Abstract:The aim of this study was to compare the effects of desflurane, sevoflurane and isoflurane on pulmonary shunt in dogs during spontaneous ventilation. General anesthesia was induced in 30 healthy, adult, mongrel dogs by intravenous administration of propofol. The animals were separated into three groups of 10 dogs each and submitted to general inhalation anesthesia with 1.5 MAC of desflurane (G1), sevoflurane (G2) and isoflurane (G3). Arterial blood was collected by puncture of the right femoral artery, and mix… Show more
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