The use of any anesthetic agent must be based on specific knowledge of its benefits and risks, how it may produce toxicity and in which patients it may be most safely administered. Clearly, the perfect anesthetic agent does not yet exist and individual patient circumstances will continue to dictate the choice and use of inhaled anesthetics in clinical practice. Reports such as that by Tung et al. remind us of the need for continued vigilance. As ongoing research attempts to uncover emerging toxicities, the clinician is challenged to balance new information with current clinical practices and choose the safest, most effective agents for each patient.
|Translated title of the contribution||Volatile anesthetics and liver injury: A clinical update or what every anesthesiologist should know|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Anesthesia|
|State||Published - Feb 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine