16: Is emergence from sevoflurane substantially faster than from isoflurane?


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We investigate the claim that emergence from sevoflurane is substantially faster than from isoflurane. We explore rationales and discuss cost.

Our guest today is Dr. Keith Baker, Vice Chair of Education at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Music by Stephen Campbell, MD.



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