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Titolo:
Surgeon's occupational exposure to nitrous oxide and sevoflurane during pediatric surgery
Autore:
Byhahn, C; Heller, K; Lischke, V; Westphal, K;
Indirizzi:
Univ Frankfurt, Ctr Hosp, Dept Anesthesiol Intens Care Med & Pain Control,D-60590 Frankfurt, Germany Univ Frankfurt Frankfurt Germany D-60590 trol,D-60590 Frankfurt, Germany Univ Frankfurt, Ctr Hosp, Dept Pediat Surg, D-60590 Frankfurt, Germany Univ Frankfurt Frankfurt Germany D-60590 urg, D-60590 Frankfurt, Germany
Titolo Testata:
WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY
fascicolo: 9, volume: 25, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1109 - 1112
SICI:
0364-2313(200109)25:9<1109:SOETNO>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OPERATING-ROOM PERSONNEL; WASTE-GAS EXPOSURE; ANESTHETIC-GASES; NURSE-ANESTHETISTS; CONTAMINATION; HALOTHANE; THEATERS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Byhahn, C Univ Frankfurt, Ctr Hosp, Dept Anesthesiol Intens Care Med & Pain Control,Theodor Stern Kai 7, D-60590 Frankfurt, Germany Univ Frankfurt Theodor Stern Kai 7 Frankfurt Germany D-60590 ny
Citazione:
C. Byhahn et al., "Surgeon's occupational exposure to nitrous oxide and sevoflurane during pediatric surgery", WORLD J SUR, 25(9), 2001, pp. 1109-1112

Abstract

Health hazards from occupational exposure to trace concentrations of anesthetic gases cannot be definitively excluded. The aim of the study was to determine the surgeon's occupational exposure to nitrous oxide and sevoflurane during pediatric surgical procedures. Twenty young children (age < 10 years) and five teenagers (age > 10 years) underwent elective abdominal surgery under general inhalational anesthesia. The operating room was equipped with modern air conditioning and waste anesthetic gas scavenger. Levels of both nitrous oxide and sevoflurane were determined in the breathing zone of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist during the operative procedures by means of a direct-reading photoacoustic infrared spectrometer. Both the surgeonand the anesthesiologist were exposed to low concentrations of the inhalational agents used. Exposure to sevoflurane and nitrous oxide was clearly higher during surgery in young children than during operative procedures in teenagers. Nonetheless, the concentrations of these agents were well below the threshold limits of 25 ppm for nitrous oxide and 2 ppm for sevoflurane recommended by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. General anesthesia results in operating room air pollution with inhalational anesthetics. Under modern air conditioning, personnel's occupational exposure is low, and inhalational anesthesia is safe from the standpoint of modernworkplace laws and health care regulations. Nonetheless, all efforts must be taken to maintain occupational exposure at this low level.

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