies performed in children aged between 3 months and 16 years using Propanidide as sole anaesthetic agent. Individual variations were large. Repeated examinations showed that this type of anaesthetic had only moderate effects upon haemodynamic parameters. Disturbances in pH and PCO2 in arterial blood measured five, fifteen, twenty five and thirty five minutes after induction were less than with anaesthesia by inhalation of halothane. The quality of recovery of such that examinations could be performed on an ambulatory basis. Intravenous administration has the advantage of separating the anaesthetic from the endobronchial examination.

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