Sample records for halothane

  1. Study on Relationship Between Halothane Gene and Behavioral Stereotypies in Pregnant Sows

    CUI Wei-guo; LI Jian-hong; BAO Jun


    A simple preparation using the ear tissue for PCR amplification was established for diagnosis of genotypes for halothane in 181 sows.3 halothane heterozygous pigs were detected.The behaviors of the sows that have different genotypes were observed.The heterozygous sows expressed seem more behavioral stereotypies than halothane resistant.But there is no difference in two genotypes.The behaviour directed trough in heterozygous sows is higher than halothane resistant.

  2. Tracheal extubation in children: halothane versus isoflurane, anesthetized versus awake.

    Pounder, D R; Blackstock, D; Steward, D J


    The authors compared the incidence of respiratory complications and arterial hemoglobin desaturation during emergence from anesthesia in children whose tracheas were extubated while they were anesthetized or after they were awake and to whom halothane or isoflurane had been administered. One hundred children 1-4 yr of age undergoing minor urologic surgery were studied. After a standard induction technique, patients were randomized to receive either isoflurane or halothane. In 50 patients tracheal extubation was performed while they were breathing 2 MAC of either halothane or isoflurane in 100% oxygen. The remaining 50 patients received 2 MAC (volatile agent plus nitrous oxide) during the operation, but tracheal extubation was delayed until they were awake. A blinded observer recorded the incidence of respiratory complications and continuously measured hemoglobin saturation for 15 min after extubation. When tracheal extubation occurred in deeply anesthetized patients, no differences were found between the two volatile agents. When tracheal extubation of awake patients was performed, the use of isoflurane was associated with more episodes of coughing and airway obstruction than was halothane (P less than 0.05). Awake tracheal extubation following either agent was associated with significantly more episodes of hemoglobin desaturation than was tracheal extubation while anesthetized.

  3. Interaction between halothane and morphine on isolated heart muscle.

    Laorden, M L; Hernandez, J; Carceles, M D; Miralles, F S; Puig, M M


    The present study describes the effects of halothane on morphine activity in the isolated left atria of the rat. Concentration-response curves were obtained for the negative inotropic effects of morphine on electrically stimulated left atria. Morphine significantly decreased the contractile force, with an inhibitory concentration 16 (IC16) of 3.130.698 +/- 22.5 X 10(-9) M. The opiate agonist was more potent in reserpinized rats, causing a consistent negative inotropic action over a wide range (10(-8)-10(-4) M) or morphine concentrations. The IC16 of morphine was significantly (P less than 0.001) decreased in the presence of 1.5% v/v halothane. The administration of L-naloxone (3 X 10(-7)-10(-6) M) but not D-naloxone (10(-6) M) antagonized the inhibitory effects of morphine in the presence of halothane. These results demonstrate that halothane increases the potency of morphine on the isolated left atria and suggest that this effect is mediated by opioid receptors.

  4. Hepatic effects of halothane, isoflurane or sevoflurane anaesthesia in dogs.

    Topal, A; Gül, N; Ilçöl, Y; Görgül, O S


    The effects of halothane, isoflurane and sevoflurane anaesthesia on hepatic function and hepatocellular damage were investigated in dogs, comparing the activity of hepatic enzymes and bilirubin concentration in serum. An experimental study was designed. Twenty-one clinically normal mongrel dogs were divided into three groups and accordingly anaesthetized with halothane (n = 7), isoflurane (n = 7) and sevoflurane (n = 7). The dogs were 1-4 years old, and weighed between 13.5 and 27 kg (18.4 +/- 3.9). Xylazine HCI (1-2 mg/kg) i.m. was used as pre-anaesthetic medication. Anaesthesia was induced with propofol 2 mg/kg i.v. The trachea was intubated and anaesthesia maintained with halothane, isoflurane or sevoflurane in oxygen at concentrations of 1.35, 2 and 3%, respectively. Intermittent positive pressure ventilation (tidal volume, 15 ml/kg; respiration rate, 12-14/min) was started immediately after intubation and the anaesthesia lasted for 60 min. Venous blood samples were collected before pre-medication, 24 and 48 h, and 7 and 14 days after anaesthesia. Serum level of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH GGT) activities and bilirubin concentration were measured. Serum AST, ALT and GGT activities increased after anaesthesia in all groups. In the halothane group, serum AST and ALT activities significantly increased all the time after anaesthesia compared with baseline activities. But in the isoflurane group AST and ALT activities increased only between 2 and 7 days, and in the sevoflurane group 7 days after anaesthesia. GGT activity was increased in the halothane group between 2 and 7 days, and in the isoflurane and sevoflurane groups 7 days after anaesthesia. All dogs recovered from anaesthesia without complications and none developed clinical signs of hepatic damage within 14 days. The results suggest that the use of halothane anaesthesia induces an

  5. AMPA receptor competitive antagonism reduces halothane MAC in rats.

    McFarlane, C; Warner, D S; Todd, M M; Nordholm, L


    Various subtypes of receptors have been identified for glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter. Previous studies have shown that antagonism of glutamate at the NMDA receptors reduces minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) for volatile anesthetics. NBQX (2,3-dihydroxy-6-nitro-7-sulfamoyl-benzo(f)quinoxaline) is a selective antagonist at the glutamatergic AMPA receptor. The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether AMPA receptor antagonism influences halothane MAC in the rat. Sprague-Dawley rats were anesthetized with halothane in 50% O2/balance N2, tracheally intubated and the lungs were mechanically ventilated. Increasing doses of NBQX were intravenously infused in three groups while the control group was infused with vehicle (D5W). Halothane MAC was then determined by the tail-clamp method. Halothane MAC was log-linearly related to plasma NBQX concentrations (MAC = 0.125 (In plasma concentration NBQX) + 1.035, r2 = 0.77). A maximal 58% reduction of halothane MAC was achieved with an NBQX loading dose of 42 mg/kg followed by a continuous infusion rate of 36 mg x kg-1 x h-1 (control = 1.02 +/- 0.07%; NBQX = 0.43 +/- 0.12%; P awake rats were randomly assigned to groups based on the dose of NBQX infused. Pa(CO2) and mean arterial pressure were measured at time 0 and at 5 and 30 min after start of NBQX infusion. The infusion was then stopped. Time until recovery of the righting reflex was recorded.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  6. A combined X-ray scattering and simulation study of halothane in membranes at raised pressures

    McCarthy, N. L. C.; Brooks, N. J.; Tyler, A. I. I.; ElGamacy, Mohammad; Welche, P. R. L.; Payne, M. C.; Chau, P.-L.


    Using a combination of high pressure wide angle X-ray scattering experiments and molecular dynamics simulations, we probe the effect of the archetypal general anaesthetic halothane on the lipid hydrocarbon chain packing and ordering in model bilayers and the variation in these parameters with pressure. Incorporation of halothane into the membrane causes an expansion of the lipid hydrocarbon chain packing at all pressures. The effect of halothane incorporation on the hydrocarbon chain order parameter is significantly reduced at elevated pressure.

  7. [Effects of halothane and isoflurane on the canine duodenal paraneurons].

    Sato, K; Noguchi, R; Taga, K; Shimoji, K; Fujita, T


    Administration of amino acid solution (50 mM tryptophane and phenylalanine in saline) into the canine duodenum is known to cause an increase in pancreatic secretion. This response is mediated by the excitation of duodenal endocrine cells, paraneurons, which release cholecystokinin (CCK) into the systemic circulation in response to intraluminal amino acid stimuli. Pancreatic secretory cells are then evoked by the CCK in the blood to secrete the juice into the duodenum. The authors investigated the effects of two general anesthetics, halothane and isoflurane, on this response. Nine mongrel dogs were subjected to this study. Each dog underwent laparotomy under nitrous oxide (75%)-oxygen (25%) anesthesia with pancuronium (GO-Pb). The duodenal loop was exposed and two polyethylene cannulae (18Fr) were introduced into the loop. Proximal cannula was for the administration of the amino acid solution into the loop, and distal one was for drainage of the solution. The pancreatic duct was inserted with a polyethylene catheter, through which pancreatic juice was collected and measured for the volume and protein output by spectrophotometry. After these surgical procedures, the pancreatic secretory response to intraluminal amino acid stimuli was examined under GO-Pb (Control). Then halothane (1.0%) (Group 1, four dogs) or isoflurane (2.0%) (Group 2, five dogs) was administered for 30 min and the same response was tested. The pancreatic secretory response to intraluminal amino acid stimulus was suppressed by the surgical concentrations of both halothane (1.0%) and isoflurane (2.0%). Neither halothane nor isoflurane suppressed the pancreatic secretory response evoked by intravenous CCK infusion (10 Ivy Dog Units.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  8. Halothane hepatitis in Iran: A review of 59 cases

    Payam Eghtesadi-Araghi; Amir-Ali Sohrabpour; Homayoon Vahedi; Mehdi Saberi-Firoozi


    AIM:To study halothane hepatitis (HH) in Iran and its associated risk factors.METHODS:We retrospectively studied files of all cases diagnosed with HH referred to three referral hospitals and four private centers in Iran from April 1994 to September 2006.Information on age at surgery,gender,medications history,obesity,history of previous exposure,previous reaction to halothane,familial history,type of surgery,perioperative hypoxia or sepsis,morbidity and mortality were recorded and analyzed.RESULTS:A total of 59 cases were identified.Fortyeight (81%) were women.The median age at the time of surgery was 44 years (range,18 to 80 years).Sixty percent of patients were above 40-year-old.Obesity was observed in 22.2%.Previous history of exposures to halothane was noted in 61% of which 50% had history of post-exposure reaction.Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG),cholecystectomy,and cosmetic surgeries (mainly weight reduction) were the most frequent surgeries.The mortality rate was 12.2%.In patients developing encephalopathy,it was as high as 50%.CONCLUSION:HH remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in centers still using this anesthetic.However,a large percentage of these cases could have been avoided.To lessen occurrence of further cases of HH,the authors suggest that in female patients having a history of surgery (or delivery) with general anesthesia,the use of halothane should be absolutely avoided.Utilization of proper substitutes in adults' anesthesia is advocated.

  9. Naloxone modifies the inotropic decrease induced by halothane on isolated left atria.

    Laorden, M L; Carceles, M D; Miralles, F S; Hernandez, J


    1. The present study evaluates the interaction between naloxone and halothane on the left atria. 2. Halothane produced significant decrease in auricular inotropism at concentrations ranging from 0.3 to 2.5 v/v%. 3. Naloxone modified the concentration response curve to halothane. The antagonism between both drugs is consistent with a competitive antagonism since the curve obtained had a slope which did not differ significantly from -1. 4. These results suggest that the negative inotropic effects induced by halothane could be mediated by opioid receptors.

  10. Biophysical Modeling of Alpha Rhythms During Halothane-Induced Unconsciousness.

    Vijayan, Sujith; Ching, ShiNung; Purdon, Patrick L; Brown, Emery N; Kopell, Nancy J


    During the induction of general anesthesia there is a shift in power from the posterior regions of the brain to the frontal cortices; this shift in power is called anteriorization. For many anesthetics, a prominent feature of anteriorization is a shift specifically in the alpha band (8-13 Hz) from posterior to frontal cortices. Here we present a biophysical computational model that describes thalamocortical circuit-level dynamics underlying anteriorization of the alpha rhythm in the case of halothane. Halothane potentiates GABAA and increases potassium leak conductances. According to our model, an increase in potassium leak conductances hyperpolarizes and silences the high-threshold thalamocortical (HTC) cells, a specialized subset of thalamocortical cells that fire at the alpha frequency at relatively depolarized membrane potentials (>-60 mV) and are thought to be the generators of quiet awake occipital alpha. At the same time the potentiation of GABAA imposes an alpha time scale on both the cortical and the thalamic component of the frontal portion of our model. The alpha activity in the frontal component is further strengthened by reciprocal thalamocortical feedback. Thus, we argue that the dual molecular targets of halothane induce the anteriorization of the alpha rhythm by increasing potassium leak conductances, which abolishes occipital alpha, and by potentiating GABAA, which induces frontal alpha. These results provide a computational modeling formulation for studying highly detailed biophysical mechanisms of anesthetic action in silico.

  11. MAC of xenon and halothane in rhesus monkeys.

    Whitehurst, S L; Nemoto, E M; Yao, L; Yonas, H


    Local cerebral blood flow (LCBF) maps produced by 33% xenon-enhanced computed tomographic scanning (Xe/CT LCBF) are useful in the clinical diagnosis and management of patients with cerebrovascular disorders. However, observations in humans that 25-35% xenon (Xe) inhalation increases cerebral blood flow (CBF) have raised concerns that Xe/CT LCBF measurements may be inaccurate and that Xe inhalation may be hazardous in patients with decreased intracranial compliance. In contrast, 33% Xe does not increase CBF in rhesus monkeys. To determine whether this interspecies difference in the effect of Xe on CBF correlates with an interspecies difference in the anesthetic potency of Xe, we measured the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of Xe preventing movement to a tail-clamp stimulus in rhesus monkeys. Using a standard protocol for the determination of MAC in animals, we first measured the MAC of halothane (n = 5), and then used a combination of halothane and Xe to measure the MAC of Xe (n = 7). The halothane MAC was 0.99 +/- 0.12% (M +/- SD), and the Xe MAC was 98 +/- 15%. These results suggest that the MAC of Xe in rhesus monkeys is higher than the reported human Xe MAC value of 71%. Thus the absence of an effect of 33% Xe on CBF in the rhesus monkey may be related to its lower anesthetic potency.

  12. Role of cellular immunity in halothane hepatitis: an in vitro study

    Lu Zhijie; Miao Xuerong; Wang Xiaoyan; Wu Jingxiang; Lv Xin; Yu Weifeng


    Objective: To explore the effect of cellular immunity in halothane hepatitis. Methods: Hepatotoxicity model was established by exposing male Hartley guinea pigs to 1% halothane via inspiration for 4 h each time for 1 or 3 times within a 42-day interval. Then their hepatocytes and lymphocytes were collected and divided into 2 parts for different cultures. Hepatocytes were cultivated with or without 1% halothane for 4 h and lymphocytes were cultivated with or without 12.5 μg/ml trifluoroacetylated guinea pig serum albumin (TFA-GSA). Then the 2 kinds of hepatocytes were co-cultivated with lymphocytes (1:100) with or without TFA-GSA induction respectively and the supernatant fluid was taken after 24, 48 and 72 h to determine the concentration of alanine aminotransferase (ALT). The halothane cultivated hepatocytes were co-cultivated with various proportion of TFA-GSA antigen induced lymphocytes and ALT was determined after 48 h to determine the proper proportion of hepatocytes and lymphocyte. Results: Lymphocytes of 3 times halothane induced guinea pigs caused a significant increase of ALT in hepatocytes with or without halothane induction. But the lymphocytes of l time halothane induced guinea pigs only caused a significant increase of ALT in hepatocytes with induction of halothane. The increase of ALT was only seen after 48- and 72-hour co-culture. The proper proportion of hepatocytes and lymphocytes was l:100 for lymphocytes cytotoxicity. Conclusion: Lymphocytes is sensitized after inhalation of halothane and generates cytotoxicity to hepatocytes. The immune response of lymphocytes to hepatocytes will be enhanced by repeated inhalation of halothane. The cellular immunity may be one of the mechanisms of halothane induced hepatotoxicity.

  13. Spectral analysis of the EEG during halothane anaesthesia: Input-output relations

    Silva, F.H. Lopes da; Smith, N. Ty; Zwart, Aart; Nichols, W.W.

    1. 1. The “Halothane-brain compartment” system was investigated in dogs. The input was the inspired concentration of Halothane. The output was the intensity of EEG spectral components. The EEG was analysed by a hybrid system (analogue filters and digital integration in a small computer). For the

  14. Inhibitory action of halothane on rat masculine sexual behavior and sperm motility.

    Oropeza-Hernández, Luis F; Quintanilla-Vega, Betzabet; Albores, Arnulfo; Fernández-Guasti, Alonso


    Adult male rats were exposed to inhale halothane in the following regime: 15 ppm/4 h/5 days/week/9 weeks. Sexual behavior observations and sperm motility test were made before halothane exposure (0 days) and at 15, 30, 45 and 60 days of exposure. Fifteen days after halothane exposure, this anesthetic inhibited the proportion of animals displaying ejaculation. In those animals ejaculating, halothane produced an inhibition of masculine sexual behavior reflected as an increase in the intromission latency, number of mounts and postejaculatory interval. At 30 days after exposure, only an increase in the intromission latency was observed. At 45 and 60 days, the inhibitory effect of halothane on sexual behavior disappeared. Similarly, at 15 and 30 days, but not at 45 or 60 days of halothane exposure, a reduced sperm motility was observed. Such transient effects of halothane suggest the development of tolerance to the inhibitory actions of this anesthetic on sexual behavior and sperm motility. These halothane effects are in line with an inhibition of masculine sexual behavior after stimulation of the GABAergic system.

  15. Stereochemical configuration and selective excitation of the chiral molecule halothane

    Pitzer, Martin; Burzynski, Phillip; Weller, Miriam; Metz, Daniel; Neff, Jonathan; Waitz, Markus; Trinter, Florian; Schmidt, Lothar Ph H; Williams, Joshua B; Jahnke, Till; Schmidt-Böcking, Horst; Berger, Robert; Dörner, Reinhard; Schöffler, Markus


    X-ray single-photon ionization and fragmentation of the chiral molecule halothane (CHBrClCF${}_{3}$) from a racemic mixture have been investigated using the COLTRIMS (Cold Target Recoil Ion Momentum Spectroscopy) technique. Two important facets related to the core ionization of this species are examined: Firstly, the distinction of enantiomers (mirror isomers) and the determination of absolute configuration on a single-molecule level by four-body Coulomb explosion; secondly, the interplay of site-selective excitation and fragmentation patterns. These results are easily transferrable to other molecular species and show the wealth of features

  16. Effects of halothane, isoflurane and enflurane on isolated rat heart muscle.

    Miralles, F S; Carceles, M D; Laorden, M L; Hernandez, J


    Since the effects in the intact organism are complicated by central as well as peripheral effects, we compared the direct cardiac effects of three commonly used inhalational anaesthetics--halothane, isoflurane and enflurane--on isolated heart muscle. Concentration-response curves for inotropic, chronotropic and ventricular automaticity effects of halothane, isoflurane and enflurane (0.1-2% v/v) on electrically stimulated left atria, right atria and right ventricles of the rat were obtained. All three inhalational anaesthetics significantly decreased contractile force; the inhibitory concentration 50 (IC50) of enflurane was 0.55 +/- 0.06% v/v, significantly lower than halothane (0.96 +/- 0.08% v/v) and isoflurane (0.67 +/- 0.05% v/v). Similar results were obtained on atrial nomotopic rate. Halothane, isoflurane and enflurane produced negative chronotropic effects in this preparation. On the other hand, halothane and isoflurane significantly reduced the ventricular ectopic automaticity. However enflurane (0.3, 0.5, 1% v/v) increased ventricular rate. There were statistically significant differences between the IC50 values of atrial and ventricular rate for halothane and isoflurane. These results indicate: (a) direct negative inotropic and chronotropic effects for the three inhalational anaesthetics tested; (b) anti-dysrhythmic actions for halothane and isoflurane; and (c) dysrhythmogenic effects of enflurane.

  17. Interaction between prostaglandins of the E-type with a urinary component from halothane anesthetized rats

    Christensen, P; Holstein-Rathlou, N H


    Prostaglandins of the E-type (PGE's) were found to react or combine with a urinary metabolite of Halothane yielding products which were left unrecovered during the purification procedure preceding specific radioimmunoassay of PGE2. The products were retained on sephadex LH-20 columns, and showed...... and maintaining the anaesthesia with Halothane-nitrous oxide or it could be reversed by adding barbiturates to urine samples obtained from animals anaesthetized with Halothane-nitrous oxide alone. The barbiturates effectively competed with PGE for the metabolite leaving PGE to behave normally on sephadex LH-20...

  18. Additive contribution of nitrous oxide to halothane MAC in infants and children.

    Murray, D J; Mehta, M P; Forbes, R B; Dull, D L


    Fifty-one infants and small children (14.7 +/- 7.2 mo) were studied to determine the MAC of halothane in O2 (n = 11) and in the presence of three different nitrous oxide (N2O) concentrations (25% [n = 13], 50% [n = 13], and 75% [n = 14]). In the three N2O groups, after randomly assigning patients to an N2O group, anesthesia was induced with halothane and N2O using a pediatric circle system. After endotracheal intubation, halothane and N2O end-expired concentrations were adjusted to predetermined concentrations. The initial halothane concentrations in each group were based on the assumption that each percent N2O reduced halothane concentrations by 0.01 vol % (assumed halothane MAC = 1.0 vol %). Based on the response of the preceding subject in each group, halothane concentrations were increased or decreased depending on whether the response was to move or not to move, respectively, in response to the surgical incision. The mean duration of constant end-tidal concentrations before skin incision was 10 min. End-tidal gases were sampled and measured from a separate distal sampling port of an endotracheal tube during controlled ventilation (Perkin-Elmer Mass Spectrometer). The MAC value for halothane in O2 was 0.94 +/- 0.08 vol % (mean +/- SD). The MAC values of halothane in the presence of 25%, 50%, and 75% N2O were 0.78 +/- 0.12 vol %, 0.44 +/- 0.10 vol %, and 0.29 +/- 0.06 vol %, respectively. All concentrations of N2O significantly reduced the MAC of halothane. A regression analysis through all four data points yielded a linear relationship (r2 = 0.87) with a predicted MAC for N2O of 105 vol %. Unlike halothane and isoflurane, the predicted MAC of N2O in infants and children is similar to that reported by others in adults. Similar to the results of clinical studies in adults, the contribution of N2O to halothane MAC in children is additive.

  19. Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis episode during halothane anesthesia in a horse.

    Bailey, J E; Pablo, L; Hubbell, J A


    A 7-month-old Quarter Horse filly was admitted for surgical repair of a right olecranon fracture. Anesthesia was achieved with xylazine hydrochloride, guaifenesin, ketamine hydrochloride, and halothane. Two and a half hours after induction of anesthesia, myotonia, muscle fasciculations, and sweating, concurrent with high serum potassium concentration and associated electrocardiographic changes consistent with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, were observed. Treatment included intermittent positive-pressure ventilation, changing intravenous administration of fluids from lactated Ringer's solution to 0.9% NaCl solution, and administration of calcium gluconate, glycopyrrolate, dopamine, and sodium bicarbonate. Clinical signs resolved with the return of serum potassium concentrations to the reference range. The horse was confirmed to be heterozygous for hyperkalemic periodic paralysis by DNA testing.

  20. Time-resolved spectroscopy of the fluorescence quenching of a donor — acceptor pair by halothane

    Sharma, A.; Draxler, S.; Lippitsch, M. E.


    Donor (anthracene) sensitized acceptor (perylene) fluorescence is quenched more efficiently by halothane than is intrinsic perylene fluorescence. The underlying process of dynamic fluorescence quenching is investigated by time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy.

  1. Halothane potentiates the alcohol-adduct induced TNF-alpha release in heart endothelial cells

    Freeman Thomas L


    Full Text Available Abstract Background The possibility exists for major complications to occur when individuals are intoxicated with alcohol prior to anesthetization. Halothane is an anesthetic that can be metabolized by the liver into a highly reactive product, trifluoroacetyl chloride, which reacts with endogenous proteins to form a trifluoroacetyl-adduct (TFA-adduct. The MAA-adduct which is formed by acetaldehyde (AA and malondialdehyde reacting with endogenous proteins, has been found in both patients and animals chronically consuming alcohol. These TFA and MAA-adducts have been shown to cause the release of inflammatory products by various cell types. If both adducts share a similar mechanism of cell activation, receiving halothane anesthesia while intoxicated with alcohol could exacerbate the inflammatory response and lead to cardiovascular injury. Methods We have recently demonstrated that the MAA-adduct induces tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α release by heart endothelial cells (HECs. In this study, pair and alcohol-fed rats were randomized to receive halothane pretreatments intra peritoneal. Following the pretreatments, the intact heart was removed, HECs were isolated and stimulated with unmodified bovine serum albumin (Alb, MAA-modified Alb (MAA-Alb, Hexyl-MAA, or lipopolysaccharide (LPS, and supernatant concentrations of TNF-α were measured by ELISA. Results Halothane pre-treated rat HECs released significantly greater TNF-α concentration following MAA-adduct and LPS stimulation than the non-halothane pre-treated in both pair and alcohol-fed rats, but was significantly greater in the alcohol-fed rats. Conclusion These results demonstrate that halothane and MAA-adduct pre-treatment increases the inflammatory response (TNF-α release. Also, these results suggest that halothane exposure may increase the risk of alcohol-induced heart injury, since halothane pre-treatment potentiates the HEC TNF-α release measured following both MAA-Alb and LPS

  2. Effects of ketamine infusion on halothane minimal alveolar concentration in horses.

    Muir, W W; Sams, R


    Eight adult horses were used in a study to determine ketamine's ability to reduce halothane requirement. To obtain steady-state plasma concentrations of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0, and 8.0 micrograms/ml, loading doses and constant infusions for ketamine were calculated for each horse on the basis of data from other studies in which the pharmacokinetic properties of ketamine were investigated. Blood samples for determination of plasma ketamine concentrations were collected periodically during each experiment. Plasma ketamine concentrations were determined by capillary gas chromatography/mass spectrometry under electron-impact ionization conditions, using lidocaine as the internal standard. Halothane minimal alveolar concentration (MAC; concentration at which half the horses moved in response to an electrical stimulus) and plasma ketamine concentration were determined after steady-state concentrations of each ketamine infusion had been reached. Plasma ketamine concentrations > 1.0 microgram/ml decreased halothane MAC. The degree of MAC reduction was correlated directly with the square root of the plasma ketamine concentration, reaching a maximum of 37% reduction at a plasma ketamine concentration of 10.8 +/- 2.7 micrograms/ml. Heart rate, mean arterial blood pressure, and the rate of increase of right ventricular pressure did not change with increasing plasma ketamine concentration and halothane MAC reduction. Cardiac output increased significantly during ketamine infusions and halothane MAC reduction. Our findings suggest that plasma ketamine concentrations > 1.0 micron/ml reduce halothane MAC and produce beneficial hemodynamic effects.

  3. Human chest wall function while awake and during halothane anesthesia. II. Carbon dioxide rebreathing.

    Warner, D O; Warner, M A


    Changes in the distribution of respiratory drive to different respiratory muscles may contribute to respiratory depression produced by halothane. The aim of this study was to examine factors that are responsible for halothane-induced depression of the ventilatory response to carbon dioxide rebreathing. In six human subjects, respiratory muscle activity in the parasternal intercostal, abdominal, and diaphragm muscles was measured using fine-wire electromyography electrodes. Chest wall motion was determined by respiratory impedance plethysmography. Electromyography activities and chest wall motion were measured during hyperpnea produced by carbon dioxide rebreathing while the subjects were awake and during 1 MAC halothane anesthesia. Halothane anesthesia significantly reduced the slope of the response of expiratory minute ventilation to carbon dioxide (from 2.88 +/- 0.73 (mean +/- SE) to 2.01 +/- 0.45 l.min-1.mmHg-1). During the rebreathing period, breathing frequency significantly increased while awake (from 10.3 +/- 1.4 to 19.7 +/- 2.6 min-1, P awake and anesthetized in four of the six subjects. Halothane anesthesia enhances the rebreathing response of neural drive to the primary respiratory muscle, the diaphragm. These findings provide direct evidence that, at the dose examined in this study, halothane-induced respiratory depression is caused by alterations in the distribution and timing of neural drive to the respiratory muscles, rather than a global depression of respiratory motoneuron drive.

  4. Halothane concentrations required to block the cardiovascular responses to incision (MAC CVR) in infants and children.

    Ishizawa, Y; Dohi, S


    The purpose of this study was to determine the halothane concentration in N2O required to block the cardiovascular responses to skin incision (MAC CVR) in infants and children. We studied 64 unpremedicated ASA 1 infants and children (one month to seven years). In each infant or child, anaesthesia was induced slowly with halothane and N2O, and an endotracheal tube was placed. The MAC CVR was assessed, after a steady state end-tidal halothane concentration had been established for ten minutes, by the "up and down technique" of Dixon. Positive responses were defined as an increase in MAP or HR > 10%. The MAC CVR50 values of halothane with 60% N2O were 1.16 +/- 0.23% at 1-6 mo, 1.17 +/- 0.18% at 7-12 mo, 0.95 +/- 0.26% at 1-3 yr, and 1.12 +/- 0.16% at 4-7 yr. The value at 1-3 years children was less than those in the other age groups (P values of MAC CVR50 of halothane in infants and children are higher than those required to block motor responses (MAC). The halothane requirement to block cardiovascular responses is lowest in the children aged one to three years.

  5. Ca2+ cytochemical changes of hepatotoxicity caused by halothane and sevoflurane in enzyme-induced hypoxic rats

    Wei-Feng Yu; Li-Qun Yang; Mai-Tao Zhou; Zhi-Qiang Liu; Quan Li


    AIM: To investigat the relation between hepatotoxicity of halothane and sevoflurane and altered hepatic calcium homeostasis in enzyme-induced hypoxic rats.METHODS: Forty-eight rats were pretreated with phenobarbital and randomly divided into six groups (eight in each group) and exposed to O2/N2/1.2 MAC anesthetics for :1 h: normal control (NC), 21% O2/79% N2; hypoxic control (HC), 14% O2/86%N2; normal sevoflurane (NS),21% O2/ N2/1.2MAC sevoflurane; hypoxic sevoflurane (HS), 14% O2/N2/1.2MAC sevoflurane; normal halothane (NH)21%O2/7g%N2/1.2MAC halothane; hypoxic halothane (HH), 14% O2/N2/1.2MAC halothane. Liver specimens and blood were taken 24 h after exposure to calcium and determined by EDX microanalysis.RESULTS: The liver of all rats given halothane (14%O2)had extensive centrilobular necrosis and denaturation.Morphologic damage was accompanied with an increase in serum glutamic pyruvic transminase. In groups NH and HH, more calcium was precipitated in cytoplasm and mitochondria.CONCLUSION: These results suggest that halothane increases cytosolic Ca2+ concentration in hepatocytes.Elevation in Ca2+ concentration is implicated in the mechanism of halothane-induced hepatotoxicity.sevoflurane is less effective in affecting hepatic calcium homeostasis than halothane.

  6. Rates of glucose utilization and glucogenesis in rats in the basal state induced by halothane anaesthesia.

    Heath, D F; Frayn, K N; Rose, J G


    1. Rates and rate coefficients of glucose utilization and replacement were determined with [5-3H]- and [U-14C]-glucose in rats starved for 24h, either conscious or under halothane anaesthesia, in a thermoneutral environment. Plasma insulin concentrations were also measured. 2. Halothane anaesthesia decreased the turnover rate by 20%, which was similar to previously reported decreases in metabolic rates caused by natural sleep. 3. Fractional recycling of glucose carbon was little affected by halothane. 4. Comparison of values in one rat with those in another, among both conscious rats and those under halothane anaesthesia, showed that rate coefficients were inversely correlated with plasma glucose concentrations. 5. These findings indicated that halothane, in the concentration used (1.25%, v/v), had little specific effect on glucose metabolism. 6. Although equilibrium plasma glucose concentrations in different rats under halothane were widely different (4-8 mmol/l) the rates of utilization were very similar (2.5-3.1 micronmol/min per 100 g), indicating that these rates were determined by the production of glucose from gluconeogenic precursors released by basal metabolism, the rate of which is necessarily similar in different rats. 7. Among rats under halothane anaesthesia plasma insulin concentrations were negatively correlated with rate coefficients, showing that the differences between rate coefficients were mostly accounted for by differences between rats in tissue sensitivities to insulin. Thus in each 24h-starved rat, sleeping or resting, the main regulators of the plasma glucose concentrations were the rate of supply of gluconeogenic substrates from energy metabolism and the intrinsic sensitivity of the tissues to insulin. 8. We found that a commonly used deionization method of purifying glucose for determination of its specific radioactivity was inadequate.

  7. Halothane anaesthesia and liver damage A review of the literature on this and associated hazards

    Spoor, N L


    In radiological protection the decision to use bronchopulmonary lavage, or not to use it, will occasionally rest on a comparison of risks: on the one hand the long-term radiological risk and, on the other, the short-term risks from the operation itself (after several repetitions) and from multiple exposure to the anaesthetic agents, thiopentone (or other barbiturate) and halothane. The purpose of this review was to find a numerical estimate for the risk of irreversible liver damage from multiple exposure to halothane in a healthy male aged between 20 and 60 years. The many reports which have appeared since 1970 have shown that halothane hepatitis is probably a specific, but rare, pathological condition and that the risks from halothane exposure are no greater than those from other anaesthetics. The facts suggest that there is an increased risk associated with multiple exposure. If for the average patient the mortality risk from one anaesthetic exposure to halothane is 1 in 10 sup 5 , the risk from two further...

  8. The effect of low concentrations of halothane on the cerebrovascular circulation in young children.

    Paut, O; Lazzell, V A; Bissonnette, B


    To determine the effect of halothane on cerebral blood flow velocity measured by transcranial Doppler, 23 healthy young children were studied during surgery. Anaesthesia was induced with thiopental, fentanyl and vecuronium, and maintained with halothane in 70% nitrous oxide in oxygen. A continuous epidural anaesthesia with 0. 25% bupivacaine was performed. End-tidal carbon dioxide pressure, temperature, heart rate and systolic blood pressure were kept constant. Three minimal alveolar concentrations (MAC; 0.5, 1.0 and 1. 5) of halothane were administered in stepwise increases. The cerebral blood flow velocity increased significantly at 1.0 (p MAC (p value at 0.5 MAC. No further change in cerebral blood flow velocity was seen between 1.0 and 1.5 MAC. These data show that maximal changes in cerebral blood flow velocity are obtained at 1.0 MAC and that further increases in halothane concentration do not modify the cerebral circulation. It is suggested that young children differ from adults in that the maximal effect of halothane occurs at lower concentrations.

  9. Partial intravenous anaesthesia in 5 horses using ketamine, lidocaine, medetomidine and halothane

    K. Kruger


    Full Text Available A partial intravenous protocol was used successfully to maintain anaesthesia in 5 healthy horses. Horses were premedicated with acepromazine, romifidine and butorphanol, induced with guaifenesin and ketamine and maintained on a constant rate infusion of lidocaine, ketamine and medetomidine together with halothane inhalation anaesthesia. Mean end-tidal halothane concentration to maintain a surgical plane of anaesthesia was 0.8 ± 0.2 %. Mean dobutamine requirement to maintain mean arterial pressure above 9.31 kPa was 0.42 ± 0.3 µg/kg/min. The administration of relatively low doses of lidocaine, ketamine and medetomidine together with halothane resulted in haemodynamically stable anaesthesia, followed by smooth recovery.

  10. The effects of halothane on somatosensory and flash visual evoked potentials during operations.

    Wang, A D; Costa e Silva, I; Symon, L; Jewkes, D


    Intraoperative use of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP's) to monitor intracranial aneurysm surgery and flash visual evoked potentials (F-VEP's) for parasellar surgery have been routinely employed in our clinic. We found that both EP modalities are sensitive to the changing concentration of our standard hypotensive agent, halothane. The prolongation of the N14-N20 interpeak latency to median nerve stimulation at the wrist, and prolongation of P100 latency with altered configuration of early VEP components to flash light stimulation, appear to be the results of direct pharmacological effects of the agent and not an effect of secondary hypotension. VEP is found easily abolished by halothane at a concentration of 2.0%, while the SEP is more resistant. Halothane is not ideal however when monitoring intraoperative VEP.

  11. IR spectra of halothane-acetone complex in liquefied noble gases (Kr and Xe)

    Melikova, S. M.; Rutkowski, K. S.; Rospenk, M.


    IR absorption spectra of solutions of halothane (C2HBrClF3) and acetone ((CD3)2CO) mixtures in liquefied noble gases (krypton and xenon) have been recorded and analyzed. Bands due to weak hydrogenbonded complexes are identified. The complex-formation enthalpy is estimated in a series of temperature experiments on the change in the total intensity of the bands due to monomers and complexes. Second-order bands are found, which are assigned to the first overtone of stretching vibration CH of halothane and the Raman band related to simultaneous excitation of stretching vibration CH of halothane and stretching vibration CO of acetone. The results of ab initio calculation performed within the MP2/6-311++G(d, p) approximation are used to analyze the spectroscopic data.

  12. [Halothane anesthesia decreases the level of interstitial striatal dopamine of awake freely moving rats in an in vivo microdialysis study].

    Adachi, Y; Uchihashi, Y; Watanabe, K; Satoh, T


    We investigated the effect of halothane on the level of interstitial dopamine of in vivo awake, free moving rats brain striatum using microdialysis techniques. Rats were implanted a microdialysis probe to right striatum of the brain and administered 1.5% of halothane (approximately 1.2 MAC) for 1 or 2 hours, and dialysates from the probe were determined every 20 minutes. Halothane anesthesia reduced the amount of dopamine derived from dialysate, and after discontinuation of halothane and at emergence from anesthesia, the level of dopamine was increased. The levels of metabolites of dopamine during anesthesia were increased lineally in a time dependent manner. We hypothesized that halothane might increase the rate of re-uptake of dopamine at nerve endings and decreased level of interstitial dopamine is compensated by dopamine releases during anesthesia.

  13. The minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) and hemodynamic effects of halothane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane in newborn swine.

    Lerman, J; Oyston, J P; Gallagher, T M; Miyasaka, K; Volgyesi, G A; Burrows, F A


    To determine the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) and hemodynamic responses to halothane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane in newborn swine, 36 fasting swine 4-10 days of age were anesthetized with one of the three volatile anesthetics in 100% oxygen. MAC was determined for each swine. Carotid artery and internal jugular catheters were inserted and each swine was allowed to recover for 48 h. After recovery, heart rate (HR), systemic systolic arterial pressure (SAP), and cardiac index (CI) were measured awake and then at 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 MAC of the designated anesthetic in random sequence. The (mean +/- SD) MAC for halothane was 0.90 +/- 0.12%; the MAC for isoflurane was 1.48 +/- 0.21%; and the MAC for sevoflurane was 2.12 +/- 0.39%. Awake (mean +/- SD) measurements of HR, SAP, and CI did not differ significantly among the three groups. Compared to the awake HR, the mean HR decreased 35% at 1.5 MAC halothane (P less than 0.001), 19% at 1.5 MAC isoflurane (P less than 0.005), and 31% at 1.5 MAC sevoflurane (P less than 0.005). Compared to awake SAP, mean SAP measurements decreased 46% at 1.5 MAC halothane (P less than 0.001), 43% at 1.5 MAC isoflurane (P less than 0.001), and 36% at 1.5 MAC sevoflurane (P less than 0.005). Mean SAP at 1.0 and 1.5 MAC halothane and isoflurane were significantly less than those measured at equipotent concentrations of sevoflurane (P less than 0.005). Compared to awake CI, mean CI measurements decreased 53% at 1.5 MAC halothane (P less than 0.001) and 43% at 1.5 MAC isoflurane (P less than 0.005).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  14. Human chest wall function while awake and during halothane anesthesia. I. Quiet breathing.

    Warner, D O; Warner, M A; Ritman, E L


    Data concerning chest wall configuration and the activities of the major respiratory muscles that determine this configuration during anesthesia in humans are limited. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of halothane anesthesia on respiratory muscle activity and chest wall shape and motion during spontaneous breathing. Six human subjects were studied while awake and during 1 MAC halothane anesthesia. Respiratory muscle activity was measured using fine-wire electromyography electrodes. Chest wall configuration was determined using images of the thorax obtained by three-dimensional fast computed tomography. Tidal changes in gas volume were measured by integrating respiratory gas flow, and the functional residual capacity was measured by a nitrogen dilution technique. While awake, ribcage expansion was responsible for 25 +/- 4% (mean +/- SE) of the total change in thoracic volume (delta Vth) during inspiration. Phasic inspiratory activity was regularly present in the diaphragm and parasternal intercostal muscles. Halothane anesthesia (1 MAC) abolished activity in the parasternal intercostal muscles and increased phasic expiratory activity in the abdominal muscles and lateral ribcage muscles. However, halothane did not significantly change the ribcage contribution to delta Vth (18 +/- 4%). Intrathoracic blood volume, measured by comparing changes in total thoracic volume and gas volume, increased significantly during inspiration both while awake and while anesthetized (by approximately 20% of delta Vth, P < 0.05). Halothane anesthesia significantly reduced the functional residual capacity (by 258 +/- 78 ml), primarily via an inward motion of the end-expiratory position of the ribcage. Although the diaphragm consistently changed shape, with a cephalad displacement of posterior regions and a caudad displacement of anterior regions, the diaphragm did not consistently contribute to the reduction in the functional residual capacity. Halothane anesthesia

  15. Unwanted intra-operative penile erection during pediatric hypospadiasis repair. Comparison of propofol and halothane.

    Abbasi, Hamid Reza; Ben Razavi, Seyed Soheil; Hajiesmaeili, Mohammad Reza; Behdad, Shekoufeh; Ghiamat, Mohammad Mehdi; Eghbali, Ahmad


    To compare the erectile effect of propofol and halothane on unwanted intraoperative penile erection (UIOPE) during pediatric hypospadiasis repair. One hundred and seventeen boys who were in the age range of 6 months to 6 years and referred for hypospadiasis repair to our referral teaching hospital were included in this randomized clinical trial. Patients were randomly assigned to one of the two study groups before anesthesia induction. Anesthesia was maintained with a continuous intravenous infusion of propofol and inhalational halothane in the propofol (P) and halothane (H) groups, respectively. Data regarding the patients’ age, weight, pre- and intra-operative chordee, UIOPE, anesthesia time, surgery time, hematoma formation, and wound infection were collected. The Chi-Square and Fisher’s exact tests were used for comparison. No statistically significant differences were noted regarding age, weight, and pre and intra-operative chordee between the two groups. The incidence of UIOPE (10.34% versus 57.63%; P = .000), anesthesia time (174.15 +/- 15.02 versus 181.26 +/- 15.19; P =.012), and surgery time (162.34 +/- 12.99 versus 167.69 +/- 13.90 +/- 13.90; P = .034) were significantly lower in group P compared with group H. The use of propofol during hypospadiasis surgical repair is more safe and effective than halothane in preventing UIOPE and reducing surgery and anesthesia time.

  16. Sevoflurane decreases bispectral index values more than does halothane at equal MAC multiples.

    Schwab, Hildebrand S; Seeberger, Manfred D; Eger, Edmond I; Kindler, Christoph H; Filipovic, Miodrag


    At the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of inhaled anesthetics, 50% of subjects move in response to noxious stimulation. Similarly, at MAC-awake, 50% of subjects respond appropriately to command. The bispectral index (BIS) nominally measures the effect of anesthetics on wakefulness or consciousness. We postulated that the use of halothane with a larger MAC-awake/MAC ratio than sevoflurane would produce higher BIS values at comparable levels of MAC. We studied 33 unpremedicated patients anesthetized by inhalation, 18 with sevoflurane and 15 with halothane. We measured BIS before and during anesthesia at 1 MAC, both before and after tracheal intubation facilitated by fentanyl and rocuronium and then at 1.5 MAC. BIS measurements were made after meeting steady-state conditions. No surgery was performed during this study. BIS values in awake patients did not differ between the sevoflurane and halothane groups (96 +/- 2 and 96 +/- 2, mean +/- sd, respectively). At 1 MAC without and with neuromuscular blockade and at 1.5 MAC, BIS values for patients anesthetized with halothane (54 +/- 7, 56 +/- 7, and 49 +/- 7, respectively) exceeded those for patients anesthetized with sevoflurane (34 +/- 6, 34 +/- 6, and 29 +/- 5, respectively) (P < 0.0001). This finding adds to other evidence indicating that BIS is drug specific.

  17. Stable inhibition of brain synaptic plasma membrane calcium ATPase in rats anesthetized with halothane.

    Franks, J J; Horn, J L; Janicki, P K; Singh, G


    The authors recently showed that plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase (PMCA) activity in cerebral synaptic plasma membrane (SPM) is diminished in a dose-related fashion during exposure in vitro to halothane, isoflurane, xenon, and nitrous oxide at clinically relevant partial pressures. They have now extended their work to in vivo studies, examining PMCA pumping in SPM obtained from control rats decapitated without anesthetic exposure, from rats decapitated during halothane anesthesia, and from rats decapitated after recovery from halothane anesthesia. Three treatment groups were studied: 1) C, control rats that were decapitated without anesthetic exposure, 2) A, anesthetized rats exposed to 1 minimum effective dose (MED) for 20 min and then decapitated, and 3) R, rats exposed to 1 MED for 20 min and then decapitated after recovery from anesthesia, defined as beginning to groom. Plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase pumping and Ca(2+)-dependent ATPase hydrolytic activity, as well as sodium-calcium exchanger activity and Na+-K+-ATPase hydrolytic activity, were assessed in cerebral SPM. In addition, halothane effect on smooth endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase (SERCA) was examined. Plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase transport of Ca2+ into SPM vesicles from anesthetized rats was reduced to 71% of control (P SPM from rats killed while anesthetized with halothane, compared with rats killed without anesthesia or after recovery from anesthesia. The studies described in this report, in conjunction with previously reported inhibition of PMCA activity in vitro by a wide range of anesthetic agents, indicate a relationship between inhibition of PMCA and action of inhalational anesthetics.

  18. Halothane, isoflurane, xenon, and nitrous oxide inhibit calcium ATPase pump activity in rat brain synaptic plasma membranes

    Franks, J J; Horn, J L; Janicki, P K; Singh, G


    .... For studies of anesthetic effects on PMCA activity, Ca2+ uptake or Pi release was measured in SPM exposed to halothane, isoflurane, xenon, and nitrous oxide at partial pressures ranging from 0 to 1.6 MAC equivalents...

  19. Anesthetic recovery and hemodynamic effects of continuous thiopental infusion versus halothane for maintenance anesthesia in patients undergoing ocular surgery

    Shoroghi, Mehrdad; Farahbakhsh, Farshid; Sheikhvatan, Mehrdad; Sheikhfathollahi, Mahmood; Abbasi, Ali; Talebi, Azam


    Purpose: To investigate anesthesia recovery and hemodynamic status in patients under thiopental infusion or halothane maintenance anesthesia undergoing ocular surgery. Methods: Fifty-nine voluntary patients undergoing ocular surgery in Farabi hospital were allocated to one of two maintenance anesthe

  20. [The concentrations of halothane in the operating theatre and its dependance on various methods of removal (author's transl)].

    Hövener, B; Link, J


    Measurement of halothane concentrations by means of gas chromatography was used to compare the efficiency of 1) a filtration system and 2) ducting of gases into the exhaust of the ventilation system of our operating threatre. The concentrations were found to be lower when the latter method was used. Measurements made subsequently provided data on halothane concentrations occurring during routine service when different methods of anaesthesia were used, with and without ducting of gases into the ventilation exhaust system.

  1. Development of a Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model for the Anesthetics Halothane, Isoflurane, and Desflurane in the Pig (SUS SCROFA)


    HALOTHANE, ISOFLURANE, AND DESFLURANE IN THE PIG ( SUS SCROFA ) / Allen Vinegar MANTECH-GEO CENTER JOINT VENTURE PO BOX 31009 ~ DAYTON, OH 45437-0009...Pharmacokinetic Model for the Anesthetics Contract F41624-96-C-9010 Halothane, Isoflurane, and Desfiurane in the Pig ( Sus Scrofa ) PE 62202F PR 7757 6. AUTHOR(S) TA...PFA) " CA Figure I - Physiologicallly Based Pharmacokinetic Model of the Pig ( Sus scrofa ). Abbreviations: CA, arterial concentration; CX, exhaled

  2. Low-dose Simvastatin Increases Skeletal Muscle Sensitivity to Caffeine and Halothane

    Xu-lei Cui; Ying-lin Wang; Gang Tan; Ai-lun Luo; Xiang-yang Guo


    Objective To determine whether the myotoxic side effects of statin simvastatin affect skeletal muscle’s sensitivity to caffeine and halothane. Methods Primary cultured neonate rat skeletal myotubes were treated with 0.01-5.0μmol/L simvastatin for 48 hours. MTT was used to evaluate cellular viability. The gross morphology and microstructure of the myotubes were observed with a light and electron microscope, respectively. The intracellular calcium concentrations ([Ca2+]i) at rest and in response to caffeine and halothane were investigated by fluorescence calcium imaging. Data were analyzed byanalysis of variance (ANOVA) test. Results Simvastatin (0.01-5.0μmol/L) decreased myotube viability, changed their morphological features and microstructure, and increased the resting [Ca2+]i in a dose-dependent manner. Simvastatin did not change myotube’s sensitivity to low doses of caffeine (0.625-2.5 mmol/L) or halothane (1.0-5.0 mmol/L). In response to high-dose caffeine (10.0 mmol/L, 20.0 mmol/L) and halothane (20.0 mmol/L, 40.0 mmol/L), myotubes treated with 0.01μmol/L simvastatin showed a significant increase in sensitivity, but those treated with 1.0μmol/L and 5.0μmol/L simvastatin showed a significant decrease. The sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ storage peaked in the myotubes treated with 0.01μmol/L simvastatin, but it decreased when cells were treated with higher doses of simvastatin (0.1-5.0μmol/L). Conclusions The myotoxic side effect of simvastatin was found to change the sensitivity of myotubes in response to high-dose caffeine and halothane. When dose was low, sensitivity increased mainly because of increased Ca2+ content in the sarcoplasmic reticulum, which might explain why some individuals with statin-induced myotoxic symptoms may show positivecaffeine-halothane contracture test results. However, when the dose was high and the damage to the myotubes was severer, sensitivity was lower. It is here supposed that the damage itself might put individuals with

  3. The positive effects of Midazolam on functional activity of white rat brain cells in conditions of halothane anesthesia.

    Vadachkoria, Z; Dzidziguri, L; Bakuradze, E; Dzidziguri, D


    For the elimination of postoperative complications, which are evident in infants with congenital palatine and upper lip cleft after halothane anesthesia during standard premedication (Atropine, Dimedrol) the usage of agents of benzodiazepine group with anti-hypoxic effects is advised. The latter may modulate the blocked ion channels by neuromediators, which are activated by GABA and GABA receptor function. The neuro-protective ability of halothane is demonstrated. To reveal the mechanisms of positive effects using benzodiazepine group for premedication we have investigated the effects of midazolam of brain cell functional activity of experimental animals (white rats) in conditions of halothane anesthesia. For the estimation of white rat brain cells functional activity the nuclear transcriptional activity was studied (based on the intensity of [14C]-UTF inclusion), also the glutamic acid decarboxilaze activity (GAD65/67) using immunohistochemistry. It is estimated that halothane inhibits the transcription in rat brain cells. During midazolam premedication the halothane inhibitory effect on RNA synthesis is not revealed. After an hour of pseudo-operation halothane also induces proved decrease of quantity of GAD65/67 positive cells in CA3 hippocampal field. At the same time the quantity of similar cells are increased in CA1 field. The increase of GAD65/67 positive cells in CA1 is more evident during midazolam premedication. Based on the data received we can conclude that the positive effect of midazolam results in increase of GAD65/67 positive cells in CA1 hippocampal field.

  4. Drug metabolism and genetic polymorphism in subjects with previous halothane hepatitis

    Ranek, L; Dalhoff, K; Poulsen, H E


    To test the hypothesis that halothane hepatitis is caused by a combination of altered drug metabolism and an immunoallergic disposition, the metabolism of antipyrine, metronidazole, sparteine, phenytoin, and racemic R- and S-mephenytoin was investigated in seven subjects with previous halothane...... hepatitis do not appear to be different from controls with regard to drug metabolism and HLA tissue type. The possibility of a higher frequency of complement C3 phenotype F and FS needs further investigation....... hepatitis. The HLA tissue types and the complement C3 phenotypes were also determined. The metabolism of antipyrine and metronidazole was within normal range in all subjects, and they were all fast or extensive metabolizers of sparteine, mephenytoin, and phenytoin. HLA tissue types were unremarkable. Five...

  5. Use of the caffeine-halothane contracture test for the diagnosis of malignant hyperthermia in Brazil

    R.T. Sudo


    Full Text Available Malignant hyperthermia (MH is a pharmacogenetic disease triggered by volatile anesthetics and succinylcholine. Deaths due to MH have been reported in Brazil. The first Malignant Hyperthermia Diagnostic and Research Center in Latin America was inaugurated in 1993 at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The center followed the diagnostic protocols of the North America MH Group, in which the contractures of biopsies from the vastus lateralis muscle are analyzed after exposure to caffeine and halothane (CHCT. CHCT was performed in individuals who survived, their relatives and those with signs/symptoms somewhat related to MH susceptibility (MHS. Here, we report data from 194 patients collected over 16 years. The Southeast (N = 110 and South (N = 71 represented the majority of patients. Median age was 25 (4-70 years, with similar numbers of males (104 and females (90. MHS was found in 90 patients and 104 patients were normal. Abnormal responses to both caffeine and halothane were observed in 59 patients and to caffeine or halothane in 20 and 11 patients, respectively. The contracture of biopsies from MHS exposed to caffeine and halothane was 1.027 ± 0.075 g (N = 285 and 4.021 ± 0.255 g (N = 226, respectively. MHS was found in patients with either low or high blood creatine kinase and also, with a low score on the clinical grading scale. Thus, these parameters cannot be used with certainty to predict MHS. We conclude that the CHCT protocol described by the North America MH Group contributed to identification of MHS in suspected individuals at an MH center in Brazil with 100% sensitivity and 65.7% specificity.

  6. Ventilatory responses to acute metabolic acidemia in humans awake, sedated, and anesthetized with halothane.

    Knill, R L; Clement, J L


    The authors produced metabolic acidemia acutely in human subjects awake, sedated with halothane (0.1 MAC), and anesthetized with halothane (1.0 MAC) by infusing L-arginine hydrochloride, 5-6 mmol X kg-1, over 3 h. Ventilation was recorded at resting arterial hydrogen ion concentration [( H+]a) and at 2-4 isocapnic increments of [H+]a, in each case, while end-tidal oxygen tension (PETO2) was varied between greater than 300 mmHg and 45 mmHg. Total increments of [H+]a in awake, sedated, and anesthetized subjects were 13 +/- 4, 12 +/- 2, and 12 +/- 3 nmol X 1(-1) (means +/- SD). In the awake state, metabolic acidemia increased ventilation (VI) in proportion to [H+]a. The magnitude of response increased with reduced PETO2, such that the response to acidemia and hypoxemia combined was synergistic. The delta VI/delta [H+]a slopes at PETO2 values of greater than 300, 100-120, and 45 mmHg were 0.47 +/- 0.27, 0.85 +/- 0.24, and 3.01 +/- 1.30 1 X min-1 X nmol-1 X 1, respectively (means +/- SD). Halothane sedation reduced the responses to added [H+]a determined at PETO2 values of 100-120 and 45 mmHg, as well as the response to hypoxemia and to the interaction of acidemia and hypoxemia, each to less than half awake values. Halothane anesthesia further impaired the responses to [H+]a and virtually abolished the response to hypoxemia and to acidemia-hypoxemia interaction. A small residual response to added [H+]a during anesthesia could be accounted for by a slight concurrent increase of PaCO2, leaving no response attributable to metabolic [H+]a itself.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  7. A comparison of halothane and sevoflurane for bronchoscopic removal of foreign bodies in children.

    Batra Yatindra


    Full Text Available The present study was designed to compare induction and recovery characteristics of sevoflurane and halothane for rigid bronchoscopy for removal of foreign bodies in tracheobronchial tree in children. Forty four children (age 1-4 years were allocated randomly to two groups to receive either halothane (group H; n=22 or sevoflurane (group S; n=22 in oxygen. A graded inhalation technique was used with maximum inspiratory concentration of 5% for halothane and 8% for sevoflurane. Time for loss of consciousness and induction time in group H and group S were 2.3+/-0.4 min vs 2.2+/-0.4 min (p>0.05 and 4.6+/-0.7 min vs 4.9+/-0.6 min (p>0.05 respectively. Intubation conditions with rigid bronchoscope were similar in both groups. Fewer children in group H had vocal cord movements as compared to group S on laryngoscopy (3 vs 8, p>0.05. Six children in group H and two children in group S had disturbances of cardiac rhythm (p>0.05. Emergence time was significantly shorter in group S as compared to group H (group H - 29.6+/-10.7 min vs group S- 12.3+/-7.6 min, p<0.05. Modified Aldrete′s score of 8 was achieved significantly faster in group S as compared to group H (group H - 33.8+/-9.3 min vs group S- 17.3+/-6.8 min, p<0.05. Adverse events during induction and recovery were comparable between the two groups except for significantly high incidence of excitement in group S. In conclusion, halothane is as suitable as sevoflurane for children undergoing rigid bronchoscopy for airway foreign body retrieval, but sevoflurane has a quicker recovery.

  8. Effects of adenosine agonist R-phenylisopropyl-adenosine on halothane anesthesia and antinociception in rats

    Hai-chun MA; Yan-fen WANG; Chun-sheng FENG; Hua ZHAO; Shuji DOHI


    Aim: To investigate the antinociceptive effect of adenosine agonist Rphenylisopropyl-adenosine (R-PIA) given to conscious rats by intracerebroventricular (ICV) and intrathecal (IT), and identify the effect of R-PIA on minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of halothane with pretreatment of A1 receptor an tagonist 8-cyclopentyl-1,3-dipropylxanthine (DPCPX) or K+ channel blocker 4-aminopyridine (4-AP). Methods: Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with 24 gauge stainless steel guide cannula using stereotaxic apparatus and ICV method, and an IT catheter (PE-10, 8.5 cm) was inserted into the lumbar subarachnoid space, while the rats were under pentobarbital anesthesia. After one week of recovery from surgery, rats were randomly assigned to one of the following protocols: MAC of halothane, or tail-flick latency. All measurements were performed after R-PIA (0.8-2.0 μg) microinjection into ICV and IT with or without pretreatment of DPCPX or 4-AP. Results: Microinjection of adenosine agonist R PIA in doses of 0.8-2.0 μg into ICV and IT produced a significant dose- and time dependent antinociceptive action as reflected by increasing latency times and ICV administration of adenosine agonist R-PIA (0.8 μg) reducing halothane anes thetic requirements (by 29%). The antinociception and reducing halothane requirements effected by adenosine agonist R-PIA was abolished by DPCPX and 4-AP. Conclusion: ICV and IT administration of adenosine agonist R-PIA produced an antinociceptive effect in a dose-dependent manner and decreased hal othane MAC with painful stimulation through activation of A1 receptor subtype, and the underlying mechanism involves K+ channel activation.

  9. Modification of sodium and potassium channel gating kinetics by ether and halothane

    Bean, B.P.; Shrager, P.; Goldstein, D.A.


    The effects of ether and halothane on the kinetics of sodium and potassium currents were investigated in the crayfish giant axon. Both general anesthetics produced a reversible, dose-dependent speeding up of sodium current inactivation at all membrane potentials, with no change in the rising phase of the currents. Double-pulse inactivation experiments with ether also showed faster inactivation, but the rate of recovery from inactivation at negative potentials was not affected. Ether shifted the midpoint of the steady-state fast inactivation curve in the hyperpolarizing direction and made the curve steeper. The activation of potassium currents was faster with ether present, with no change in the voltage dependence of steady-state potassium currents. Ether and halothane are known to perturb the structure of lipid bilayer membranes; the alterations in sodium and potassium channel gating kinetics are consistent with the hypothesis that the rats of the gating processes of the channels can be affected by the state of the lipids surrounding the channels, but a direct effect of ether and halothane on the protein part of the channels cannot be ruled out.

  10. Influence of halothane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane on gastroesophageal reflux during anesthesia in dogs.

    Wilson, Deborah V; Boruta, Daniel T; Evans, A Tom


    To determine whether maintenance of anesthesia with halothane or sevoflurane is associated with a lower incidence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) than the use of isoflurane in dogs undergoing orthopedic surgery. 90 dogs. Dogs were evaluated during elective orthopedic surgery. Dogs with a history of vomiting or that had received any drugs that would alter gastrointestinal tract function were excluded from the study. The anesthetic protocol used was standardized to include administration of acepromazine maleate and morphine prior to induction of anesthesia with thiopental. Dogs were allocated to receive halothane, isoflurane, or sevoflurane to maintain anesthesia. A sensor-tipped catheter was placed to measure esophageal pH during anesthesia. Gastroesophageal reflux was defined as an esophageal pH 7.5. 51 dogs had 1 or more episodes of acidic GER during anesthesia. Reflux was detected in 14 dogs receiving isoflurane, 19 dogs receiving halothane, and 18 dogs receiving sevoflurane. In dogs with GER, mean +/- SD time from probe placement to onset of GER was 36 +/- 65 minutes and esophageal pH remained surgery or moving a dog on or off the surgery table. Dogs that developed GER soon after induction of anesthesia were more likely to regurgitate. Maintenance of anesthesia with any of the 3 commonly used inhalant agents is associated with a similar risk for development of GER in dogs.

  11. Effect of high-frequency positive-pressure ventilation on halothane ablation of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.

    Hall, S M; Chapleau, M; Cairo, J; Levitzky, M G


    High-frequency positive-pressure ventilation (HFPPV) was compared to intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (IPPV) during unilateral atelectasis with and without halothane anesthesia. Dogs with electromagnetic flow probes chronically implanted on their main (Qt) and left (Ql) pulmonary arteries were ventilated via Carlen's dual-lumen endotracheal tubes. In eight closed-chest dogs, about 43% of the cardiac output perfused the left lung during bilateral ventilation by either a Harvard animal respirator (IPPV) or a Health-dyne model 300 high-frequency ventilator (HFPPV). Unilateral atelectasis decreased blood flow (Ql/Qt) to that lung. Ql/Qt was 19 +/- 1% with HFPPV during left-lung atelectasis and right-lung ventilation, compared to 32 +/- 1% with unilateral IPPV. This suggests that HFPPV permits stronger hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction. Addition of 1% halothane increased blood flow to the atelectatic left lung during unilateral ventilation with IPPV but not with HFPPV. This suggests that halothane decreases the effects of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction during conventional ventilation but not during HFPPV.

  12. Isoflurane and sevoflurane decrease entropy indices more than halothane at equal MAC values.

    Prabhakar, Hemanshu; Ali, Zulfiqar; Bithal, Parmod K; Rath, Girija P; Singh, Deepak; Dash, Hari H


    Recently, bispectral index (BIS) values were demonstrated to be different for various anesthetics as a result of differential effects on electroencephalographic (EEG) signals. Entropy is similar to the BIS monitor, as both process raw EEG to derive a number. We hypothesized that entropy may also be anesthetic agent-specific. Thirty adult patients undergoing spinal surgery were randomized to receive halothane, isoflurane, or sevoflurane. Entropy indices were recorded at various minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) values-0.5, 0.75, 1.0 and 1.5-both during wash-in and wash-out of the agent. Heart rate (HR), mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), response entropy (RE), and state entropy (SE) were noted. Statistical analysis was done using a one-way analysis-ofvariance test. P values less than 0.05 were considered significant. Ten patients in each group completed the study. The demographics and baseline values of HR, MAP, RE, and SE were comparable in all three groups. During the study period, for a given MAC value, both RE and SE remained low in the isoflurane and sevoflurane groups compared to the halothane group. For a given MAC, the RE and SE were comparable during wash-in and wash-out phases. Halothane produced higher entropy values as compared to isoflurane and sevoflurane at equivalent MAC levels.

  13. Determination of the minimum alveolar concentration for halothane, isoflurane and sevoflurane in the gerbil.

    de Segura, I A Gómez; de la Víbora, J Benito; Criado, A


    The present work determined the minimum alveolar concentrations (MAC) of halothane, isoflurane and sevoflurane in adult female gerbils (n=24). Animals were placed in a chamber for anaesthetic induction before performing tracheal intubation. The tracheal tube was connected to a non-rebreathing circuit with minimal dead space. Body temperature, blood pressure, heart and respiratory rates and end-tidal volatile anaesthetic levels were measured continuously. MAC was determined using a standard noxious stimulus (tail-clamp). All experiments were performed at the same time of the day, body temperature was maintained constant and blood-gas analysis was performed to confirm that values were within normal limits. The mean+/-SD MAC values were 1.06+/-0.11% halothane (n=8), 1.55+/-0.08% isoflurane (n=8) and 2.90+/-0.12% sevoflurane (n=7). Cardiovascular parameters at 1xMAC did not differ significantly among anaesthetics but the respiratory rate was significantly higher in the halothane group than in the isoflurane and sevoflurane groups. The SpO2 values recorded throughout anaesthesia and the pH and partial oxygen pressure values determined at the end of the study did not differ among the studied anaesthetics at 1xMAC. These data suggest that the MAC for halogenated inhalant anaesthetics in gerbils is lower than the average MAC values obtained in rats and mice.

  14. The acute hypoxic ventilatory response under halothane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane anaesthesia in rats.

    Karanovic, N; Pecotic, R; Valic, M; Jeroncic, A; Carev, M; Karanovic, S; Ujevic, A; Dogas, Z


    The relative order of potency of anaesthetic agents on the hypoxic ventilatory response has been tested in humans, but animal data are sparse. We examined the effects of 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, and 2.0 MAC halothane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane on phrenic nerve activity in euoxia (baseline) and during acute normocapnic hypoxia (inspired oxygen fraction 0.09) in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats. With halothane, all animals became apnoeic even in euoxia, and the hypoxic response was completely abolished at all anaesthetic levels. With isoflurane, 5 of 14 animals exhibited phrenic nerve activity in euoxia at 1.4 MAC and demonstrated a hypoxic response (302% of baseline activity), but all became apnoeic and lost the hypoxic response at higher doses. With sevoflurane, phrenic nerve activity and a hypoxic response was preserved in at least some animals at all doses (i.e. even the highest dose of 2.0 MAC). Similar to the rank order of potency previously observed in humans, the relative order of potency of depression of the hypoxic ventilatory response in rats was halothane (most depressive) > isoflurane > sevoflurane (p = 0.01 for differences between agents).




    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a relatively new sur gical procedure which is enjoying ever increasing popularit y and presenting new anesthetic challenges. Volatile anesthetics play an important ro le in the management of haemodynamic changes due to CO2 pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopi c surgeries. The aim of the study is to evaluate Isoflurane Vs Halothane as an adjunct t o obtund haemodynamic response due to CO2 pneumoperitoneum. MATERIALS & METHODS: 50 patients aged 20-60 yrs of either sex belonging to ASA grade I & II scheduled for electiv e laparoscopic cholecystectomy admitted in MLB Medical College, Jhansi were randomly divided i nto two group. Group I – O 2 : N 2 O + Inhalational agent (Isoflurane 1.5-2% Group II – O 2 : N 2 O + Inhalational agent (Halothane 1.5-2% RESULTS : Hypertensive response due to CO 2 pneumoperitoneum was well suppressed by Isoflurane (1.5-2% {Group-I} which maintained pulse rate at a relatively higher side than halothane, (1.5-2%{Group II} decreased mean arteria l pressure more significantly than halothane without any difference in arterial oxygen saturation (SPO 2 and end tidal CO 2 concentration (E T CO 2 . CONCLUSION : This can be concluded from the study that Isoflur ane (Group-I more effectively attenuated the haemodyna mic response due to CO 2 pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic cholecystectomy as compared to Halothane (Group-II under balanced anesthetic technique.

  16. MAC-awake of isoflurane, enflurane and halothane evaluated by slow and fast alveolar washout.

    Gaumann, D M; Mustaki, J P; Tassonyi, E


    End-tidal anaesthetic concentrations at first eye opening in response to a verbal command during recovery from anaesthesia (MAC-awake), were measured for isoflurane (n = 16), enflurane (n = 16) and halothane (n = 14). MAC-awake was measured during either slow or fast alveolar washout. Slow washout was obtained by decreasing anaesthetic concentrations in predetermined steps of 15 min, assuming equilibration between brain and alveolar partial pressures. Fast alveolar washout was obtained by discontinuation of the inhalation anaesthetic, which had been maintained at 1 MAC for at least 15 min. Mean MAC-awake obtained with slow alveolar washout was similar for isoflurane (0.25 (SD 0.03) MAC), and enflurane (0.27 (0.04) MAC) and significantly greater than values obtained by fast alveolar washout (isoflurane: 0.19 (0.03) MAC; enflurane: 0.20 (0.03) MAC). The MAC-awake of isoflurane and enflurane was significantly less than that of halothane, which was 0.59 (0.10) MAC as evaluated by the slow and 0.50 (0.05) MAC as evaluated by the fast alveolar washout method. Recovery time from anaesthesia with fast alveolar washout was 8.8 (4.0) min for halothane, which was not different from isoflurane (15 (2.5) min), but significantly shorter than for enflurane (22 (10) min), reflecting differences in the anaesthetic concentration gradient between MAC and MAC-awake values. These data do not support the hypothesis of a uniform ratio between MAC and MAC-awake values.

  17. EEG entropy values during isoflurane, sevoflurane and halothane anesthesia with and without nitrous oxide.

    Prabhakar, Hemanshu; Ali, Zulfiqar; Bithal, Parmod K; Singh, Gyaninder P; Laithangbam, Pradip K; Dash, Hari H


    We hypothesized that like bispectral index, entropy may be anesthetic agent specific. We carried out a study to assess the entropy values of different anesthetics at equi-minimal alveolar concentrations (MACs) with air and nitrous oxide as carrier gases. Thirty adult patients undergoing spine surgery were randomized to receive halothane, isoflurane, or sevoflurane, in 2 stages, (a) with air/oxygen mixture (2:1) and (b) in nitrous oxide/oxygen (2:1). Heart rate, mean arterial blood pressure, response entropy (RE), and state entropy (SE) were noted at 1.0 and 1.5 MACs for each agent. Statistical analysis was done using the 2-way analysis of variance followed by Bonferroni correction and Student t test for paired data. P value of less than 0.05 were considered significant. The demographics and baseline values of heart rate, mean arterial blood pressure, RE, and SE were comparable. Changing from air/oxygen as carrier gas to 66% nitrous oxide in oxygen resulted in significant increase in both RE and SE at 1.0 MAC for all the agents (Psevoflurane and isoflurane (P0.05). Again the values of RE and SE remained high for halothane as compared with isoflurane and sevoflurane. In conclusion, our data suggest a possibility of misinterpretation of anesthetic hypnosis when entropy values increase with addition of nitrous oxide to 1 MAC isoflurane and sevoflurane.

  18. Effects of halothane-nitrous oxide inhalation anesthesia and Inactin on overall renal and tubular function in Sprague-Dawley and Wistar rats

    Holstein-Rathlou, N H; Christensen, P; Leyssac, P P


    Real function, plasma renin concentration (PRC) and prostaglandin (PG) excretion rate was studied in groups of Sprague-Dawley (SPRD) and Wistar (WIST) rats anesthetized with either Halothane-N2O or Inactin. Conscious rats were used as controls. A. In Halothane-N2O anesthesia inulin clearance (CIN......) and absolute proximal reabsorption rate (APR) was moderately decreased (by about 20%), while renal plasma flow (RPF), urine flow and solute excretion remained unchanged as compared to conscious rats. There was a linear relationship between the reciprocal of the proximal occlusion time (OT) and CIN in Halothane...

  19. Postcountershock myocardial damage after pretreatment with adrenergic and calcium channel antagonists in halothane-anesthetized dogs

    Gaba, D.M.; Metz, S.; Maze, M.


    Transthoracic electric countershock can cause necrotic myocardial lesions in humans as well as experimental animals. The authors investigated the effect on postcountershock myocardial damage of pretreatment with prazosin, an alpha-1 antagonist; L-metoprolol, a beta-1 antagonist, and verapamil, a calcium channel-blocking agent. Twenty dogs were anesthetized with halothane and given two transthoracic countershocks of 295 delivered joules each after drug or vehicle treatment. Myocardial injury was quantitated 24 h following countershock by measuring the uptake of technetium-99m pyrophosphate in the myocardium. Elevated technetium-99m pyrophosphate uptake occurred in visible lesions in most dogs regardless of drug treatment. For each of four parameters of myocardial damage there was no statistically significant difference between control animals and those treated with prazosin, metoprolol, or verapamil. These data suggest that adrenergic or calcium channel-mediated mechanisms are not involved in the pathogenesis of postcountershock myocardial damage.


    Sarabjit kaur , Veena Chatrath , Gagandeep Kaur , Vishal Jarewal , Kulwinder S Sandhu , Sudha


    Full Text Available Purpose: General anaesthesia for oral surgeries in paediatric patients is always challenging for an anaesthesiologist. Aim was to compare halothane+propofol and sevoflurane+propofol in paediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy without muscle relaxant. Method: In a double blind manner, eighty patients of 3-10 years were premedicated with inj. Atropine and randomly divided into two groups of forty each. In Group A, priming was done with 50% oxygen+50% nitrous oxide+4% halothane for 1 minute, after loss of eye lash reflex and centralisation of pupil intravenous cannulation done. Inj. midazolom, lignocaine and Propofol were given and trachea was intubated. Maintenance was done with 1-2% halothane+ nitrous oxide+ oxygen and continuous propofol infusion. Similar technique was used in group B except for priming done with sevoflurane 7% and maintenance with 2-3%. Both groups were compared for induction, intubating conditions, haemodynamics and emergence characteristics. Results: Induction was rapid in group B as time for loss of eye lash reflex and centralisation of pupil was less in group B (21.88±12.6 &114.40±28.8 seconds as compared to group A (33.05±4.0 & 140.05±12.1 sec p<0.001. Intubating conditions were excellent but mean intubation time was less in group B as compared to group A p<0.001. Heart rate and blood pressure remained on lower side in group A. Emergence was significantly rapid in group B. No side effect or complications were noted. Conclusion: Both groups provided excellent intubating conditions but sevoflurane+propofol group was better as it provided faster induction and rapid recovery from anaesthesia with more stable haemodynamics as compared to Halothane+propofol group.

  1. Physiologic and acid-base measures of gopher snakes during ketamine or halothane-nitrous oxide anesthesia.

    Custer, R S; Bush, M


    Arterial acid-base and selected physiologic measures of gopher snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus catenifer) during ketamine or halothane-nitrous oxide anesthesia were compared with base-line values. During ketamine anesthesia, significant decreases in pH and HCO-3 concentrations indicated acid-base states of uncompensated metabolic acidosis. In contrast, halothane-nitrous oxide anesthesia induced acidosis of respiratory origin, through a significant depression in respiratory rate. In addition to the conventional measures, the OH-/H+ ratios and the alpha-imidazole (alpha IM) values were calculated to assess acid-base status during anesthesia. Values for both factors decreased significantly during both ketamine and halothane-nitrous oxide anesthesia. Where H+ concentrations nearly doubled, the decline in the OH-/H+ ratio exceeded 70% and the alpha IM decreased less than 20%. It was concluded that these 2 factors may be helpful in evaluation of the acid-base status of ectothermic animals when normal values for the conventional measures of pH and pCO2 are not available for comparison.




    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES : A wareness during general anesthesia is a frightening experience , which may result in serious emotional injury and post - traumatic disorders. Awareness have been reported with many anesthetic techniques , particularly surgical patient populations such as thos e requiring anesthesia for Obstetrics , Major trauma , and cardiac surgery are known to experience a high incidence ( 7 - 43% of awareness. In our study we have made an attempt to evaluate the incidence of awareness in surgical patients under general anesthesi a using inhalational agent ( Halothane with Nitrous oxide . In this study we have evaluated the incidence of awareness by using Blood Pressure , Heart Rate , Sweating , Tears score intraoperatively and interviewing patients post - operatively by standard questio nnaire . MATERIALS AND METHODS : Hundred patients undergoing surgical procedures under general Anesthesia were randomly selected for the study . They were posted to undergo surgery from November 2011 to July 2013 . Parameters observed : Intra - operatively Blood Pressure , Heart Rate , Sweating , Tears scoring was done at 0 minutes in the operation theatre before induction and 10 minutes after intubation and monitored every 10 minutes till the end of surgery. All the patients were interviewed in the post - operative pe riod soon after complete recovery and 24 hours later again with a set of 10 questions ( Questionnaire method . RESULTS : In our study we have a standard interview questionnaire in the post operative period to study the incidence of awareness. We found that n one of the patients had conscious recall of the events during surgery. In our study of 100 patients none of the patients had awareness. Injection atropine 20 mcg/kg body weight and injection pethidine 1mg/kg body weight were given as premedication. Inducti on agent used was injection thiopental sodium 5mg/kg body weight and maintained with Nitrous oxide , Halothane as

  3. Trifluoroacetylated adducts in spermatozoa, testes, liver and plasma and CYP2E1 induction in rats after subchronic inhalatory exposure to halothane.

    Oropeza-Hernández, Luis F; Quintanilla-Vega, Betzabet; Reyes-Mejía, Raul A; Serrano, Carmen J; García-Latorre, Ethel A; Dekant, Wolfgang; Manno, Maurizio; Albores, Arnulfo


    The induction of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2E1 in testes and liver and the presence of trifluoroacetylated (TFA) adducts in spermatozoa, testes, liver and plasma were investigated in rats subchronically exposed by inhalation to halothane (15 ppm/4 h/day/5 days/week/9 weeks). After halothane exposure, p-nitrophenol hydroxylase (p-NPH) activity increased 3.2-fold and CYP2E1 apo-protein content 7-fold in testes, whereas in liver, p-NPH increased 2.3-fold and CYP2E1 apoprotein content 1.4-fold. These results suggest a differential inductive effect of halothane on CYP2E1 in these tissues. Moreover, TFA adducts were present in microsomes of testis and liver and in plasma of halothane-treated rats. The immunoblot analysis of testicular microsomes showed two intense TFA protein bands of 63 and 59 kDa, whereas in liver three intense bands of 100, 76 and 63 kDa were observed. Bands of similar molecular weights to those observed in liver were detected in the plasma of halothane-treated animals. In addition, TFA adducts were detected by immunofluorescence in spermatozoa, probably in the acrosome and/or perinuclear theca region, and in the distal tail of spermatozoa. The increase in CYP2E1 apoprotein and p-NPH activity observed in testis and liver microsomes suggests that halothane induces its own biotransformation both hepatically and extrahepatically and in addition, that the nature of the TFA adducts will depend on the proteins present in each tissue. Also, the presence of TFA adducts in spermatozoa may result from the activation of halothane in the reproductive tract. The detailed mechanism of TFA adduct formation and its consequences on the spermatozoa function remain to be fully clarified.

  4. Halothane, isoflurane, xenon, and nitrous oxide inhibit calcium ATPase pump activity in rat brain synaptic plasma membranes.

    Franks, J J; Horn, J L; Janicki, P K; Singh, G


    Perturbation of neuronal calcium homeostasis may alter neurotransmission in the brain, a phenomenon postulated to characterize the anesthetic state. Because of the central role of plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase (PMCA) in maintaining Ca2+ homeostasis, the authors examined the effect of several inhalational anesthetics on PMCA function in synaptic plasma membranes (SPM) prepared from rat brain. Ca(2+)-ATPase pumping activity was assessed by measurement of ATP-dependent uptake of Ca2+ by SPM vesicles. ATPase hydrolytic activity was assessed by spectrophotometric measurement of inorganic phosphate (Pi) released from ATP. For studies of anesthetic effects on PMCA activity, Ca2+ uptake or Pi release was measured in SPM exposed to halothane, isoflurane, xenon, and nitrous oxide at partial pressures ranging from 0 to 1.6 MAC equivalents. Halothane and isoflurane exposures were carried out under a gassing hood. For xenon and nitrous oxide exposures, samples were incubated in a pressure chamber at total pressures sufficient to provide anesthetizing partial pressures for each agent. Dose-related inhibition of Ca(2+)-ATPase pumping activity was observed in SPM exposed to increasing concentrations of halothane and isoflurane, confirmed by ANOVA and multiple comparison testing (P Xenon and nitrous oxide also inhibited Ca2+ uptake by SPM vesicles. At partial pressures of these two gases equivalent to 1.3 MAC, PMCA was inhibited approximately 20%. Hydrolysis of ATP by SPM fractions was also inhibited in a dose-related fashion. An additive effect occurred when 1 vol% of halothane was added to xenon or nitrous oxide at partial pressures equivalent to 0-1.6 MAC for the latter two agents. Plasma membranes Ca(2+)-ATPase is significantly inhibited, in a dose-related manner, by clinically relevant partial pressures of halothane, isoflurane, xenon, and nitrous oxide. Furthermore, these anesthetics inhibit PMCA activity in accordance with their known potencies, and an additive effect was

  5. Etorphine-halothane anaesthesia in two five-year-old African elephants (Loxodonta africana : clinical communication

    G.F. Stegmann


    Full Text Available Anaesthesia of 2 five-year-old femaleAfrican elephants (Loxodonta africana was required for dental surgery. The animals were each premedicated with 120 mg of azaperone 60 min before transportation to the hospital. Before offloading, 1 mg etorphine was administered intramuscularly (i.m. to each elephant to facilitate walking them to the equine induction / recovery room. For induction, 2 mg etorphine was administered i.m. to each animal. Induction was complete within 6 min. Surgical anaesthesia was induced with halothane-in-oxygen after intubation of the trunk. During surgery the mean heart rate was 61 and 45 beats / min respectively. Systolic blood pressures increased to 27.5 and 25.6 kPa respectively, and were treated with intravenous azaperone. Blood pressure decreased thereafter to a mean systolic pressure of 18.1 and 19.8 kPa, respectively. Rectal temperature was 35.6 and 33.9 oC at the onset of surgery, and decreased to 35.3 and 33.5 oC, respectively, at the end of anaesthesia. Etorphine anaesthesia was reversed with 5mg diprenorphine at the completion of 90 min of surgery.

  6. Development of a gas chamber for detecting broiler chicken halothane sensitivity and PSE (Pale, Soft, Exudative meat formation

    Denis Fabrício Marchi


    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to investigate the use of a halothane to screen broiler chickens prone to develop PSE (Pale, Soft, Exudative meat through a special gas chamber connected to a veterinarian anaesthetic apparatus developed in our laboratory. Anaesthesia was induced with approx. 3.0% halothane at a flow rate of 6.0 Lm-1 in pure oxygen for 5 min. Commercial male broilers (n=342 aged 46 days old were evaluated and classified as either halothane sensitive (HAL+ or insensitive (HAL-, depending on the leg rigidity response. Approximately 27.5% (n=94 of broilers were HAL+ and 72.5% (n=248 were HAL-. This is a simple and rapid technique to evaluate broiler sensitivity to halothane and identify broilers prone to develop PSE meat. The occurrence of PSE meat in HAL insensitive broiler chicken samples suggests that other factors are related to PSE occurrence.O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar o uso do halotano para avaliar e identificar frangos propensos ao desenvolvimento de carnes PSE (Pálida, Flácida, Exsudativa por meio de uma câmara desenvolvida em nossos laboratórios. Esta foi conectada a um equipamento de anestesia veterinária e a anestesia foi então induzida com aproximadamente 3,0% de halotano a um fluxo de 6,0 L/min em puro oxigênio. A sensibilidade de três frangos foi avaliada simultaneamente. Os frangos de linhagem comercial (n=352 com 46 dias de idade foram expostos à 3,0% de halotano por 5 min e classificados como halotano sensível (HAL + e não-sensível (HAL -, baseado no enrijecimento dos seus membros inferiores. Aproximadamente 27,5% (n=94 frangos foram HAL+ e 72,5% (n=248 HAL-. Amostras do músculo Pectoralis major (n=75 foram coletadas após o abate dos animais para as medidas de pH e cor, determinadas nos filés mantidos a 4 C por 24 h postmortem. Frangos HAL+ apresentaram maior porcentagem de carnes PSE quando comparadas ao grupo HAL-. Este é um teste simples e rápido para a avaliação da sensibilidade

  7. [Modification of the analgetic effects (buprenorphine, pentazocine, pethidine) on respiration and haemodynamics by epidural, halothane- or neuroleptanaesthesia (author's transl)].

    Wüst, H J; Moritz, K G; Sandmann, W; Richter, O


    In 38 patients buprenorphine, meperidine and pentazocine were given in a single dose for postoperative pain relief 20 hours after the end of anaesthesia. Measuring the parameters of the high- and low-pressure system as well as the metabolism the authors found that the effects of these analgetic medicaments, intravenously injected were significantly influenced by fentanyl, halothane or diazepam, given under the course of operation. Especially buprenorphine, injected after epidural anaesthesia in combination with diazepam sedation, proved to have a rather negative effect, because it caused a strong depression of respiration and circulation. On the other hand buprenorphine had, given after neuroleptanaesthesia, a neutralizing - and pentazocine and pethidine in combination with neuroleptanaesthesia a stimulating influence on the circulation. After halothane-anaesthesia the effect of the analegtics on the cardiovascular system was, when buprenorphine was given, depressing and when pentazocine was given indifferent. Similar reactions, but more pronounced, could be seen in the epidural group. With certain reservations, caused by the preliminary character of this study, the following conclusions can be drawn for the anaesthetic practice: 1 Choosing analgetic drugs for postoperative pain relief, the anaesthesist has to be aware of the interactions, possibly resulting from the medicaments, given during anaesthesia. 2. The number of medicaments, given during anaesthesia, should be kept small, considering the eventual interactions and the unintentional secondary effects.

  8. Evaluation of halothane as stressor agent in poultry / Avaliação do halotano como agente estressor em frangos

    Massami Shimokomaki


    Full Text Available Studies have been demonstrating in poultry, the existence of at least two causes for the formation of PSE meat: genetic through the sensibility towards halothane and the environmental factor in particular the temperature as the main factor. Thus the objective of this work was to evaluate halothane as stressor agent for broiler concomitantly to evaluating the PSE incidence by submitting these birds to thermal stress. In this experiment, 24 broilers of commercial lineage were divided in 6 animals for 4 treatments: HHH, broilers submitted to halothane test and slaughtered 1h after this test; HET broilers submitted to halothane at 35°C/1h after 48h of halothane test followed by the birds slaughtering; EET, broilers submitted to thermal stress and slaughtered immediately after this treatment, and finally the control treatment (CCC where broilers were not submitted to halothane test nor to thermal stress as control. The initial pH of Pectoralis major m, was evaluated 30 min post mortem and the pH final, color, (L*, a*, b* water holding capacity (WHC, and R value analysis were carried out after 24h of storage of fillet samples at 40C. The pH24h was higher (p ? 0.05 for CCC samples in comparison to other treatments and R value was higher for birds under HET and EET treatments in comparison to CCC (p ? 0.05 suggesting that the rigor mortis was more rapid in samples from birds submitted to thermal stress. The HHH, HET, and EET treatments presented 4 birds each with PSE meat and 2 broilers from CCC treatment originated PSE meat showing the influence not only halothane but also the thermal stress over broilers welfare. Finally, results demonstrated that halothane is a stressor agent as well as the thermal stress and both promoted dramatic biochemical changes bringing about the formation of broiler PSE meat. Resultados vêm mostrando uma direta relação entre a sensibilidade ao halotano e a ocorrência de filés PSE em aves, que pode ser originado pela

  9. A comparative study of induction, maintenance and recovery characteristics of sevoflurane and halothane anaesthesia in pediatric patients (6 months to 6 years

    Shruti Redhu


    Conclusion: We conclude that induction with sevoflurane in nitrous oxide and oxygen leads to fast loss of consciousness and provides ideal conditions for managing the airway without supplemental opioids or muscle relaxants with haemodynamic stability and is therefore a reasonable alternative to halothane for paediatric patients.

  10. Pemberian Ekstrak Bayam Merah (Amarantus Tricolor linn Memperbaiki Ekspresi BDNF dan GLUR1 pada Area Hipokampus Tikus Muda yang Terpapar Anestesi Inhalasi Halothane dan Sevoflurane

    Raden Argarini


    Full Text Available In the development stage, brain has a higher level of vulnerability than the adult brain to anesthetic agents. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of red amaranth extract to brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF and AMPA glutamate receptor subunit 1 (Glur1 expressions as biomarkers of cognitive and neuroplasticity in rat hippocampus areas exposed to inhaled anesthetics halothane and sevoflurane. The design of this study was a randomized posttest only control group. This study was conducted at the Department of Biochemistry Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, and the anesthetic procedures were performed at the Veterinary Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universitas Airlangga during the period of May–October 2014. The subjects of this study were 23 white male rats (Rattus norvegicus wistar strain, aged 1–1.5 months, weighted approximately 60–100 grams in a healthy physical condition. The subjects were divided into 5 groups, K (control; K1 (1 MAC halothane; K2 (red amaranth 800 mg/kgBW + 1 MAC halothane; K3 (1 MAC sevoflurane; and K4 (red amaranth 800mg/kgBW+1 MAC sevoflurane. The results of this study showed a decrease in the expression of BDNF when halothane and sevoflurane were administered. Red amaranth treatment prior to anesthetic gases exposure preserved and increased BDNF expression (p=0.000 while GLUR1 expression increased in the group that received halothane and sevoflurane administration and decreased back to normal in the group that received red amaranth treatment prior to exposure to anesthetic gases (p=0.000. In conclusion, red amaranth extract has the potential effect to prevent cognitive neurotoxicity on the cognitive function in rats exposed to anesthetic gases.

  11. Haemodynamic changes during halothane, sevoflurane and desflurane anaesthesia in dogs before and after the induction of severe heart failure.

    Preckel, B; Müllenheim, J; Hoff, J; Obal, D; Heiderhoff, M; Thämer, V; Schlack, W


    The effects of desflurane and sevoflurane on the failing myocardium are still uncertain. We investigated the effects of different concentrations of sevoflurane, desflurane and halothane in dogs with pacing induced chronic heart failure. Global (left ventricular pressure, left ventricular dP/dt, Konigsbergtransducer) and regional myocardial function (systolic segment length shortening, ultrasonic crystals) were measured in chronically instrumented dogs with tachycardia induced severe congestive heart failure. Measurements were performed in healthy dogs and after induction of heart failure in the awake state and during anaesthesia with 0.75, 1.0, 1.25 and 1.75 minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of halothane, sevoflurane or desflurane. The anaesthetics reduced dP/dtmax in a dose-dependent manner in healthy dogs (dP/dtmax decreased to 43-53% of awake values at 1.75 MAC). Chronic rapid left ventricular pacing increased heart rate and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure and decreased mean arterial pressure, left ventricular systolic pressure and dP/dtmax. The reduction in contractility was similar in the failing myocardium (to 41-50% of awake values at 1.75 MAC). Segmental shortening was reduced during anaesthesia by 50-62% after pacing compared with 22-44% in normal hearts. While there were similar effects of the different anaesthetics on diastolic function in healthy dogs, after induction of heart failure a more pronounced increase of the time constant of isovolumic relaxation and a greater decrease of dP/dtmin was observed with sevoflurane than with desflurane, indicating a stronger depression of diastolic function. While the negative inotropic effects of sevoflurane and desflurane were similar in normal and in the failing myocardium in vivo, desflurane led to a better preservation of diastolic function in the failing myocardium.

  12. [The effect of halothane and enflurane as well as of propanidid and ketamin on the aortic baroreceptor discharge of decerebrated cats (author's transl)].

    Hagenau, W; Pietsch, D; Arndt, J O


    The effect of halothane, enflurane, propanidid and ketamine on the sensitivity of the aortic baroreceptors and its quantitative relationship with arterial pressure were studied in decerebrated cats. Receptor response curves (single baroreceptor fibres of the depressor nerve) were constructed by plotting the average discharge rate (spikes/sec) against the aortic mean pressure and the effect of the anaesthetics on them was analysed. The blood pressure was changed over wide ranges by inflating a balloon placed in the thoracic part of the descending aorta through a femoral artery. Receptor sensitivity increased with halothane and enflurane, yet it decreased with propanidid. It remained uneffected duringanesthesia with ketamine. Thus, different anesthetics act differently on the afferent impulse traffic of baroreceptors. The possible role of these effects on blood pressure control during anaesthesia is discussed.


    Santosh K


    Full Text Available AIM: This study was conducted to compare the speed of induction, intubation, and speed of emergence with sevoflurane and halothane in pediatric patients. METHODOLOGY: All the patients had full preanesthetic check-up and the routine investigation (complete blood count, urine albumin was done. Patients were kept fasting for 6 hrs. for solid food, 4hours for semisolid and 2 hours for liquid. They were randomly divided into Gr S and Gr H each comprising of 30 patients each to receive sevoflurane and halothane with 60% nitrous and 40% oxygen respectively by inhalation. On arrival in the operation theatre, the standard monitors were applied including an electrocardiogram, pulse oximeter, non-invasive blood pressure and precordial stethoscope and the baseline readings of respective parameters were taken. Anesthetic induction was done with face mask application using incremental dosing of 0.5% for halothane and 1% for sevoflurane every three to five breath to deliver maximum inspired concentration of upto 5% halothane(maximum inspired concentration or 8% sevoflurane (maximum inspired concentration. Spontaneous ventilation was maintained till loss of eye lash reflex. Following the loss of the eyelash reflex, the vaporizer concentration was decreased to 4% for sevoflurane and 0.86 % for halothane (approximately 2 MAC. Intravenous catheter was inserted. Inhalational agent at the same concentration was given until the loss of corneal reflex. After the intravenous line was secured, inj pentazocine 0.3 mg/kg was given. The patients were intubated with appropriate size endotracheal tube only after the loss of corneal reflex. After successful intubation, intravenous vecuronium 0.1 mg/kg was administered for muscle paralysis and the anesthetic concentrations was adjusted at 1.3 MAC with N2O (0.56% halothane and 2.6% sevoflurane. Time intervals measured: (induction time, intubation time, emergence time were measured. Vitals recorded: Heart rate, systolic

  14. Inhibition of sarcoplasmic Ca2+-ATPase increases caffeine- and halothane-induced contractures in muscle bundles of malignant hyperthermia susceptible and healthy individuals

    Schuster, Frank; Müller, Rainer; Hartung, Edmund; Roewer, Norbert; Anetseder, Martin


    Background Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is triggered by halogenated anaesthetics and depolarising muscle relaxants, leading to an uncontrolled hypermetabolic state of skeletal muscle. An uncontrolled sarcoplasmic Ca2+ release is mediated via the ryanodine receptor. A compensatory mechanism of increased sarcoplasmic Ca2+-ATPase activity was described in pigs and in transfected cell lines. We hypothesized that inhibition of Ca2+ reuptake via the sarcoplasmic Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA) enhances halothane- and caffeine-induced muscle contractures in MH susceptible more than in non-susceptible skeletal muscle. Methods With informed consent, surplus muscle bundles of 7 MHS (susceptible), 7 MHE (equivocal) and 16 MHN (non-susceptible) classified patients were mounted to an isometric force transducer, electrically stimulated, preloaded and equilibrated. Following 15 min incubation with cyclopiazonic acid (CPA) 25 μM, the European MH standard in-vitro-contracture test protocol with caffeine (0.5; 1; 1.5; 2; 3; 4 mM) and halothane (0.11; 0.22; 0.44; 0.66 mM) was performed. Data as median and quartiles; Friedman- and Wilcoxon-test for differences with and without CPA; p muscle bundles did not differ between groups. CPA increased halothane- and caffeine-induced contractures significantly. This increase was more pronounced in MHS and MHE than in MHN muscle bundles. Conclusion Inhibition of the SERCA activity by CPA enhances halothane- and caffeine-induced contractures especially in MHS and MHE skeletal muscle and may help for the diagnostic assignment of MH susceptibility. The status of SERCA activity may play a significant but so far unknown role in the genesis of malignant hyperthermia. PMID:15946384

  15. Inhibition of sarcoplasmic Ca2+-ATPase increases caffeine- and halothane-induced contractures in muscle bundles of malignant hyperthermia susceptible and healthy individuals

    Roewer Norbert


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Malignant hyperthermia (MH is triggered by halogenated anaesthetics and depolarising muscle relaxants, leading to an uncontrolled hypermetabolic state of skeletal muscle. An uncontrolled sarcoplasmic Ca2+ release is mediated via the ryanodine receptor. A compensatory mechanism of increased sarcoplasmic Ca2+-ATPase activity was described in pigs and in transfected cell lines. We hypothesized that inhibition of Ca2+ reuptake via the sarcoplasmic Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA enhances halothane- and caffeine-induced muscle contractures in MH susceptible more than in non-susceptible skeletal muscle. Methods With informed consent, surplus muscle bundles of 7 MHS (susceptible, 7 MHE (equivocal and 16 MHN (non-susceptible classified patients were mounted to an isometric force transducer, electrically stimulated, preloaded and equilibrated. Following 15 min incubation with cyclopiazonic acid (CPA 25 μM, the European MH standard in-vitro-contracture test protocol with caffeine (0.5; 1; 1.5; 2; 3; 4 mM and halothane (0.11; 0.22; 0.44; 0.66 mM was performed. Data as median and quartiles; Friedman- and Wilcoxon-test for differences with and without CPA; p Results Initial length, weight, maximum twitch height, predrug resting tension and predrug twitch height of muscle bundles did not differ between groups. CPA increased halothane- and caffeine-induced contractures significantly. This increase was more pronounced in MHS and MHE than in MHN muscle bundles. Conclusion Inhibition of the SERCA activity by CPA enhances halothane- and caffeine-induced contractures especially in MHS and MHE skeletal muscle and may help for the diagnostic assignment of MH susceptibility. The status of SERCA activity may play a significant but so far unknown role in the genesis of malignant hyperthermia.

  16. Comparative evaluation of halothane anaesthesia in medetomidine–butorphanol and midazolam–butorphanol premedicated water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis

    V. Malik


    Full Text Available Six clinically healthy male water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis 2–3 years of age and weighing 290–325 kg were used for 2 different treatments (H1 andH2. The animals of groupH1 were premedicated with medetomidine (2.5 g/kg, i.v. and butorphanol (0.05 mg/kg, i.v., while in groupH2 midazolam (0.25 mg/kg and butorphanol (0.05 mg/kg were used intravenously. Induction of anaesthesia was achieved by 5%thiopental sodium inH1 (3.85±0.63 mg/kg and H2 (6.96 ± 0.45 mg/kg groups. The anaesthesia was maintained with halothane in 100 % oxygen through a large animal anaesthetic machine. Better analgesia and sedation with a significantly lower dose of thiopental for induction and significantly higher values of sternal recumbency time and standing time were recorded in group H1 than in group H2 , whereas no significant (P > 0.05 difference for the halothane concentration was observed between groups H1 and H2. Significant decrease in heart rate was observed in group H1 whereas it significantly increased in group H2. In both groups, RR decreased during the preanaesthetic period, which increased significantly (P<0.01 after halothane administration. In both groups a significant (P<0.01 fall in RT was recorded from 20 min to the end of observation period. A significant (P < 0.05 fall in MAP was observed in group H1 from 15 min until the end, while in group H2 MAP increased nonsignificantly (P > 0.05 after premedication and a significant (P<0.05 occurredafter thiopental administration. In both groups a significant (P<0.01 increase in CVP and a significant (P<0.01 decrease in SpO2 were observed after premedication which persisted up to 120 min. ECG changes included significant (P<0.01 decrease and increase in QRS amplitudes in groupsH1 andH2 respectively, a significant (P < 0.05 increase in PR interval was recorded at 15 min in group H1, a significant (P<0.05 decrease in PR interval in groupH2 , a significant (P<0.05 decrease in T wave amplitude in groupH1, and a

  17. Carbon monoxide production from degradation of desflurane, enflurane, isoflurane, halothane, and sevoflurane by soda lime and Baralyme.

    Fang, Z X; Eger, E I; Laster, M J; Chortkoff, B S; Kandel, L; Ionescu, P


    Anecdotal reports suggest that soda lime and Baralyme brand absorbent can degrade inhaled anesthetics to carbon monoxide (CO). We examined the factors that govern CO production and found that these include: 1) The anesthetic used: for a given minimum alveolar anesthetic concentration (MAC)-multiple, the magnitude of CO production (greatest to least) is desflurane > or = enflurane > isoflurane > halothane = sevoflurane. 2) The absorbent dryness: completely dry soda lime produces much more CO than absorbent with just 1.4% water content, and soda lime containing 4.8% or more water (standard soda lime contains 15% water) generates no CO. In contrast, both completely dry Baralyme and Baralyme with 1.6% water produce high concentrations of CO, and Baralyme containing 4.7% water produces concentrations equaling those produced by soda lime containing 1.4% water. Baralyme containing 9.7% or more water and standard Baralyme (13% water) do not generate CO.3) The type of absorbent: at a given water content, Baralyme produces more CO than does soda lime. 4) The temperature: an increased temperature increases CO production. 5) The anesthetic concentration: more CO is produced from higher anesthetic concentrations. These results suggest that CO generation can be avoided for all anesthetics by using soda lime with 4.8% (or more) water or Baralyme with 9.7% (or more) water, and by using inflow rates of less than 2-3 L/min. Such inflow rates are low enough to ensure that the absorbent does not dry out.

  18. [Blood supply to the liver in the human after 1 MAC desflurane in comparison with isoflurane and halothane].

    Schindler, E; Müller, M; Zickmann, B; Kraus, H; Reuner, K H; Hempelmann, G


    Objective of this investigation was to compare the effects of the new inhalation agent desflurane with equipotent doses of isoflurane and halothane on hepatic blood flow (tHBF). 36 Patients scheduled for elective aortocoronary bypass grafting were enrolled to the study. tHBF was assessed by plasma clearance and hepatic extraction of indocyanine green, and standard haemodynamic parameters were measured by thermodilution technique. The measurements were performed awake and after intubation at equilibration of 1 MAC. All measurements were terminated before skin incision. We found a significant decrease of tHBF in all patients regardless of the inhalation agent used (H 918 ml/min +/- 107 to 625 ml/min +/- 181, I 930 ml/min +/- 195 to 637 ml/min +/- 137, D 940 ml/min +/- 129 to 677 ml/min +/- 122). The tHBF in relation to cardiac output also decreased significantly (H 17% +/- 5 to 14% +/- 3, I 16% +/- 3 to 14% +/- 5, D 20% +/- 5 to 18% +/- 6). No difference was seen between the groups according to tHBF and haemodynamics. The results of this study suggest that all inhalation agents included in the study significantly decreased tHBF during anaesthesia with the concentration of 1 MAC.

  19. Meta-analysis of the effect of the halothane gene on 6 variables of pig meat quality and on carcass leanness.

    Salmi, B; Trefan, L; Bloom-Hansen, J; Bidanel, J P; Doeschl-Wilson, A B; Larzul, C


    Technological meat quality is a significant economic factor in pork production, and numerous publications have shown that it is strongly influenced both by genetic status and by rearing and slaughter conditions. The quality of meat is often described by meat pH at different times postmortem, as well as by color and drip loss, whereas carcass quality is often characterized by lean percentage. A meta-analysis of findings relating to 3,530 pigs reported in 23 publications was carried out to assess the effects of the halothane gene, sex, breed, and slaughter weight of animals on 7 selected variables: pH at 45 min postmortem, ultimate pH, reflectance (L*-value), redness (a*-value), yellowness (b*-value), drip loss, and lean percentage. Two statistical methods were used in the meta-analysis: the method of effect size and the better known random effects model. The method of effect size was associated with Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques for implementing Bayesian hierarchical models to avoid the problems of limited data and publication bias. The results of our meta-analysis showed that the halothane genotype had a significant effect on all analyzed pork quality variables. Between-study variance was evaluated with the Cochran (1954) Q-test of heterogeneity. Meta-regression was used to explain this variance, with covariates such as breed, sex, slaughter weight, and fasting duration being integrated into different regression models. The halothane gene effect was associated with the breed effect only for the following variables: L*-value, b*-value, and drip loss. Slaughter weight contributed significantly only to the explanation of differences in ultimate pH between homozygous genotypes. In response to inconsistencies reported in the literature regarding the difference between the genotypes NN and Nn, results of the meta-analysis showed that the difference between these 2 genotypes was significant for all the analyzed variables except the a*-value.

  20. Comparison of the cardiopulmonary effects of anesthesia maintained by continuous infusion of romifidine, guaifenesin, and ketamine with anesthesia maintained by inhalation of halothane in horses.

    McMurphy, Rose M; Young, Lesley E; Marlin, David J; Walsh, Karen


    To compare cardiopulmonary responses during anesthesia maintained with halothane and responses during anesthesia maintained by use of a total intravenous anesthetic (TIVA) regimen in horses. 7 healthy adult horses (1 female, 6 geldings). Each horse was anesthetized twice. Romifidine was administered IV, and anesthesia was induced by IV administration of ketamine. Anesthesia was maintained for 75 minutes by administration of halothane (HA) or IV infusion of romifidine, guaifenesin, and ketamine (TIVA). The order for TIVA or HA was randomized. Cardiopulmonary variables were measured 40, 60, and 75 minutes after the start of HA orTIVA. Systolic, diastolic, and mean carotid arterial pressures, velocity time integral, and peak acceleration of aortic blood flow were greater, and systolic, diastolic, and mean pulmonary arterial pressure were lower at all time points for TIVA than for HA. Pre-ejection period was shorter and ejection time was longer for TIVA than for HA. Heart rate was greater for HA at 60 minutes. Minute ventilation and alveolar ventilation were greater and inspiratory time was longer for TIVA than for HA at 75 minutes. The PaCO2 was higher at 60 and 75 minutes for HA than forTIVA. Horses receiving a constant-rate infusion of romifidine, guaifenesin, and ketamine maintained higher arterial blood pressures than when they were administered HA. There was some indication that left ventricular function may be better during TIVA, but influences of preload and afterload on measured variables could account for some of these differences.

  1. Effects of Short-term Feeding Magnesium before Slaughter on Blood Metabolites and Postmortem Muscle Traits of Halothane-carrier Pigs

    Jing Chen


    Full Text Available Fifty-four, mixed-sex, halothane-carrier crossbred (Yorkshire×Landrace pigs with an average initial BW of 108.2±0.8 kg were randomly allotted to one of three dietary treatments for 5 d before slaughter: i a control corn-soybean meal finisher diet devoid of supplemental magnesium; ii a diet supplemented with 1.5 g/kg of elemental Mg from magnesium acetate; and iii a diet supplemented with 1.5 g/kg of elemental Mg from magnesium sulfate heptahydrate. Serum creatine kinase (CK, lactate and glucose were analyzed at slaughter. Muscles from longissimus (LM were packaged and stored to simulate display storage for muscle lactate and glycogen determinations at 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 d. Mg supplementation reduced (p0.05 on serum glucose. Daily change of muscle lactate concentration linearly increased (p<0.01, while glucose concentration linearly decreased (p<0.05 as storage time increased in all treatments. However, dietary Mg acetate and Mg sulfate supplementation in pigs elevated (p<0.05 muscle glycogen and reduced (p<0.05 muscle lactate concentrations, especially during the first 2 d of display, compared with pigs fed the control diet. This study suggests that short-term feeding of magnesium acetate and magnesium sulfate to heterozygous carriers of the halothane gene has beneficial effects on stress response and pork quality by improving blood and muscle biochemical indexes.

  2. Estudo comparativo entre sevofluorano, halotano e isofluorano em Gallus domesticus Comparite evaluation with sevoflurane, halothane and isoflurane in Gallus domesticus

    Luciana Dambrosio Guimarães


    Full Text Available Foram utilizados 30 frangos com 20 semanas de idade, pesando em média 2,90 ± 0,65kg divididos aleatoriamente em três grupos. A indução da anestesia foi realizada com máscara facial artesanal conectada ao sistema de Maggil Modificado, utilizando entre 3,0 e 3,5 vezes a dose anestésica mínima (DAM de cada agente e fluxo diluente de O2 de 2l/min, sendo que posteriormente os animais foram intubados e mantidos com valores de aproximadamente 1,7DAM durante 65 minutos. O isofluorano causou maior depressão respiratória e hipotensão; o halotano proporcionou maiores valores de pressão arterial e temperatura corporal e o sevofluorano, menor depressão respiratória e hipotensão em relação ao grupo do isofluorano, sendo considerado o agente mais indicado para a utilização em aves. A indução e recuperação foram mais rápidas com o sevofluorano, embora sem diferença significativa estatisticamente.For the comparison 30 twenty-week-old chicken were used. They weigh na averdage of 2.90 ± 0.65kg aleatorily divided into 3 groups. The anesthetic induction was accomplished with a home-made facial mask connected with the modified circuit of Maggil using values between 3.0 e 3.5 a minimal anesthetic dose (MAD for each agent. Posteriorly, the animals were intubated and anesthesia was maintained with values approximately 1.7DAM during 65 minutes. Isoflurane caused further respiratory depression and hypotension when it is compared to the other two anesthetic agents. The group of halothane presented higher values of blood pressure and body temperature and the group of sevoflurane, lower respiratory depression and hypotension in relation to the group of isoflurane. The induction and recuperation were faster with the sevoflurane, although without expressive diference statistically. The sevoflurane is the most indicated anesthetic agent.

  3. Influência do gene halotano sobre a qualidade da carne suína Effect of the halothane gene on the quality of pork

    Paulete de Oliveira Vargas Culau


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito do gene halotano sobre as características de qualidade da carne suína. Foram utilizadas 151 carcaças de suínos híbridos comerciais, sendo 93 carcaças com genótipo halotano normal (HalNN, 51 heterozigotas (HalNn e 7 recessivas (Hal nn. As medidas efetuadas foram peso da carcaça, refletância através da fibra óptica GP4-Hennessy, temperatura muscular aos 45 minutos e pH aos 45 minutos e 24 horas após o abate no músculo Longissimus dorsi, cor e identificação do genótipo halotano em amostras de gordura através de PCR-RFLP. Houve diferença significativa entre suínos HalNn e HalNN e entre Hal nn e HalNN quanto ao pH inicial e a cor. Em relação à temperatura muscular e pH, final não houve diferença significativa entre os genótipos. A freqüência de carcaças PSE foi mais elevada nos suínos Hal nn e HalNn do que nos suínos HalNN (85,71; 58,82 e 36,56%, pelo pH inicial; 71,43; 47,06 e 17,20%, pela cor, respectivamente. A qualidade da carne de suínos Hal nn e HalNn foi inferior à de suínos HalNN, em termos de pH e cor.The aim of this research work was to evaluate the effect of the halothane gene on the quality characteristics of pork. Commercial hybrid pork carcasses (151 were used for the trial, 93 with normal halothane genotype (HalNN, 51 heterozygous genotype (HalNn and 7 homozigous recessive genotype (Hal nn. The measured attributes were carcass weight, muscle temperature at 45 minutes and pH at 45 minutes and 24 hours after the slaughter at the Longissimus dorsi muscle and color. Identification of the halothane genotype was determined in fat samples through the PCR-RLPC technique. Significant differences were observed between HalNn and HalNN and between Hal nn and HalNN pigs in relation to the inicial pH and color of the meat. The PSE carcasses frequency was greater in the Hal nn and in the HalNn pigs than in the HalNN (85.71, 58.82, and 36,56%, based on the initial pH; 71

  4. Relationships between the H and A-O blood types, phosphohexose isomerase and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase red cell enzyme systems and halothane sensitivity, and economic traits in a superior and an inferior selection line of swiss landrace pigs.

    Vögeli, P; Stranzinger, G; Schneebeli, H; Hagger, C; Künzi, N; Gerwig, C


    Associations between production traits and the genes for halothane sensitivity (HAL), S, A and H blood group systems and phosphohexose isomerase (PHI) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6-PGD) enzyme systems were investigated in two lines of pigs selected for an index. The phenotypic variance-covariance matrix of the index included backfat thickness and daily gain, whereas the genetic variance-covariance matrix included daily gain, feed conversion and percentage of lean meat. The experiment was conducted at the experimental station of the Institute of Animal Production and has been underway since 1973. The same index was applied but in two opposite directions to give a superior and inferior line in relation to the production traits. One hundred twenty-nine animals of the superior line in the seventh generation and 88 animals of the inferior line in the sixth generation were studied. Forty-two percent (54/129) of the animals of the superior line were halothane-positive. No animals in the inferior line were halothane reactors. Of the halothane-positive pigs, 70.4% (38/54) in the superior line had the HaHa and 94.4% (51/54) had the SsSs genotype, whereas only 4% (3/75) of the HaHa and 12% (9/75) of the SsSs pigs were halothane-negative. By practicing selection at the H and S loci, it seems possible to efficiently reduce halothane sensitivity in Swiss Landrace pigs. In pigs of the superior line, there were significant differences in percentage of lean meat, carcass length, pH1 (pH value at 45 min to 1 h postmortem, M. longissimus) and reflectance values among genotypes of the HAL, S and H systems and among some genotypes of the 6-PGD system. Poorest meat quality, highest percentage of lean meat and shortest carcass length were observed in pigs homozygous for the alleles HALn, Ss, Ha, PHIB and 6-PGDA. In the inferior line, these associations were absent. As the HAL locus is associated with the above mentioned production traits, linkage disequilibria may explain the

  5. Modelo experimental de indução de lesão oxidativa hepática em ratos por halotano Experimental model of liver oxidative damage induction in rats by halothane

    Luis Josino Brasil


    Full Text Available RACIONAL: O anestésico halotano pode ser metabolizado redutivamente a intermediários reativos que podem iniciar a lipoperoxidação acompanhada de injúria hepática. O tratamento prévio com hipóxia e fenobarbital em ratos aumenta o metabolismo do halotano e o estresse oxidativo e causa mudanças nas enzimas antioxidantes no fígado com dano hepático. MÉTODOS: Investigou-se o efeito do halotano na lipoperoxidação e histologia hepáticas após o aumento do metabolismo redutor do halotano induzido pela hipóxia e fenobarbital. Vinte e cinco ratos machos Wistar foram divididos em cinco grupos: Co (controle, HO14 (Halotano/Hipóxia, F (Fenobarbital, O14 (Hipóxia e H (Halotano. Após 24 horas os ratos foram sacrificados, seus fígados foram retirados para determinar quimiluminescência, substâncias que reagem ao ácido tiobarbitúrico, enzimas antioxidantes, superóxido dismutase, catalase e amostras de sangue foram tomadas para determinar AST e a ALT. A avaliação histopatológica foi realizada pela técnica de hematoxilina-eosina. Os dados da avaliação histológica foram apresentados através de mediana e amplitude entre quartis. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: A exposição ao halotano/hipóxia causou lipoperoxidação hepática e mudanças significativas na atividade das enzimas antioxidantes. Além disso, provocou lesão histopatológica do fígado e aumento significativo dos níveis plasmáticos de AST e ALT.BACKGROUND: The anesthetic halothane can be reductively metabolized to reactives intermediates that may initiate lipid peroxidation accompanied by hepatic injury. Hypoxia and phenobarbital pretreatment in rats increases metabolism of halothane, the oxidative stress, cause liver antioxidant enzymes changes and tissue damage. AIMS: We investigated the effect of halothane on hepatic lipid peroxidation and on hepatic histology after increases reductive metabolism of halothane caused by hypoxia and phenobarbital pretreatment. METHODS

  6. Effects of acute intravenous administration of pentamidine, a typical hERG-trafficking inhibitor, on the cardiac repolarization process of halothane-anesthetized dogs.

    Yokoyama, Hirofumi; Nakamura, Yuji; Iwasaki, Hiroshi; Nagayama, Yukitoshi; Hoshiai, Kiyotaka; Mitsumori, Yoshitaka; Sugiyama, Atsushi


    Although acute treatment of pentamidine does not directly modify any ionic channel function in the heart at clinically relevant concentrations, its continuous exposure can prolong QT interval. Recent in vitro studies have indicated that hERG trafficking inhibition may play an important role in the onset of pentamidine-induced long QT syndrome. In this study, we examined acute in vivo electropharmacological effects of pentamidine using the halothane-anesthetized canine model (n = 5). The clinically relevant total dose of 4 mg/kg of pentamidine (namely, 1 mg/kg, i.v. over 10 min followed by 3 mg/kg, i.v. over 10 min with a pause of 20 min) decreased the mean blood pressure, ventricular contraction, preload to the left ventricle, and peripheral vascular resistance. Pentamidine also enhanced the atrioventricular conduction in parallel with its cardiohemodynamic actions, but it gradually prolonged both the ventricular repolarization period and effective refractory period, whereas no significant change was detected in the intraventricular conduction. Thus, acute administration of a clinically relevant dose of pentamidine can suppress cardiac function and vascular tone with reflex-mediated increase of sympathetic activity, whereas it may delay the repolarization process, suggesting that inhibition of potassium-channel trafficking might be induced more acutely in vivo than those previously expected in vitro.

  7. Efeito do Halotano sobre a Gestação e a Viabilidade Embrionária em Ratos - Estudo Experimental/Effect of Halothane on Pregnancy and Embryonic Viability in Rats - Experimental Study

    Carlos Eduardo Domingues


    exposure to halothane. Group 2: (n=5 rats exposed to halothane during estrous period. Groups 3: (n=5 rats exposed to halothane in 8th to 10th day of pregnancy. Group 4: (n=5 rats exposed to halothane in 11th to 13th days of pregnancy, and Group 5: (n=5 14th to 16th days. The animals were exposed to halothane (0.8% for 30 minutes with 100% oxygen. The offspring of the groups was analyzed according to size, weight, morphological and umbilical cord length and number of live births in each group. Results were expressed as mean +- standard deviation, followed by Tukey test. Results: morphological changes in different periods of pregnancy and changes in weight, size and length of the cord in group 2 (3.05±0.10 cm, 3.17±0.17 g and 2.57±0.12 cm being significant (p<0.005. Conclusion: halothane did not affect the fertility of the animals studied, but promoted the appearance of morphological changes in the first period of pregnancy, showing the risk of teratogenicity and therefore the embryonic infeasibility.

  8. Efeito do genótipo halotano e de diferentes sistemas de produção na qualidade da carne suína Effect of the halothane genes and rearing systems on meat quality of pork

    Ana Maria Bridi


    Full Text Available Verificou-se o efeito dos genótipos halotano homozigoto dominante e heterozigoto e dos sistemas de criação confinado sobre piso de cimento, confinado sobre cama de maravalha e ao ar livre sobre a qualidade da carne suína. Foram utilizados 96 suínos machos castrados selecionados através do exame de DNA genômico, utilizando-se a técnica de reação em cadeia de polimerase (PCR para amplificar a região do receptor rianodina. A região amplificada foi clivada pela técnica polimorfismo do comprimento dos fragmentos de restrição (RFLP. Mediu-se o pH nos músculos Longissimus dorsi e Semimembranosus aos quarenta e cinco minutos e vinte e quatro horas após o abate. A capacidade de retenção de água foi avaliada em amostras do músculo Longissimus dorsi através das técnicas de perda de líquido por gotejamento, de cocção e de descongelamento. Escores para a cor e o grau de marmorização da carne foram atribuídos com auxílio de padrões fotográficos. A maciez da carne foi medida pela força de cisalhamento em equipamento Warner-Bratzler Shear. Suínos com gene halotano heterozigotos apresentaram valores inferiores de pH, menor capacidade de retenção de água e uma freqüência de carcaças com carne PSE três vezes maior. O sistema de criação não afetou os valores de pH inicial e final ou a capacidade de retenção de água da carne suína. A maior incidência de carne PSE foi observada nas carcaças dos suínos criados em sistema confinado sobre piso de concreto. Não houve efeito significativo da interação genótipo halotano e sistema de criação para as características avaliadas.The effect of halothane genotypes (heterozygous and dominant homozygous and intensive rearing systems (indoor, wood shavings bedding and outdoor on pork quality were determinated. Ninety six castrated male pigs were used for the trial. Identification of the halothane genotype was determined in blood samples using the DNA-test, based on the


    José Henrique Saraiva Borges


    Full Text Available A manutenção da pressão arterial, no transanestésico, consiste grande desafio, principalmente quando se trata da espécie equina, suscetível à instabilidade cardiovascular. Por isso, torna-se imperioso utilizar técnica anestésica que mantenham estáveis os parâmetros cardiovasculares. A cetamina tem sido amplamente empregada na indução anestésica para o halotano em equinos, conferindo-lhes estabilidade cardiovascular. A cetamina S(+, recentemente disponibilizada no mercado, induz estimulação cardiovascular e possui maior potência anestésica e analgésica em relação à cetamina. Todavia, os efeitos dessa substância, administrada por infusão contínua durante a  manutenção da anestesia pelo halotano em equinos, ainda não foram avaliados. Em face da tendência atual de a infusão continuada da cetamina potencializar os anestésicos inalatórios, considerou-se pertinente avaliar os efeitos cardiovasculares e respiratórios desse isômero de cetamina em equinos anestesiados pelo halotano. Conclui-se que a infusão contínua de 0,01mg/kg/min de cetamina S(+ durante anestesia com 1,5 CAM de halotano em equinos não agravou a depressão cardiorrespiratória promovida por esse anestésico inalatório.
    PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Cetamina S(+, equinos, halotano, infusão contínua.

    The horse’s blood pressure is susceptible to changes induced by volatile anesthetics. Because of that, the use of anesthesic techniques which keep stable the horse´s blood pressure is essencial. Ketamine is an important induction and maintenance anesthetic agent used in the horse anesthesia practice mainly to improve the blood pressure. S(+-ketamine provides the same effects on the blood pressure, with greater analgesic results and less side effects than the normal ketamine. Although some studies have been conducted with ketamine continuous rate infusion during the halothane anesthetized horses, the S(+-ketamine has not been evaluated

  10. 七氟醚氟烷异氟醚对犬心脏功能影响的临床比较%The clinical comparison among effects of Sevoflurane, Halothane and Isoflurane on the heart of dogs

    熊惠军; SabineTacke; 等


    To evaluate cardial effects of sevoflurane,compared with Halothane and Isofulrane,the study was carried out on 86 cardiopulmonary healthy dogs,which were taken to the veterinary hospital for elective surgery.All dogs were intravenously premedicated with l-methadone and diazepam.The surgical plane of anaesthesia was maintained with 1.5 vol% Sevoflurane,1.0 vol% Sevoflurane with 66.7% nitrous oxide,1.0 vol% halothane or 1.5 vol% Isoflurane respectively.All dogs were ventilated under control. Arrhythmia was not seen in any group.The decrease of heart rate during anaesthesia was lower in the group Sevoflurane(4.73%) than Isoflurane (9.74) and Halothane (10.23%).The indirect systolic and diastolic blood pressure increased slightly in the groups Sevoflurane (systolic 3.38%/diastolic 11.93%),Halothane (6.09%/9.09%) or Isoflurane (4.82%/6.25%).During Sevoflurane/nitrous oxide-anaesthesia the indirect systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased (6.84%/5.73%).Sevoflurane was clinicly proved to be a firstly chosen volatile anaesthetic agent.%为评价七氟醚对心脏功能的影响,并与氟烷和异氟醚作比较,对动物医院就诊、心肺功能正常、拟作手术治疗的86例患犬进行麻醉试验。所有犬均以l-美散痛和安定作为麻醉前给药。分别以1.5%七氟醚、1.0%七氟醚与66.7%笑气、1.0%氟烷、1.5%异氟醚维持手术麻醉,并作人工呼吸。各组均未观察到心律异常。手术麻醉期间,七氟醚组犬心率降幅(4.73%)低于异氟醚组(9.74%)或氟烷组(10.23%)。七氟醚组、氟烷组和异氟醚组的收缩压/舒张压轻度升高(七氟醚3.38%/11.93%,氟烷6.09%/9.09%,异氟醚4.82%/6.25%)。而七氟醚与笑气组的收缩压/舒张压则降低(6.84%/5.73%)。证实七氟醚应为临床首选的吸入麻醉剂。

  11. 氟烷与氯化琥珀胆碱联用致恶性高热死亡%Death from malignant hyperthermia due to halothane combined with succinylcholine chloride

    王太亮; 秦志一


    A 36-year-old male underwent local resection of hemangioma of liver under general anesthesia. Physical examination showed the following results:body temperature was 36. 0 ℃,heart rate 71 beats/min,breathing rate 14 breathes/min,blood pressure 120/82 mmHg. The patient received induced anesthesia with 1. 5% halothane. And then received intravenous administration of midazolam,esmolol, propofol,remifentanil,suxamethonium chloride,and vecuronium bromide,successively. The patient's hepatic hemangioma was resected smoothly. He developed high fever(40℃),his heart rate was 140 beats/min,blood pressure 96/52 mmHg 90 minutes later. The anaesthetist considered as malignant hyperthermia due to halothane combined succinylcholine chloride. Halothane was withdrawn immediately. He underwent comprehensive treatments immediately,including physical cooling;correcting acidosis,hyperkalemia,and arrhythmia;elevating blood pressure;diuresis,protection of renal function,and synchronous direct current cardioversion. The patient developed ventricular tachycardia, arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, and high temperature( >42 ℃),successively during the treatment. Finally,the patient died despite resuscitation attempts about 3 hours after malignant hyperthermia occurred.%1例36岁男性患者全身麻醉下行肝血管瘤局部剜除术。术前体温36.0℃,心率71次/min,呼吸14次/min,血压120/82 mmHg(1 mmHg=0.133 kPa)。行1.5%氟烷吸入诱导麻醉,之后依次静脉给予咪达唑仑、艾司洛尔、丙泊酚、瑞芬太尼、氯化琥珀胆碱和维库溴铵。血管瘤顺利切除。手术进行至90 min时,患者突发高热,体温40.0℃,心率140次/min,血压96/52 mmHg。麻醉师考虑为氟烷联用氯化琥珀胆碱所致的恶性高热。立即停用氟烷,给予物理降温,纠正酸中毒、高血钾、心律失常,升压,利尿,保护肾功能,以及同步直流电复律等对症救治。抢救过程中患者先后出现室性

  12. Alterações cardiovasculares de gatos submetidos à toracotomia intercostal, pré-medicados com associação de tramadol, butorfanol e atropina e anestesiados com propofol e halotano Cardiovascular changes in cats submitted to intercostal thoracotomy, premedication with association tramadol, butorphanol, atropine, anesthetised with propofol and halothane

    Juliana Tabarelli Brondani


    Full Text Available A toracotomia é um procedimento cirúrgico que produz estímulo doloroso intenso. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito cardiovascular da associação tramadol, butorfanol e atropina na medicação pré-anestésica de gatos anestesiados com propofol e halotano. Doze animais, SRD, machos ou fêmeas, com peso médio de 2,7 ± 0,62kg receberam como medicação pré-anestésica (MPA, a associação de tramadol (2,0mg kg-1, butorfanol (0,4mg kg-1 e atropina (0,044mg kg-1, via intramuscular. Trinta minutos após MPA, a indução foi realizada com propofol (5,0mg kg-1 por via intravenosa. A manutenção anestésica foi obtida com halotano e oxigênio 100% sob ventilação artificial manual. Os gatos foram submetidos à toracotomia intercostal para implante de um segmento autólogo de pericárdio no diafragma. As variáveis avaliadas foram: freqüência cardíaca (bpm, saturação de oxigênio da hemoglobina (%, pressão arterial sistólica (mmHg e vaporização de halotano (%. As variáveis foram mensuradas 20 minutos após a MPA (TMPA, 10 minutos após indução e a cada 10 minutos até o final do procedimento cirúrgico (T10 a T100.Os dados obtidos foram analisados estatisticamente através de ANOVA e teste de Bonferroni (pIntercostal thoracotomy is a very painful procedure that deserves proper prevention and treatment. In this study we aimed to investigate the cardiovascular effect of the association of tramadol, butorphanol and atropine in the premedication of cats anesthetised with propofol and halothane. Twelve cats of mixed breed, female and male, with mean body weight of 2.7 ± 0.62kg were premedicated with 2.0mg kg-1 tramadol and 0.4mg kg-1 butorphanol and 0.044mg kg-1 atropine combined in the same syringe intramuscularly administered. After 30 minutes of premedication, anesthetic induction was obtained with 5.0mg kg-1 propofol intravenously. Anesthetic maintenance was done with halothane and 100% oxygen with manual artificial

  13. Avaliação comparativa entre a anestesia geral com halotano e isoflurano sobre a pressão arterial em cães Comparartive evaluation of the general anesthesia with halothane and isoflurane on the arterial pressure in dogs

    Cláudio Corrêa Natalini


    Full Text Available As alterações produzidas pelo halotano e isoflurano sobre as pressões arteriais sistólica, diastólica e média foram avaliadas em 34 caninos de ambos os sexos e de diferentes pesos corporais e raças, todos submetidos a procedimentos cirúrgicos ortopédicos, divididos em dois grupos de 17 animais, submetidos a jejum prévio de 12 horas antes da indução anestésica. Os animais de ambos os grupos receberam sulfato de atropina 0,04mg/kg, associado ao sulfato de morfina 1,5mg/kg, administrados por via intramuscular e indução anestésica com propofol 6mg/kg por via intravenosa e a anestesia geral foi mantida com halotano no grupo I e o isoflurano no grupo II. Em ambos os grupos, o óxido nitroso na proporção 2:1 com oxigênio foi utilizado como gás diluente do anestésico volátil. Decorridos 15 minutos do início da anestesia volátil, as pressões sistólica, diastólica e média foram mensuradas pelo método oscilométrico indireto até o período de 90 minutos. Observou-se que as pressões arteriais sistólica e diastólica do grupo II foi maior a partir dos 45 minutos de manutenção com os anestésicos voláteis, não ocorrendo diferença significativa na freqüência cardíaca. Conclui-se que a manutenção anestésica com isoflurano produz valores de pressão arterial sistólica e diastólica superiores à manutenção com halotano que causou hipotensão arterial dos 45 aos 75 minutos de anestesia volátil.Changes in arterial systolic, diastolic, and mean blood pressure were evaluated and compared in 34 dogs anesthetized with halothane or isoflurane and submitted to orthopedic surgeries. Two groups were formed each with 17 dogs. These animals were fasted for 12 hours before anesthesia induction. Anesthetic technique was premedication with 0.04mg/kg atropine intramuscular combined 1.5mg/kg morphine intramuscular. Anesthesia was induced with 6.0mg/kg propofol intravenously. Anesthesia was maintained with halothane in group I and

  14. 七氟烷、氯胺酮静吸复合用于小儿腹股沟斜疝修补术的效果及不良反应分析%Clinical Effect and Adverse Reaction of the Combination of Intravenous and Inhalation Anesthesia of Seven Halothane and Ketamine on Pediatric Inguinal Hernia Repair

    袁桂婵; 王汉和; 彭长征


    Objective To analyse and investigate the clinical effect and adverse reactions of the combination of intravenous and inhalation anesthesia of seven halothane and ketamine on pediatric inguinal hernia repair. Methods 90 cases of children received inguinal hernia repair in our hospital from December 2011 to March 2014 were selected and randomly divided into observation group and control group, with 45 cases in each group. The observation group was given intravenous inhalation anesthesia combined seven halothane with ketamine, while the control group received seven halothane anesthesia. The anesthesia effects and the adverse reactions of the two groups were compared and analyzed. Results The recovery time and conscious time of the control group were significantly shorter than those of the observation group, with statistical significant difference (P<0.05);the adverse reactions of the observation group was 12 cases, accounted for 20.00%, while the control group was 27 cases, accounted for 60.00%, with statistical significant difference (P<0.05). Conclusions Seven halothanehas and ketamine have obvious anesthesia effects on pediatric inguinal hernia repair, and combined anesthesia effectively reduce the occurrence of adverse reactions in children, which is worthy of clinical application.%目的:分析和探讨七氟烷、氯胺酮静吸复合用于小儿腹股沟斜疝修补术的临床效果及不良反应情况。方法将我院2012年12月至2014年3月收治的90例行腹股沟斜疝修补术的患儿随机分为观察组和对照组,每组45例。观察组给予七氟烷、氯胺酮静吸麻醉,对照组采用七氟烷进行麻醉,对两组患儿的麻醉效果及不良反应情况进行比较和分析。结果对照组患儿的苏醒时间和清醒时间均显著短于观察组,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05),观察组出现12例不良反应,占20.00%,对照组出现27例不良反应,占60.00%,两组患儿不良

  15. Comparação entre a lidocaína e a acupuntura no tratamento da taquicardia ventricular induzida com dopamina em equinos anestesiados com halotano Comparative study between lidocaine and acupunture in the treatment of ventricular tachycardia induced by dopamine in horses anesthetized with halothane

    J.J. Cárdenas


    Full Text Available Os efeitos da lidocaina e da acupuntura nos pontos bilaterais associados ao pericárdio 6 (Pc6-Neiguan e ao coração 7 (C7-Shenmen, no tratamento da taquicardia ventricular (TV induzida por dopamina em equinos anestesiados com halotano, foram avaliados e comparados. Seis equinos, distribuídos em três grupos: grupo-controle (GC, grupo tratado com acupuntura (GA e grupo tratado com lidocaína (GL, foram anestesiados três vezes cada, com intervalo de uma semana entre cada anestesia. Avaliaram-se os parâmetros cardiovasculares (frequência cardíaca, pressão arterial e eletrocardiografia, os respiratórios (frequência respiratória, capnografía, saturação de hemoglobina e hemogasometria e o escore de recuperação. A dose arritmogênica da dopamina (DAD foi determinada a partir da infusão de 70µg/kg/min IV durante 10 minutos, sem interrupção, preenchendo o critério arritmogênico: quatro ou mais complexos ventriculares prematuros seguidos, com duração de pelo menos 15 segundos ou TV sustentada. O tempo médio de aparecimento da DAD ou da TV foi de 6,05±0,45 minutos nos animais não tratados, e a TV se reverteu espontaneamente aos 2,7±0,2 minutos. O grupo tratado com acupuntura reverteu a TV no tempo médio de 1,8±0,2 (PThe effects of lidocaine and acupuncture in the associated bilateral points, i.e. pericardium 6 (Pc 6- Neiguan and heart 7 (H7 - Shenmen, on the ventricular tachycardia (VT induced by dopamine were evaluated in horses anesthetized with halothane. Six horses were distributed in three groups: control group (CG, acupuncture treated group (AG, and lidocaine treated group (LG. They were anesthetized three times each one using halothane with one week interval between each anesthesic procedure. Cardiovascular (heart rate, arterial pressure, and ECG and respiratory (respiratory rate, capnometry, hemoglobin saturation, and blood gas analysis parameters and recovery score were evaluated. The arrhythmogenic dose of dopamine

  16. Efeitos do modo ventilatório sobre variáveis hemogasométricas em equinos submetidos à mudança de decúbito durante a anestesia geral inalatória com halotano Effects of the ventilatory regimen on arterial blood gas variables in horses that underwent a change in body position during halothane anesthesia

    P.A. Sá


    Full Text Available Compararam-se os efeitos da ventilação espontânea (V E e controlada (V C em equinos submetidos à mudança de decúbito durante anestesia. Dezesseis animais foram equitativamente divididos em dois grupos: V E e V C. Os procedimentos cirúrgicos foram iniciados com os animais em decúbito lateral esquerdo (DLE e, após 75 minutos, os animais foram reposicionados em decúbito lateral direito (DLD. Análises hemogasométricas do sangue arterial foram realizadas após 30 e 75 minutos com os animais posicionados em cada decúbito (M1 e M2 no DLE e M3 e M4 no DLD, respectivamente. Durante a V E, observaram-se hipercapnia (PaCO2 >45mmHg, acidose respiratória (pH The effects of spontaneous (SV and controlled ventilation (CV were compared in horses undergoing changes in body position during anesthesia. Sixteen animals were equally distributed in two groups: SV and CV. All surgical procedures were commenced on left lateral recumbency (LLR and 75 minutes later the animals were repositioned on right lateral recumbency (RLR. Arterial blood gas analyses were performed at 30 and 75 minutes after each recumbency (M1 and M2 for LLR and M3 and M4 for RLR. Hypercapnia (PaCO2 >45mmHg, respiratory acidosis (pH <7.35, and significant decrease in PaO2 after 75min of change in body position (M4: 205.8±124.7mmHg in comparison to PaO2 values before the change of position (M1: 271.8±84.8mmHg were observed during SV. When compared to the SV group, CV resulted in significantly higher PaO2 levels (52 to 96% increase. It was concluded that the change in the body position in spontaneously ventilating halothane-anesthetized horses causes impairment in arterial oxygenation. The use of CV since the beginning of anesthesia prevents the respiratory acidosis and maintains arterial oxygen levels that are closer to values expected during the use of 100% O2.

  17. Halothane genotype and pork production. 2 Processed pork products

    pigs showed an improved net bacon yield and lower moisture loss during processing (2.5 .... added to deboned minced pork ... backs were weighed and placed in a freeze drier for 72 h, ... The exposed surface of the meat of. Ingredients. Quantity. Water. 260 g/kg ..... points of view on the condition and meat quality of pigs for.

  18. Efeitos do halotano, isoflurano e sevoflurano nas respostas cardiovasculares ao pinçamento aórtico infra-renal: estudo experimental em cães Efectos del halotano, isoflurano y sevoflurano en las respuestas cardiovasculares al pinzamiento aórtico infra-renal: estudio experimental en perros Effects of halothane, isoflurane and sevoflurane on cardiovascular responses to infrarenal aortic cross-clamping: experimental study in dogs

    Flora Margarida Barra Bisinotto


    OBJECTIVES: Infrarenal aortic cross-clamping is associated to cardiovascular effects. This study aimed at analyzing the effects of halothane, isoflurane and sevoflurane on cardiovascular function of dogs following infrarenal aortic cross-clamping. METHODS: Thirty mongrel dogs were randomly divided in three groups, according to equipotent (0.75 MAC inhaled anesthetic doses: GH (n = 10 - 0.67% halothane; GI (n = 10 - 0.96% isoflurane; and GS (n = 10 - 1.8% sevoflurane. All dogs were submitted to infrarenal aortic cross-clamping for 30 minutes. Hemodynamic parameters were measured at control (C, at 15 (Ao15 and 30 (Ao30 minutes of aortic cross-clamping, and immediately (DAo and 15 (DAo15 minutes after aortic unclamping. RESULTS: In all groups, infrarenal aortic cross-clamping significantly increased mean blood pressure, right atrial pressure, cardiac index, stroke volume index, left ventricular work index and right ventricular work index. Pulmonary artery pressure significantly increased during cross-clamping in GI and GS groups while pulmonary capillary wedge pressure significantly increased in GH and GI groups. After aortic unclamping all hemodynamic parameters have returned to control levels with the exception of cardiac and stroke volume indices which remained high, followed by systemic vascular resistance index decrease. There have been no significant differences among groups in studied attributes, except for heart rate which was always lower in GH group as compared to other groups during and after infrarenal aortic cross-clamping. CONCLUSIONS: In dogs under our experimental conditions, equipotent concentrations (0.75 MAC of inhalational halothane, isoflurane and sevoflurane have not attenuated cardiovascular responses to infrarenal aortic cross-clamping.

  19. Prolongation of inhibitory postsynaptic currents by pentobarbitone, halothane and ketamine in CA1 pyramidal cells in rat hippocampus.

    Gage, P W; Robertson, B


    Spontaneous inhibitory postsynaptic currents (i.p.s.cs) were recorded in voltage-clamped CA1 neurones in rat hippocampal slices. The exponential decay of i.p.s.cs was prolonged by concentrations of sodium pentobarbitone as low as 50 microM. With concentrations up to 100 microM, there was no change in the amplitude or rise time of the currents but current amplitude was depressed at 200 microM. The prolongation of currents increased with drug concentration within the range tested (50 to 200 mic...

  20. Anesthesia in a Combat Environment


    1969 19. Stoelting RK, Reis RR, Longnecker DE: Hemodynamic responses to nitrous oxide-halothane and halothane in patients with valvular heart disease . Anesthesiology...274- 285, 1971 28. Stoelting RK, Gibbs PS: Hemodynamic effects of morphine and morphine- nitrous oxide in valvular heart disease and coronary artery...responses to nitrous oxide-halothane and halothane in patients with valvular heart disease , Anesthesiology 37:430-435, 1975 34. Price HL: Myocardial

  1. Feedback Information and Analysis for Microprocessor Controlled Muscle Stimulation.


    cat was anesthesized using halothane and nitrous oxide gas. Initially a 5% halothane combined with the 50% nitrous oxide-50Z oxygen mix put the cat...out. The concentration of halothane was reduced to 2% to maintain anesthesization . The mixture takes approximately five minutes to act, and the cat can... anesthesized cat was scrubbed with a betadine solution for sterilization. The general mscle location was determined from anatomy diagrams (Chapter I

  2. Comparison Of The Direct Costs, Length Of Recovery, And Incidence Of Post Operative Anti Emetic Use After Anesthesia Induction With Propofol Or A 1:1 Mixture Of Thiopental And Propofol


    Caucasian pediatric patients (Runcie, Mackenzie, Arthur, & Morton, 1993). Propofol is associated with a feeling of well being during recovery (Jakobsson...showed the least hemodynamic changes in pediatric patients versus induction with thiopental, propofol , or halothane followed by halothane maintenance...Blagrove, McCallum, & Bromley, 1997). Chinese pediatric patients experienced significantly greater drops in blood pressure with propofol (Aun, Sung

  3. The reduction of pollution. A simple approach to the reduction of pollution in the dental operating theatre.

    Johnstone, R D; Willis, B A; Vaughan, R S


    This paper describes the construction and evaluation of a simple anti-pollution device for use with the McKesson nasal mask for dental anaesthesia. The device is attached to the expiratory valve of the mask and spilled halothane vapour is adsorbed onto activated charcoal. In theatre use, comparing similar dental anaesthesia sessions, it resulted in a reduction of approximately 78% in the mean halothane concentration (vol./vol.) at a point equidistant from the expiratory valve as the faces of surgeon and anaesthetist. This percentage reduction was consistent with the weight gained by the activated charcoal container (Cardiff 'Aldasorber') compared with the weight of halothane vapourised.

  4. The Effect of Inspired Oxygen Concentration and Transportation Time on Arterial Hemoglobin Oxygen Saturation During Transport from the Operating Room to the Postanesthesia Care UnitCare Unit


    oxygen to all ambulatory patients recovering from general anesthesia. The second study involved 71 healthy pediatric patients undergoing general...Male/Female 7. ASA Status (I, II, III) _ 8. Anesthetic Agent Enflurane Halothane Desflurane Isoflurane Nitrous oxide Propofol 9. Narcotic

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    Dec 11, 2014 ... eliminate a contributory factor to PSE meat in South Africa. Transport over long distances to ... Keywords: MH gene, halothane gene, PSE meat, ryanodine receptor, seed stock herds ..... In vitro PNMR studies on biopsy skeletal ...

  6. The outcome of anaesthesia related cardiac arrest in a

    O.O. Adekola


    Conclusion: Anaesthesia related cardiac arrest and mortality were linked to cardiovascular depression from halothane overdose in our institution. The burden can be reduced by improving on establishing standard monitoring in the perioperative period, and a team approach to patients care.

  7. Svaer bronkospasme hos et-årigt barn behandlet med halotan

    Hansen, Tom Giedsing; Pedersen, C M; Lybecker, H


    A case of severe bronchospasm in a one-year old mechanically ventilated girl which in spite of maximal conventional bronchodilatory treatment only responded to halothane inhalation is presented. The benefits and limitations of this therapy are discussed....

  8. Treatment with the gap junction modifier rotigaptide (ZP123) reduces infarct size in rats with chronic myocardial infarction

    Haugan, Ketil; Marcussen, Niels; Kjølbye, Anne Louise;


    Treatment with non-selective drugs (eg, long-chain alcohols, halothane) that reduce gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC) is associated with reduced infarct size after myocardial infarction (MI). Therefore, it has been suggested that gap junction intercellular communication stimulating ...




    Study Objective: To evaluate the time course of action, dose requirement, reversibility, and pharmacokinetics of rocuronium (Org 9426) under 3 anesthetic techniques (nitrous oxide-fentanyl supplemented with propofol halothane, or isoflurane). Design: Prospective, randomized study. Setting: Operating

  10. Cardiorespiratory effects of a 5HT2 antagonist (R51703) in awake and anesthetized dogs.

    Doherty, T J; McDonell, W N; Dyson, D H; Black, W D


    To investigate cardiorespiratory effects of an experimental 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonist (R51703) with sedative properties, intramuscular doses of the drug were studied in 6 awake dogs of mixed breed, and in 6 anesthetized beagles. Two doses (0.2 and 0.4 mg/kg) of R51703 and a saline control were studied in the awake dogs using a randomized crossover trial. Subsequently, the higher dose of R51703 was included as a component of halothane anesthesia to determine whether the halothane sparing effect of R51703 produced a beneficial alteration of hemodynamic function. Data were obtained at equipotent halothane/R51703 (H/R) and halothane/saline (H/S) doses equivalent to 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 MAC. In awake dogs, heart rates tended to be lower in dogs sedated with R51703, significantly so at 30 min for both doses, and at 90 and 120 min for the 0.2 and 0.4 mg/kg doses, respectively (P MAC, CI tended to be lower with H/R than with H/S, though the difference was not significant. Heart rate and stroke volume index also tended to be lower in the dogs treated with R51703, while systemic vascular resistance tended to be higher: these changes were not significant. Mean and SBP were higher at each MAC multiple in the H/R group. It was concluded that the halothane sparing effect of R51703 did not substantially improve hemodynamic function compared to the use of halothane alone at equipotent doses.

  11. A guest molecule-host cavity fitting algorithm to mine PDB for small molecule targets.

    Byrem, William C; Armstead, Stephen C; Kobayashi, Shunji; Eckenhoff, Roderic G; Eckmann, David M


    Inhaled anesthetic molecule occupancy of a protein internal cavity depends in part on the volumes of the guest molecule and the host site. Current algorithms to determine volume and surface area of cavities in proteins whose structures have been determined and cataloged make no allowance for shape or small degrees of shape adjustment to accommodate a guest. We developed an algorithm to determine spheroid dimensions matching cavity volume and surface area and applied it to screen the cavities of 6,658 nonredundant structures stored in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) for potential targets of halothane (2-bromo-2-chloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane). Our algorithm determined sizes of prolate and oblate spheroids matching dimensions of each cavity found. If those spheroids could accommodate halothane (radius 2.91 A) as a guest, we determined the packing coefficient. 394,766 total cavities were identified. Of 58,681 cavities satisfying the fit criteria for halothane, 11,902 cavities had packing coefficients in the range of 0.46-0.64. This represents 20.3% of cavities large enough to hold halothane, 3.0% of all cavities processed, and found in 2,432 protein structures. Our algorithm incorporates shape dependence to screen guest-host relationships for potential small molecule occupancy of protein cavities. Proteins with large numbers of such cavities are more likely to be functionally altered by halothane.

  12. Interaction between inhalational anaesthetics and enoximone on isolated heart muscle.

    Miralles, F S; Carceles, M D; Laorden, M L


    1. The present study describes the effects of halothane or isoflurane on enoximone activity in the isolated left atria of the rat. 2. Concentration-response curves were obtained for the positive inotropic effects of enoximone on electrically stimulated left atria. 3. Enoximone significantly (P < 0.01) increased the contractile force (56% maximum) with all the concentrations tested (10(-9) -10(-3) M). 4. When halothane (1.5% v/v) was present in the organ bath, the maximum effect obtained with enoximone (9%) was significantly lower than that obtained with enoximone alone. 5. Similar results were obtained with enoximone in the presence of halothane plus diltiazem. Isoflurane (1.5% v/v) did not significantly modify the maximum effect obtained with enoximone alone. 6. The administration of diltiazem antagonized the positive inotropic effects of enoximone in the presence of isoflurane or halothane. 7. These results shows that halothane, but not isoflurane, decreased the potency of enoximone on the isolated left atria and suggests that this effect may be mediated by the blocking of the influx of extracellular calcium through voltage-dependent calcium channels inhibited by diltiazem.

  13. Interactions between diltiazem and inhalation anaesthetics in the isolated heart.

    Carceles, M D; Miralles, F S; Laorden, M L; Hernandez, J


    It has been postulated that inhalation anaesthetics may interfere with calcium movement across cell membranes. We have evaluated the interaction between diltiazem and the inhalation anaesthetics halothane and isoflurane on sinus automaticity in the isolated right atrium (SAIRA). Isoflurane significantly reduced atrial rate at all concentrations tested. However, halothane produced only a small but significant decrease at the higher concentrations used (1-2 v/v%). Diltiazem modified the maximal negative chronotropic response to inhalation anaesthetics. Maximum depression of SAIRA was significantly greater in the presence of two different doses of diltiazem compared with exposure to halothane and isoflurane alone. These results suggest that inhalation anaesthetics may block the influx of extracellular calcium through voltage-dependent calcium channels inhibited by diltiazem.

  14. Upper airway collapsibility in anesthetized children.

    Litman, Ronald S; McDonough, Joseph M; Marcus, Carole L; Schwartz, Alan R; Ward, Denham S


    We sought to establish the feasibility of measuring upper airway narrowing in spontaneously breathing, anesthetized children using dynamic application of negative airway pressure. A secondary aim was to compare differences in upper airway collapsibility after the administration of sevoflurane or halothane. Subjects were randomized to either drug for inhaled anesthetic induction. Each was adjusted to their 1 MAC value (0.9% for halothane and 2.5% for sevoflurane) and a blinded anesthesia provider held the facemask without performing manual airway opening maneuvers but with inclusion of an oral airway device. Inspiratory flows were measured during partial upper airway obstruction created by an adjustable negative pressure-generating vacuum motor inserted into the anesthesia circuit. Critical closing pressure of the pharynx (Pcrit) was obtained by plotting the peak inspiratory flow of the obstructed breaths against the corresponding negative pressure in the facemask and extrapolating to zero airflow using linear correlation. Fourteen children were enrolled, seven in each anesthetic group. Two children in the halothane group did not develop flow-limited airway obstruction despite negative pressures as low as -9 cm H2O. Pcrit for sevoflurane ranged from -6.7 to -11.6 (mean +/- sd, -9.8 +/- 1.9) cm H2O. Pcrit for halothane ranged from -8.1 to -33 (mean +/- sd, -19.4 +/- 9.3) cm H2O (sevoflurane versus halothane, P = 0.048). We conclude that when using dynamic application of negative airway pressure, halothane appears to cause less upper airway obstruction than sevoflurane at equipotent concentrations.

  15. Effects of six anaesthetic agents on UDP-glucuronic acid and other nucleotides in rat liver.

    Christensson, P I; Eriksson, G


    Anaesthesia affects the liver nucleotide pool. It was the aim of the present study to examine how anaesthesia for 60 min with pentobarbital, ketamin + diazepam, halothane, enflurane and isoflurane may influence the nucleotide pool in the rat liver, studied with isotachophoresis. It was found that none of the agents gave both safe and reproducible anaesthesia without affecting the nucleotide pools or affecting the experiments in some other way. Halothane and isoflurane were the two best alternatives with respect to both efficiency and safety. Isoflurane may be preferable since it gives a higher energy charge.

  16. [State of the sympathoadrenal system and hemodynamics in children during congenital heart defect surgery with high thoracic epidural anesthesia using lidocaine-clofelin].

    Slin'ko, S K


    Effects of high thoracic epidural anesthesia (HTEA) on the hemodynamics and sympathoadrenal system were studied in patients during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. In 55 patients aged 1-14 years, HTEA was used in combination with oxygen-air-halothane anesthesia. In one group lidocaine and fentanyl were used for HTEA and in another clonidine and lidocaine. In the control, standard intravenous fentanyl-diazepam anesthesia was combined with oxygen-air-halothane anesthesia. In the clonidine-lidocaine group the endocrine stress response was decreased in comparison with other groups even without narcotics; hemodynamics was stable even in patients with NYHA class III-IV.

  17. [Continuous spectrum analysis during anesthesia and the recovery period in infants under 1 year of age].

    Meyer, P; Bensouda, A; Mayer, M N; Barrier, G


    Continuous spectral EEG activity monitoring has been used in adults as a monitor of brain activity during anesthesia. It has not been used in infants. We studied 22 infants less than 7 months old undergoing minor surgery. Halothane alone or minimal Halothane anesthesia associated with caudal epidural anesthesia were used. Life-Scan analysis, in spite of wide individual variations, allowed us to detect infraclinical hypoxia episodes, it provided informations about operative confort, depth of anesthesia and added in the post-operative period an objective criteria to clinical evaluation of pain. A wide use of such a monitoring is warranted in infants.

  18. Comparison of anesthetic agents in the sea otter

    Williams, T.D.; Kocher, F.H.


    Five anesthetic agents (CI744, etorphine, fentanyl, ketamine hydrochloride, and halothane) were tested to establish the dosage of a safe, effective, short-acting anesthetic for use in the sea otter. Etorphine, at a dosage of 0.75 mg per adult otter and used in conjunction with diazepam, at a dosage of 1.25 mg per adult otter, met most of the requirements for use under field conditions. Halothane, administered through an anesthetic machine, proved to be effective for use in a veterinary hospital.

  19. Schistosoma mansoni: effects of anesthetics and antimonial drugs on worm shift in the mouse

    José Renan da Cunha-Melo


    Full Text Available Mice experimentally infected with Schistosoma mansoni were injected with sodium thiopental or sodium antimonyl gluconate (Triostib R, or submitted to halothane inhalation, with or without a previous injection of thiopental. Data obtained showed that halothane and thiopental induce worm shift to the liver (99 and 76%, respectively. Sodium gluconate and antimonium (Triostib R shifted 52% of worms towards the liver. These results seem to indicate that the use of antimonium would be unnecessary, when surgical removal of schistosomules is carried out through the extracorporeal filtration technique, in patients with portal hypertension.

  20. Drug: D00542 [KEGG MEDICUS

    Full Text Available D00542 Drug Halothane (JP16/USP/INN); Fluothane (TN) C2HBrClF3 195.8902 197.3816 D00542.gif Anesthetic...s system and sensory organs 11 Agents affecting central nervous system 111 General anesthetic

  1. [Anesthesia in birds].

    Grimm, F


    Anaesthesia in birds is ordered by law and is also necessary for various operations and manipulations. Anaesthesia by injection of Ketamin, which in special cases may be combined with Diazepam, has been found useful. Anaesthesia by inhalation with Halothan, Methoxyfluran or Isofluran is the most careful method. Local anaesthesia has few indications.

  2. [Malignant hyperthermia. The need for anesthesia in a patient manifesting this syndrome].

    Sina, A G; Caramella, F; Pagani, L; Pietrobono, P; Bragheri, R


    Successful treatment of malignant hyperthermia, following its prompt recognition in a young patient during general anaesthesia with halothane and succinylcholine, preceded the equally successful employment of ketamin, with no signs of enzyme alteration and circulatory stability, when the same subject had to be operated 20 days later.

  3. The roles of acute and chronic pain in regression of sensory analgesia during continuous epidural bupivacaine infusion

    Mogensen, T; Scott, N B; Lund, Claus


    -point scale) were assessed hourly for 16 hours during continuous epidural infusion of 0.5% plain bupivacaine (8 ml/hr) in 12 patients with chronic nonsurgical pain and in 30 patients after major abdominal surgery performed under combined bupivacaine and halothane--N2O general anesthesia. No opiates were given...

  4. Nitric oxide (NO) is an endogenous anticonvulsant but not a mediator of the increase in cerebral blood flow accompanying bicuculline-induced seizures in rats

    Wang, Qian; Theard, M A; Pelligrino, D A;


    ) is NO an endogenous anticonvulsant or proconvulsant substance? and (2) is the cerebral blood flow (CBF) increase accompanying bicuculline (BC)-induced seizures mediated by NO? The experiments were performed in 300-400-g Wistar rats anesthetized with 0.6% halothane and 70% N2O/30% O2. CBF was measured using...

  5. Agonist effects at putative central 5-HT4receptors in rat hippocampus by R(+)- and S(-)-zacopride; no evidence for stereo-selectivity

    Boddeke, H.W.G.M.; Kalkman, H.O.


    The EEG of halothane anaesthetized rats was recorded from an electrode implanted into the hippocampus. In the present study the effect of R(+)- and S(-)-zacopride, administered intra-cerebroventricularly, on different frequency bands of the EEG was investigated. Both enantiomers induced similar dose

  6. Transcranial Doppler for detection of cerebral ischaemia during carotid endarterectomy

    Jørgensen, L G; Schroeder, T V


    We evaluated transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) for the detection of cerebral ischaemia during carotid endarterectomy in 30 male and 14 female patients with ipsilateral focal cerebro-vascular symptoms. Surgery was performed during halothane-nitrous oxide anaesthesia with moderate hypocapnia...

  7. An olfactory input to the hippocampus of the cat: Field potential analysis

    Habets, A.M.M.C.; Lopes Da Silva, F.H.; Mollevanger, W.J.


    Hippocampal responses to electrical stimulation of the prepyriform cortex in the cat were studied both in acute experiments under halothane anesthesia and in awake cats with chronically indwelling electrodes. Analysis of field potentials and unit activity indicated the extent to which different hipp

  8. The roles of acute and chronic pain in regression of sensory analgesia during continuous epidural bupivacaine infusion

    Mogensen, T; Scott, N B; Lund, Claus;


    -point scale) were assessed hourly for 16 hours during continuous epidural infusion of 0.5% plain bupivacaine (8 ml/hr) in 12 patients with chronic nonsurgical pain and in 30 patients after major abdominal surgery performed under combined bupivacaine and halothane--N2O general anesthesia. No opiates were given...

  9. Monitoring arterio-venous differences of glucose and lactate in the anesthetized rat with or without brain damage with ultrafiltration and biosensor technology

    Leegsma-Vogt, G; Venema, K; Postema, F; Korf, J


    Continuous monitoring of arterio-venous glucose and lactate differences may serve as a diagnostic tool to assess normal brain function and brain pathology. We describe a method and some results obtained with arterio-venous measurements of glucose and lactate in the blood of the halothane-anesthetize

  10. Determination of contamination of a chemical warfare-proof operating theatre with volatile anaesthetic agents and assessment of anaesthetic gas scavenging systems.

    Yoganathan, S; Johnston, I G; Parnell, C J; Houghton, I T; Restall, J


    Three types of anaesthetic waste scavenging systems (active antipollution system, Papworth Block passive system and activated charcoal absorber system) were compared with a non-scavenging control to assess their effectiveness in reducing waste halothane concentrations in a chemical warfare-proof operating theatre. All three systems were found to reduce the level of pollution significantly.

  11. Anaesthesia in the field. Spontaneous ventilation--a new technique.

    Restall, J; Thompson, M C; Johnston, I G; Fenton, T C


    In recent years the British Army has used the Triservice Anaesthetic Apparatus in the field. Trichloroethylene is no longer manufactured in the United Kingdom and halothane is not recommended for closely repeated anaesthetics. A method based on existing equipment is described for patients breathing spontaneously. A background infusion of ketamine, midazolam and alfentanil supplements the inhalation of isoflurane in oxygen-enriched air.

  12. [Evoked potentials and inhalation anesthetics].

    Thiel, A; Russ, W; Hempelmann, G


    Intraoperative monitoring of evoked potentials can be affected by various factors including volatile anaesthetics. These effects have to be considered in order to give correct interpretations of the obtained data. Visual evoked potentials (VEP) and auditory evoked potentials (AEP) will show strong alterations under general anaesthesia whereas brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) are slightly affected. The effects of nitrous oxide, halothane, enflurane, and isoflurane on somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) after median nerve stimulation were studied in 35 healthy adult patients. pCO2 and tympanic membrane temperature were held constant. Simultaneous cervical and cortical SEP recording was performed using surface electrodes. After induction of anaesthesia SEP were recorded during normoventilation with 100% oxygen and after inhalation of 66.6% nitrous oxide. 10 patients received halothane at inspired concentrations of 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0%. After nitrous oxide had been replaced by oxygen, halothane was reduced in steps of 0.5%. SEP were recorded at the end of each period (15 min). Equipotent doses of enflurane or isoflurane were administered to 15 and 10 patients, respectively. Nitrous oxide depressed early cortical SEP amplitude. Halothane, enflurane, and isoflurane caused dose dependent increases of latencies. Reduction of amplitude was most pronounced with isoflurane. Using high doses of enflurane in oxygen cortical SEP showed unusual high amplitudes associated with marked increases of latencies. Even under high concentrations of volatile anaesthetics cervical SEP were minimally affected. The effects of anaesthetic gases have to be considered when SEP are recorded intraoperatively.

  13. Parkinsonism caused by adverse drug reactions: a case series

    Agaba Emmanuel I


    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Parkinsonism puts a high direct cost burden on both patient and caregiver. Several reports of drug-induced parkinsonism have been published, but to the best of our knowledge, there has not been any report of quinine or halothane inducing parkinsonism. Case presentation We describe two cases of parkinsonism possibly caused by adverse drug reaction to quinine in a 29-year-old black Nigerian woman and to halothane in a 36-year-old black Hausa (Nigerian man who received it as general anaesthesia for appendicectomy in our teaching hospital. Conclusion These are two unusual cases of parkinsonism caused by adverse drug reactions to high-dose quinine and to halothane as general anaesthesia. We consider that these two cases are important in bringing this potential side-effect to the attention of both pharmacologists and primary care physicians as these are two of the most commonly used medications in our clinics. We conclude that parkinsonism should be included among the adverse drug reactions to high-dose quinine and halothane general anaesthetic.

  14. Changes In Arterial Hemoglobin Oxygen Saturation During Transport From the Operating Room to the Postanesthesia Care Unit In Healthy Patients Breathing Room Air


    Propafol ___ Ketamine __ Etomidate Other’ ______ _ Inhalational: Isoflurane ___ Halothane ___ Desflurane Sevoflurane Narcotics: ___ Fentanyl...This occurs because nitrous oxide is 31 times more soluble in blood than nitrogen. If nitrogen was more soluble in blood than nitrous oxide this would...lack of data on pat i ent oxygenation during postoperative transfer, explainable in part by the difficulty of measuring blood gases under s uch

  15. Comprehensive and Critical Literature Review on Insitu Micro-Sensors for Application in Tribology


    heat of adsorption, respectively. Identification of different narcotics like halothane, enflurane, isoflurane and sevoflurane is achieved by...application: automotive versus industrial, manifold absolute pressure versus blood pressure . Both of these particular examples utilize micromachined... pressure transducer. The requirements are a 90-100 ps.i. pgae sensor which can sustain a high-shock, shipboard environment. Fig. 4 shows schematically

  16. Fast Na+ spike generation in dendrites of guinea-pig substantia nigra pars compacta neurons

    Nedergaard, S; Hounsgaard, Jørn Dybkjær


    were not inhibited in the presence of glutamate receptor antagonists or during Ca2+ channel blockade. Blockers of gap junctional conductance (sodium propionate, octanol and halothane) did not affect the field-induced spikes. The spike generation was highly sensitive to changes in membrane conductance...

  17. Effect of anaesthetics and dichlorodifluoromethane on the viability of the cells of Escherichia coli and the activities of some of its enzymes

    Laverty, D.M.; Fennema, O.


    Three anaesthetics (halothane, CF/sub 3/CHClBr; Ethrane, F/sub 2/ HCOF/sub 2/CCHClF; cyclopropane) and one other halogenated, short-chain hydrocarbon (F-12, Cl/sub 2/F/sub 2/C) were tested under various conditions to determine their effects on the viability of cells of Escherichia coli and the activities of some of its enzymes. When any of the test chemicals were applied for 60 min at concentrations slightly in excess of saturation, the number of surviving cells decreased substantially, with halothane being the most biocidal of the four chemicals and F-12 the least. Three enzymes (malate dehydrogenase, MD; NADH dehydrogenase; glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, GPD) were tested for activity after treatment of E. coli with the test chemicals. In all instances, GPD was least resistant to inactivation and MD was most resistant. Halothane was most inhibitory followed in order by Ethrane, cyclopropane and F-12. Treatment of E. coli with halothane for 60 min at 23 degrees C and a concentration slightly in excess of saturation, resulted in nearly complete inhibition of all three enzymes.

  18. Tubulo-glomerular feedback response: enhancement in adult spontaneously hypertensive rats and effects of anaesthetics

    Leyssac, P P; Holstein-Rathlou, N H


    Open-loop tubulo-glomerular feedback (TGF) responses were measured in halothane anaesthetized spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), in normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) and Sprague-Dawley rats (SPRD), and in inactin anaesthetized SPRD. Proximal intratubular free flow pressures (FFP) (13.8-14.7 mm Hg...

  19. Heat and chemical stress modulate the expression of the alpha-RYR gene in broiler chickens.

    Ziober, I L; Paião, F G; Marchi, D F; Coutinho, L L; Binneck, E; Nepomuceno, A L; Shimokomaki, M


    The biological cause of Pork Stress syndrome, which leads to PSE (pale, soft, exudative) meat, is excessive release of Ca(2+) ions, which is promoted by a genetic mutation in the ryanodine receptors (RyR) located in the sarcoplasmic reticulum of the skeletal muscle cells. We examined the relationship between the formation of PSE meat under halothane treatment and heat stress exposure in chicken alphaRYR hot spot fragments. Four test groups were compared: 1) birds slaughtered without any treatment, i.e., the control group (C); 2) birds slaughtered immediately after halothane treatment (H); 3) birds slaughtered immediately after heat stress treatment (HS), and 4) birds exposed to halothane and to heat stress (H+HS), before slaughtering. Breast muscle mRNA was extracted, amplified by RT-PCR, and sequenced. PSE meat was evaluated using color determination (L* value). The most common alteration was deletion of a single nucleotide, which generated a premature stop codon, resulting in the production of truncated proteins. The highest incidence of nonsense transcripts came with exposure to halothane; 80% of these abnormal transcripts were detected in H and H+HS groups. As a consequence, the incidence of abnormal meat was highest in the H+HS group (66%). In HS, H, and C groups, PSE meat developed in 60, 50, and 33% of the samples, respectively. Thus, halothane apparently modulates alphaRYR gene expression in this region, and synergically with exposure to heat stress, causes Avian Stress syndrome, resulting in PSE meat in broiler chickens.

  20. Lack of effect of flurothyl, a non-anesthetic fluorinated ether, on rat brain synaptic plasma membrane calcium-ATPase.

    Horn, J L; Janicki, P K; Franks, J J


    Plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase (PMCA), a regulator of intracellular calcium, is inhibited by volatile anesthetics and by xenon and nitrous oxide. Response of a cellular system to anesthetics, particularly to volatile agents, raises the question of non-specific, even toxic, side effects unrelated to anesthetic action. Compounds with chemical and physical properties similar to halogenated anesthetics, but which lack anesthetic effect, have been used to address this question. We have compared the effects of halothane and flurothyl, a non-anesthetic fluorinated ether, on PMCA Ca2+ transport across isolated brain synaptic plasma membranes (SPM). Flurothyl, at concentrations predicted by the Meyer-Overton curve to range from 0.4 to 2.6 MAC (minimum alveolar concentration), had no significant on PMCA activity. In contrast halothane, 1.3 MAC, reduced Ca2+ transport 30 to 40%. These findings provide further evidence for a specific effect of inhalation anesthetics on neuronal plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase.

  1. Differences in dynamic autoregulation of renal blood flow between SHR and WKY rats

    Chen, Y M; Holstein-Rathlou, N H


    In halothane-anesthetized Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats the single-nephron blood flow and the proximal tubule pressure oscillate at a frequency of 35-50 mHz because of the operation of the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) mechanism. In spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) the oscillations are replaced...... by chaotic fluctuations. We sought to determine whether this change was associated with a change in the dynamic autoregulation of renal blood flow. In halothane-anesthetized 250- to 320-g SHR and WKY rats, renal blood flow was measured during "white noise" forcing of arterial blood pressure. The frequency...... to a decreased magnitude of the admittance in SHR at frequencies below 20-30 mHz. Above 70 mHz there was no significant difference in the transfer functions. Because TGF is active in the low frequency band (below approximately 100 mHz), whereas the myogenic mechanism also acts in the higher frequency band, we...

  2. Effect of gutta-percha solvents on surface microhardness of IRM fillings.

    Moshonov, J; Peretz, B; Ben-Zvi, K; Cohenca, N; Rotstein, I


    Eighty identical samples of IRM were prepared and embedded in acrylic resin. The samples were polished, rinsed, and divided into experimental groups and controls, 10 specimens each. Each experimental group was treated for 1 or 5 min with one of the following gutta-percha solvents: chloroform, xylene, or halothane. Sterile saline was used as a control. Treatment consisted of pipetting each solvent onto the external IRM surface. The specimens were then sealed in plastic assay tubes for the corresponding exposure periods. At each time period, surface microhardness of the samples was measured using a mini-load hardness tester with a 500 g load for 20 s. It was found that xylene and halothane caused significant reduction in surface microhardness of IRM after 5 min (p IRM after 1 min of treatment (p IRM.

  3. Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Cornelia De Lange Syndrome

    Takeshita, Takahisa; Akita, Susumu; Kawahara, Michio


    Cornelia de Lange syndrome presents various problems for anesthetic management, which include anatomical anomalies of face and extremities, cardiopulmonary and endocrine disorders, renal dysfunction, epileptic EEG waves, and mental retardation. The choice of anesthetic procedure must be carefully considered in view of these abnormalities. We administered halothane anesthesia to an 11-year-old child with this syndrome who needed dental treatment. Anesthesia and postoperative course were uneven...

  4. Toxicologic and Analytical Studies with T-2 and Related Trichothecene Mycotoxins


    D. T. Bowman. Aflatoxin, zearalenone, and deoxynivalenl in 1981 grain sorg•.um at harvest. J Food Saftey . (Submitted for publication). Beasley, V. food . On the morning of the treatment, the animals are anesthetized with halothane via a face mask and intubated. The endotracheal tube is secured...Raven Press, pp. 214-215. Bamburg, J. R., Strong, F. M., Smalley, E. B. (1969). Toxins from moldy cere- als. J. Ar. Food Chem. 17:443-450. Beasley, V

  5. PET study of the [{sup 11}C]raclopride binding in the striatum of the awake cat: effects of anaesthetics and role of cerebral blood flow

    Hassoun, Wadad; Ginovart, Nathalie; Zimmer, Luc; Gualda, Veronique; Bonnefoi, Frederic [CERMEP, Lyon (France); Le Cavorsin, Marion; Leviel, Vincent [CNRS UMR5123, Villeurbanne (France)


    Cats were trained to stay in a containment box, without developing any signs of behavioural stress, while their head was maintained in a position that allowed positron emission tomography (PET) experiments to be performed. The binding potential for [{sup 11}C]raclopride (BP{sub raclo}), a radioligand with good specificity for dopamine (DA) receptors of the D{sub 2} type, was measured in the striatum and in three experimental situations: awake, anaesthetised with ketamine (50 mg kg{sup -1} h{sup -1}; i.m.) and anaesthetised with halothane (1.5%). Non-specific binding was evaluated in the cerebellum. In the striatum of both sides, the BP{sub raclo} was unmodified by ketamine anaesthesia when compared with awake animals. In contrast, a large increase in BP{sub raclo} was observed under halothane anaesthesia. The non-specific binding of [{sup 11}C]raclopride, evaluated in the cerebellum, was also unchanged under ketamine anaesthesia but greatly increased under halothane anaesthesia. To evaluate whether changes in the cerebral blood flow (CBF) resulting from the different experimental situations could be at the root of these discrepancies, injections of [{sup 15}O]H{sub 2}O were performed; measurements revealed a drastically increased CBF under halothane anaesthesia and a slight enhancement under ketamine anaesthesia, when compared with the waking state. These results are the first to be obtained on this topic in awake cats, and show that the BP{sub raclo} is greatly dependent on alterations in the CBF. (orig.)

  6. Modification of sodium and potassium channel kinetics by diethyl ether and studies on sodium channel inactivation in the crayfish giant axon membrane

    Bean, Bruce Palmer


    The effects of ether and halothane on membrane currents in the voltage clamped crayfish giant axon membrane were investigated. Concentrations of ether up to 300 mM and of halothane up to 32 mM had no effect on resting potential or leakage conductance. Ether and halothane reduced the size of sodium currents without changing the voltage dependence of the peak currents or their reversal potential. Ether and halothane also produced a reversible, dose-dependent speeding of sodium current decay at all membrane potentials. Ether reduced the time constants for inactivation, and also shifted the midpoint of the steady-state inactivation curve in the hyperpolarizing direction. Potassium currents were smaller with ether present, with no change in the voltage dependence of steady-state currents. The activation of potassium channels was faster with ether present. There was no apparent change in the capacitance of the crayfish giant axon membrane with ether concentrations of up to 100 mM. Experiments on sodium channel inactivation kinetics were performed using 4-aminopyridine to block potassium currents. Sodium currents decayed with a time course generally fit well by a single exponential. The time constant of decay was a steep function of voltage, especially in the negative resistance region of the peak current vs voltage relation.The time course of inactivation was very similar to that of the decay of the current at the same potential. The measurement of steady-state inactivation curves with different test pulses showed no shifts along the voltage asix. The voltage-dependence of the integral of sodium conductance was measured to test models of sodium channel inactivation in which channels must open before inactivating; the results appear inconsistent with some of the simplest cases of such models.

  7. Cardiac Dysrhythmias with General Anesthesia during Dental Surgery

    Rodrigo, Chandra R.


    Dysrhythmias with general anesthesia during dental surgery have been frequently reported. The incidence appears higher in spontaneously breathing patients lightly anesthetized with halothane. Anxiety, sitting posture, hypoxia, Chinese race, and heart disease appear to aggravate the condition. Use of beta blockers or lidocaine prior to anesthesia, intravenous induction, controlled ventilation with muscle relaxants, and use of isoflurane or enflurane in spontaneously breathing patients appear t...

  8. Effects of some depressant drugs on synaptic responses to glutamate at the crayfish neuromuscular junction.


    Excitatory junction currents produced by glutamate were recorded with an extracellular electrode at the neuromuscular junction of the crayfish. Pentobarbitone, phenobarbitone, diazepam, chlordiazepoxide and procaine had only minimal effects on current decay at concentrations which are highly effective in other preparations. The glutamate synapse in the crayfish appears relatively resistant to these drugs. In contrast, ether and halothane increased the rate of decay of the currents at concentr...

  9. Reduced anesthetic requirements in aged rats: association with altered brain synaptic plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase pump and phospholipid methyltransferase I activities.

    Horn, J L; Janicki, P K; Singh, G; Wamil, A W; Franks, J J


    Aging is associated with a decrease in anesthetic requirements. Animal models of aging manifest alteration of brain Ca2+ homeostasis and increased methyltransferase I (PLMTI) activity. In this study we evaluated concurrently anesthetic requirements and brain plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase (PMCA) and PLMTI activities in young and aged rats. Halothane, desflurane, isoflurane and xenon MEDs (lowest partial pressures that suppress a pain response) were measured in 2 and 25 month old, male Fisher-344 rats. Halothane MED was also measured in 2 and 30 month old F344/BNF1 rats, a strain that undergoes aging with less debilitation. PMCA pumping and PLMTI activities were measured in synaptic plasma membranes (SPM) prepared from the cortex and diencephalon-mesencephalon (DM). For aged Fisher-344 rats, MEDs for halothane, desflurane, isoflurane and xenon were reduced to 81%, 82%, 67% and 86%, respectively, of young controls; PMCA activity was diminished to 91% in cortical SPM and 82% in DM SPM; and cortical and DM PLMTI activities were increased to 131% and 114% of young control. For F344/BNF1 rats, MED for halothane was reduced to 87%, PMCA activity was diminished to 90% in cortical SPM and 72% DM SPM, and PLMTI activity was increased to 133% in cortical SPM and 112% in DM SPM. The strong association between age and reduced anesthetic requirements for inhalational agents on the one hand and altered PMCA and PLMTI activity on the other lends support to the underlying hypothesis that PMCA and PLMTI may be involved in the production of the anesthetic state.

  10. A mask for delivery of inhalation gases to small laboratory animals.

    Levy, D E; Zwies, A; Duffy, T E


    A mask was developed for the administration of volatile anesthetics and other gases to small, spontaneously breathing laboratory animals. A vacuum-powered venting system surrounding the inspiratory gas supply prevented potentially hazardous gases from escaping into the environment. This system was used to deliver nitrous oxide, halothane, and methoxyflurane to rats, gerbils, and newborn dogs. It was used to vary the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations inspired by spontaneously breathing animals undergoing physiological experiments.

  11. The Role of Newly Discovered Exotoxin (S Toxin) in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections


    Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter aerogenes and bilirubin and SGOT of 280 units. On the third day after his initial procedure he was begun on...under halothane anesthesia. A blood culture drawn for a temperature of 104°F was reported as positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa on the next day (Sth... growth media, culture methods and specific S antisera have all bee described in detail in previous annual reports., S antigen was quantitated by

  12. The Role of High Pressure and Inert Gases in the Production and Reversal of the High Pressure Neurological Syndrome.


    anosthetic gd;swheI Irblod lox-h. A othiIImixtuus (tirnix0to lc..~ thQ !,ptI ilmil m~ 143FORMO O I NOV 65 IS OBSOLETE S 0102- LF- 014-6601 SECURIT ...F P 4G ET AL TAsLz I The precision with which the xenon and halothane data Disordering Efficacy of Eleven General Anesthetics can be expected to

  13. Annotated Bibliography of USAARL Technical and Letter Reports. Volume 2. October 1988 - April 1991


    compared. Two injectables, ketamine-acepromazine and ketamine- xylazine , are compared to halothane-nitrous oxide administered by mask only and the same...administration of anesthesia to standing unaided are detailed. Findings indicate that the doses evaluated of ketamine-acepromazine, ketamine- xylazine ...flight. Current night vision imaging devices allow aviators to flying during ambient light conditions which would be extremely dangerous , if not

  14. Contributions of caspase-8 and -9 to liver injury from CYP2E1-produced metabolites of halogenated hydrocarbons.

    Ijiri, Yoshio; Kato, Ryuji; Sadamatsu, Maiko; Takano, Mina; Yasuda, Yuki; Tanaka, Fumiaki; Oishi, Chiyo; Imano, Hideki; Okada, Yoshikatsu; Tanaka, Kazuhiko; Hayashi, Tetsuya


    1. Drug-induced liver injury is difficult to predict at the pre-clinical stage. This study aimed to clarify the roles of caspase-8 and -9 in CYP2E1 metabolite-induced liver injury in both rats and cell cultures in vitro treated with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), halothane or sevoflurane. The human hepatocarcinoma functional liver cell line was maintained in 3-dimensional culture alone or in co-culture with human acute monocytic leukemia cells. 2. In vivo, laboratory indices of liver dysfunction and histology were normal after administration of sevoflurane. CCl4 treatment increased blood AST/ALT levels, liver caspase-3 and -9 activities and liver malondialdehyde, accompanied by centrilobular hepatocyte necrosis. Halothane increased AST/ALT levels, caspase-3 and -8 activities (but not malondialdehyde) concomitant with widespread hepatotoxicity. In vitro, CCl4 treatment increased caspase-9 activity and decreased both mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and cell viability. In co-culture, halothane increased caspase-8 activity and decreased MMP and cellular viability. There were no toxic responses in CYP2E1 knockdown in monoculture and co-culture. 3. CYP2E1-inducing compounds play a pivotal role in halogenated hydrocarbon toxicity. 4. Changes in hepatocyte caspase-8 and -9 activities could be novel biomarkers of metabolites causing DILI, and in pre-clinical development of new pharmaceuticals can predict nascent DILI in the clinical stage.

  15. Diminished brain synaptic plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase activity in rats with streptozocin-induced diabetes: association with reduced anesthetic requirements.

    Janicki, P K; Horn, J L; Singh, G; Franks, W T; Franks, J J


    Recent evidence suggests that chronic hyperglycemia may inhibit plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase (PMCA) in cells from several tissues. Inhalational anesthetics (IA) can inhibit brain synaptic PMCA activity. We proposed that diabetic rats may manifest chronic inhibition of brain synaptic PMCA and thus provide a model for testing the hypothesis that synaptic PMCA plays a key role in IA pharmacodynamics. Ca2+ pumping activity of PMCA was measured in cerebral synaptic plasma membrane (SPM) vesicles prepared from rats with streptozocin (STZ)-induced diabetes and from control, normoglycemic rats. Dose requirements for halothane and xenon were estimated in treated and untreated rats. Brain PMCA activity in hyperglycemic rats was depressed by about 8.4%, compared to controls. In vitro glycation also caused a significant decrease in PMCA pumping activity. Halothane requirement for STZ-hyperglycemic rats was dramatically reduced to about 65% of control. Xenon requirement was also significantly reduced, to 88% of control. Correlation of IA dose with percent glycated hemoglobin for each rat revealed a strong association between reduced requirements for halothane or xenon and increased protein glycation. These results indicate that inhibition of brain synaptic PMCA in chronically hyperglycemic rats is associated with a significant reduction in IA requirement.

  16. Inhalational and local anesthetics reduce tactile and thermal responses in mimosa pudica.

    Milne, A; Beamish, T


    In reaction to a variety of stimuli, the sensitive plant mimosa pudica closes its leaflets and drops its stems. The objective was to investigate the effects of anaesthetics on the reaction of mimosa pudica to a variety of stimuli. The ability of the plants leaflets to close (n=4, Q5min.) was tested after exposure to halothane 4% and 6L x min(-1) O2, or 6L x min(-1) O2. Lidocaine 2% or vehicle were administered through the roots, cut stems, or sprayed on the leaves (n=4). The test consisted of stimulating the leaves, by burning their tips (lidocaine experiments) or touching them with a metal rod (halothane); the closing of the leaflets, or the lack thereof was then observed. After 15 min exposure to halothane, the mimosas had slow and incomplete reactions to tactile stimulation. Following 20 min exposure, the plants had no visible reaction to touch, a stimulus which would normally cause the collapse of the entire leaf. After one minute, mimosa leaves sprayed with lidocaine had no reaction to a lit match being touched to the tips of the leaves, contrary to the control in which the leaves collapsed completely. After exposure to lidocaine 2% through the roots and cut stems, the mimosa's reactivity gradually decreased; after four hours the leaves were insensitive or had slow reaction to tactile stimuli. Inhalational and local anesthetics inhibited motor mechanisms of the mimosa plant. This may be a model to elucidate the mechanisms of action of anesthetics.

  17. Qualitative and Quantitative Characteristics of the Electroencephalogram in Normal Horses during Administration of Inhaled Anesthesia.

    Williams, D C; Brosnan, R J; Fletcher, D J; Aleman, M; Holliday, T A; Tharp, B; Kass, P H; LeCouteur, R A; Steffey, E P


    The effects of anesthesia on the equine electroencephalogram (EEG) after administration of various drugs for sedation, induction, and maintenance are known, but not that the effect of inhaled anesthetics alone for EEG recording. To determine the effects of isoflurane and halothane, administered as single agents at multiple levels, on the EEG and quantitative EEG (qEEG) of normal horses. Six healthy horses. Prospective study. Digital EEG with video and quantitative EEG (qEEG) were recorded after the administration of one of the 2 anesthetics, isoflurane or halothane, at 3 alveolar doses (1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 MAC). Segments of EEG during controlled ventilation (CV), spontaneous ventilation (SV), and with peroneal nerve stimulation (ST) at each MAC multiple for each anesthetic were selected, analyzed, and compared. Multiple non-EEG measurements were also recorded. Specific raw EEG findings were indicative of changes in the depth of anesthesia. However, there was considerable variability in EEG between horses at identical MAC multiples/conditions and within individual horses over segments of a given epoch. Statistical significance for qEEG variables differed between anesthetics with bispectral index (BIS) CV MAC and 95% spectral edge frequency (SEF95) SV MAC differences in isoflurane only and median frequency (MED) differences in SV MAC with halothane only. Unprocessed EEG features (background and transients) appear to be beneficial for monitoring the depth of a particular anesthetic, but offer little advantage over the use of changes in mean arterial pressure for this purpose. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

  18. Assessment of occupational exposure of medical personnel to inhalatory anesthetics in Poland

    Małgorzata Kucharska


    Full Text Available Objectives: Despite common use of inhalatory anesthetics, such as nitrous oxide (N2O, halothane, sevoflurane, and the like, occupational exposure to these substances in operating theatres was not monitored in Poland until 2006. The situation changed when maximum admissible concentration (MAC values for anesthetics used in Poland were established in 2005 for N2O, and in 2007 for sevoflurane, desflurane and isoflurane. The aim of this work was to assess occupational exposure in operating rooms on the basis of reliable and uniform analytical procedures. Material and Methods: The method for the determination of all anesthetics used in Poland, i.e. nitrous oxide, sevoflurane, isoflurane, desflurane, and halothane, was developed and validated. The measurements were performed in 2006-2010 in 31 hospitals countrywide. The study covered 117 operating rooms; air samples were collected from the breathing zone of 146 anesthesiologists, and 154 nurses, mostly anaesthetic. The measurements were carried out during various surgical operations, mostly on adult patients but also in hospitals for children. Results: Time weighted average concentrations of the anesthetics varied considerably, and the greatest differences were noted for N2O (0.1-1438.5 mg/m3; 40% of the results exceeded the MAC value. Only 3% of halothane, and 2% of sevoflurane concentrations exceeded the respective MAC values. Conclusions: Working in operating theatres is dangerous to the health of the operating staff. The coefficient of combined exposure to anesthesiologists under study exceeded the admissible value in 130 cases, which makes over 40% of the whole study population. Most of the excessive exposure values were noted for nitrous oxide. Med Pr 2014;65(1:43–54

  19. Interaction between anesthesia, gender, and functional outcome task following diffuse traumatic brain injury in rats.

    O'Connor, Christine A; Cernak, Ibolja; Vink, Robert


    A number of experimental and clinical studies have demonstrated that functional outcome following traumatic brain injury differs between males and females. Some studies report that females have a better outcome than males following trauma while others report the opposite. In experimental studies, some of the contradictory results may be due to the different experimental conditions, including type of anesthesia and the outcome measures employed. In the present study we have used three different anesthetic protocols and four different outcome measures to determine how these parameters interact and affect functional outcome following traumatic brain injury in male and female rats. Diffuse traumatic brain injury was induced in adult male and female animals using the impact-acceleration brain injury model. Mortality in female animals was no different than males when using halothane anesthesia, slightly better than males when using isoflurane anesthesia, but significantly worse than males under pentobarbital anesthesia. Female animals always performed better than males on rotarod tests of motor outcome, with this effect being unrelated to anesthetic effects. Conversely, in cognitive tests using the Barnes Maze, only isoflurane-anesthetized females performed better than their male counterparts. Similarly, in an open field activity task, females always performed better than males after trauma, with isoflurane-anesthetized females also performing significantly better than the halothane-anesthetized female group after injury. Our results suggest that female animals do better than males after diffuse traumatic brain injury, although this observation is dependent upon the type of anesthesia and the functional task employed. Isoflurane is particularly protective in females, pentobarbital is deleterious to female outcome, while halothane anesthesia has the least influence on gender-related outcome.

  20. Interference of anaesthetics with radioligand binding in neuroreceptor studies

    Elfving, Betina; Knudsen, Gitte Moos [Neurobiology Research Unit N9201, University hospital Rigshospitalet, 9 Blegdamsvej, 2100, Copenhagen (Denmark); Bjoernholm, Berith [Department of Computational Chemistry, H. Lundbeck A/S, Copenhagen-Valby (Denmark)


    Evaluations of new emission tomography ligands are usually carried out in animals. In order to keep the animals in a restricted position during the scan session, anaesthesia is almost inevitable. In ex vivo rat studies we investigated the interference of ketamine/xylazine, zoletile mixture, isoflurane and halothane with the serotonin re-uptake site, the serotonin{sub 2A} receptor and the dopamine re-uptake site by use of [{sup 3}H]-(S)-citalopram, [{sup 18}F]altanserin and [{sup 125}I]PE2I, respectively. Ketamine/xylazine decreased the target-to-background ratio (mean {+-} SD) of [{sup 3}H]-(S)-citalopram from 1.5{+-}0.19 to 0.81{+-}0.19 (P<0.05), whereas isoflurane and halothane increased the ratio from 1.5{+-}0.19 to 1.9{+-}0.24 and 2.1{+-}0.13 (P<0.05), respectively. Only with the zoletile mixture did the ratio remain unaltered. None of the tested anaesthetics affected the target-to-background ratio of [{sup 18}F]altanserin. The [{sup 125}I]PE2I target-to-background ratio decreased with both ketamine/xylazine (from 12.4{+-}0.81 to 10.1{+-}1.4, P<0.05) and isoflurane (from 12.4{+-}0.81 to 9.5{+-}1.1, P<0.05) treated rats, whereas treatment with zoletile mixture and halothane left the ratio unaltered. It is concluded that prior to performance of neuroreceptor radioligand studies, the possible interaction between radioligands and anaesthetics should be carefully evaluated. (orig.)

  1. Ca2+ Influx via the Na+/Ca2+ Exchanger Is Enhanced in Malignant Hyperthermia Skeletal Muscle*

    Altamirano, Francisco; Eltit, José M.; Robin, Gaëlle; Linares, Nancy; Ding, Xudong; Pessah, Isaac N.; Allen, Paul D.; López, José R.


    Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is potentially fatal pharmacogenetic disorder of skeletal muscle caused by intracellular Ca2+ dysregulation. NCX is a bidirectional transporter that effluxes (forward mode) or influxes (reverse mode) Ca2+ depending on cellular activity. Resting intracellular calcium ([Ca2+]r) and sodium ([Na+]r) concentrations are elevated in MH susceptible (MHS) swine and murine muscles compared with their normal (MHN) counterparts, although the contribution of NCX is unclear. Lowering [Na+]e elevates [Ca2+]r in both MHN and MHS swine muscle fibers and it is prevented by removal of extracellular Ca2+ or reduced by t-tubule disruption, in both genotypes. KB-R7943, a nonselective NCX3 blocker, reduced [Ca2+]r in both swine and murine MHN and MHS muscle fibers at rest and decreased the magnitude of the elevation of [Ca2+]r observed in MHS fibers after exposure to halothane. YM-244769, a high affinity reverse mode NCX3 blocker, reduces [Ca2+]r in MHS muscle fibers and decreases the amplitude of [Ca2+]r rise triggered by halothane, but had no effect on [Ca2+]r in MHN muscle. In addition, YM-244769 reduced the peak and area under the curve of the Ca2+ transient elicited by high [K+]e and increased its rate of decay in MHS muscle fibers. siRNA knockdown of NCX3 in MHS myotubes reduced [Ca2+]r and the Ca2+ transient area induced by high [K+]e. These results demonstrate a functional NCX3 in skeletal muscle whose activity is enhanced in MHS. Moreover reverse mode NCX3 contributes to the Ca2+ transients associated with K+-induced depolarization and the halothane-triggered MH episode in MHS muscle fibers. PMID:24847052

  2. Ca2+ influx via the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger is enhanced in malignant hyperthermia skeletal muscle.

    Altamirano, Francisco; Eltit, José M; Robin, Gaëlle; Linares, Nancy; Ding, Xudong; Pessah, Isaac N; Allen, Paul D; López, José R


    Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is potentially fatal pharmacogenetic disorder of skeletal muscle caused by intracellular Ca(2+) dysregulation. NCX is a bidirectional transporter that effluxes (forward mode) or influxes (reverse mode) Ca(2+) depending on cellular activity. Resting intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]r) and sodium ([Na(+)]r) concentrations are elevated in MH susceptible (MHS) swine and murine muscles compared with their normal (MHN) counterparts, although the contribution of NCX is unclear. Lowering [Na(+)]e elevates [Ca(2+)]r in both MHN and MHS swine muscle fibers and it is prevented by removal of extracellular Ca(2+) or reduced by t-tubule disruption, in both genotypes. KB-R7943, a nonselective NCX3 blocker, reduced [Ca(2+)]r in both swine and murine MHN and MHS muscle fibers at rest and decreased the magnitude of the elevation of [Ca(2+)]r observed in MHS fibers after exposure to halothane. YM-244769, a high affinity reverse mode NCX3 blocker, reduces [Ca(2+)]r in MHS muscle fibers and decreases the amplitude of [Ca(2+)]r rise triggered by halothane, but had no effect on [Ca(2+)]r in MHN muscle. In addition, YM-244769 reduced the peak and area under the curve of the Ca(2+) transient elicited by high [K(+)]e and increased its rate of decay in MHS muscle fibers. siRNA knockdown of NCX3 in MHS myotubes reduced [Ca(2+)]r and the Ca(2+) transient area induced by high [K(+)]e. These results demonstrate a functional NCX3 in skeletal muscle whose activity is enhanced in MHS. Moreover reverse mode NCX3 contributes to the Ca(2+) transients associated with K(+)-induced depolarization and the halothane-triggered MH episode in MHS muscle fibers.

  3. MS-551 and KCB-328, two class III drugs aggravated adrenaline-induced arrhythmias

    Xue, Yixue; Yamada, Chikaomi; Nu Aye, Nu; Hashimoto, Keitaro


    We investigated the proarrhythmic effects of MS-551 and KCB-328, class III antiarrhythmic drugs using adrenaline-induced arrhythmia models in halothane anaesthetized, closed-chest dogs. In the control period, adrenaline, starting from a low dose of 0.25 to up to 1.0 μg/kg/50 s i.v., was injected to determine the arrhythmia inducing dose and the non-inducing dose. After MS-551 or KCB-328 administration, the adrenaline injection was repeated and the interval between the injection and the occurr...

  4. General anaesthesia and the environment.

    O'Hare, B; Fitzpatrick, G J


    Theatre pollution by anaesthetic agents has been the subject of considerable study and discussion. However the environmental effects of these agents has received little attention. In this paper we review the environmental effects of anaesthetic agents. Volatile anaesthetic agents such as halothane, isoflurane, and enflurane would appear to have minimal atmospheric polluting potential. Nitrous oxide however is a greenhouse gas and can also indirectly contribute to ozone layer depletion. We would suggest that the continued use of nitrous oxide in large quantities must be viewed with concern.

  5. Hypoxaemia and suspected pulmonary oedema in a Dorper ewe after diazepam-ketamine induction of anaesthesia : short communication

    G.F. Stegmann


    Full Text Available Anaesthesia was required in an 18-month-old Dorper ewe scheduled for surgical repair of an abdominal hernia. Anaesthesia was induced with diazepam (0.15 mg/kg and ketamine (6 mg/kg, and maintained with halothane in oxygen on a circle anaesthetic machine. Hypotension, hypoxaemia, cyanosis and pulmonary oedema were observed from the start of surgery, but the symptoms improved towards the completion of the procedure. The aetiology of this condition could not be established. It is suggested that propylene glycol, the organic solvent in the diazepam formulation, may have stimulated the release of vasoactive substances that resulted in pulmonary oedema.


    Bityukov, Yu V; Dereza, S V; Kuznetsov, I V; Kurochkin, V N; Myasnikova, V V; Potyadina, O V; Fedorenka, S S


    Despite low invasiveness, lacrimal passages, intubation in children requires general anaesthesia to prevent traumatic and neurological complications. General anaesthesia with sevoflurane is optimal for technical simplicity, safety and controllability. Methods of face mask inhalation anesthesia with halothan and sevoflurane were compared in 996 patients. The authors have developed their own standart of performing the face mask inhalation anesthesia with sevoflurane in children during lacrimal passages intubation. This allowed to minimize the number of intra- and postoperative complications in children, to reduce period of postanesthetic observation, to advance the peroral compensation of fluid deficit.

  7. Oscillations and chaos in renal blood flow control

    Holstein-Rathlou, N H


    In normotensive, halothane-anesthetized rats, oscillations can be found both in the single-nephron blood flow and in the tubular pressure. Experimental data and computer simulations support the hypothesis that the oscillations are caused by the tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) mechanism. Model...... studies show that the key parameters determining the stability of the TGF system are the open loop gain of the system and the time delays in the signal transmission through the various components of the feedback loop. Within a broad range of parameters, the system is unstable and has self-sustained stable...

  8. Anaesthetic challenges in a patient presenting with huge neck teratoma

    Gaurav Jain


    Full Text Available Paediatric airway management is a great challenge even for an experienced anaesthesiologist. Difficult airway in huge cervical teratoma further exaggerates the complexity. This case report is intended at describing the intubation difficulties that were confronted during the airway management of a three year old girl presenting with huge neck teratoma and respiratory distress. This patient was successfully intubated with uncuffed endotracheal tubes in second attempt under inhalational anaesthesia with halothane and spontaneous ventilation. This case exemplifies the importance of careful preoperative workup of an anticipated difficult airway in paediatric patients with neck swelling to minimize any perioperative complications.

  9. Ecstacy-induced delayed rhabdomyolysis and neuroleptic malignant syndrome in a patient with a novel variant in the ryanodine receptor type 1 gene.

    Russell, T; Riazi, S; Kraeva, N; Steel, A C; Hawryluck, L A


    We present the case of a 20-year-old woman who developed rhabdomyolysis, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and multi-organ failure induced by ecstasy. Following initial improvement, she developed delayed rhabdomyolysis then haloperidol-induced neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which was treated with a total of 50 dantrolene. Subsequent genetic testing revealed a novel potentially pathogenic variant in the ryanodine receptor type 1 gene. However, caffeine-halothane contracture testing of the patient's mother who carried the same gene variant was negative for malignant hyperthermia.

  10. Precise determination of refractometric parameters for anesthetic agent vapors.

    Allison, J M; Birch, K P; Crowder, J G


    The absolute refractive indices of the anesthetic agent vapors isoflurane, sevoflurane, enflurane, halothane, and desflurane are determined to a typical uncertainty of 1 part in 10(7) over the respective temperature and pressure ranges of 15-40 °C and 5-45% of their saturated vapor pressures at wavelengths of 632.99, 594.10, and 543.52 nm. The specific refraction, second virial coefficients, and dispersion constants are also derived for each agent, from which an equation for the calculation of agent refractivity is established that is in agreement with the measured data to within 2 × 10(-8).

  11. New halogenated agents: should I change my practice?

    Feiss, P


    Sevoflurane and Desflurane are relatively new halogenated agents which make induction and control of depth of anaesthesia easier, recovery rapid and of good quality and they have less side-effects and toxicity. In children sevoflurane could replace halothane because it provides smooth and rapid induction with less cardiovascular depression and arrhythmias. Desflurane is not used because of its pungent odour. In adults sevoflurane could be preferred to desflurane because it allows rapid induction and laryngeal mask insertion or tracheal intubation without myorelaxants, a similar time of recovery, no clinical evidence for renal and hepatic toxicity, no more costs for anaesthesia for a lower MAC.

  12. Goalpha regulates volatile anesthetic action in Caenorhabditis elegans.

    van Swinderen, B; Metz, L B; Shebester, L D; Mendel, J E; Sternberg, P W; Crowder, C M


    To identify genes controlling volatile anesthetic (VA) action, we have screened through existing Caenorhabditis elegans mutants and found that strains with a reduction in Go signaling are VA resistant. Loss-of-function mutants of the gene goa-1, which codes for the alpha-subunit of Go, have EC(50)s for the VA isoflurane of 1.7- to 2.4-fold that of wild type. Strains overexpressing egl-10, which codes for an RGS protein negatively regulating goa-1, are also isoflurane resistant. However, sensitivity to halothane, a structurally distinct VA, is differentially affected by Go pathway mutants. The RGS overexpressing strains, a goa-1 missense mutant found to carry a novel mutation near the GTP-binding domain, and eat-16(rf) mutants, which suppress goa-1(gf) mutations, are all halothane resistant; goa-1(null) mutants have wild-type sensitivities. Double mutant strains carrying mutations in both goa-1 and unc-64, which codes for a neuronal syntaxin previously found to regulate VA sensitivity, show that the syntaxin mutant phenotypes depend in part on goa-1 expression. Pharmacological assays using the cholinesterase inhibitor aldicarb suggest that VAs and GOA-1 similarly downregulate cholinergic neurotransmitter release in C. elegans. Thus, the mechanism of action of VAs in C. elegans is regulated by Goalpha, and presynaptic Goalpha-effectors are candidate VA molecular targets.

  13. Autoregulation of cerebral blood flow in experimental focal brain ischemia.

    Dirnagl, U; Pulsinelli, W


    The relationship between systemic arterial pressure (SAP) and neocortical microcirculatory blood-flow (CBF) in areas of focal cerebral ischemia was studied in 15 spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) anesthetized with halothane (0.5%). Ischemia was induced by ipsilateral middle cerebral artery/common carotid artery occlusion and CBF was monitored continuously in the ischemic territory using laser-Doppler flowmetry during manipulation of SAP with I-norepinephrine (hypertension) or nitroprusside (hypotension). In eight SHRs not subjected to focal ischemia, we demonstrated that 0.5% halothane and the surgical manipulations did not impair autoregulation. Autoregulation was partly preserved in ischemic brain tissue with a CBF of greater than 30% of preocclusion values. In areas where ischemic CBF was less than 30% of preocclusion values, autoregulation was completely lost. Changes in SAP had a greater influence on CBF in tissue areas where CBF ranged from 15 to 30% of baseline (9% change in CBF with each 10% change in SAP) than in areas where CBF was less than 15% of baseline (6% change in CBF with each 10% change in SAP). These findings demonstrate that the relationship between CBF and SAP in areas of focal ischemia is highly dependent on the severity of ischemia. Autoregulation is lost in a gradual manner until CBF falls below 30% of normal. In areas without autoregulation, the slope of the CBF/SAP relationship is inversely related to the degree of ischemia.

  14. Euthanasia of mouse fetuses and neonates.

    Klaunberg, Brenda A; O'malley, James; Clark, Terri; Davis, Judith A


    We sought to determine whether any of the common methods of euthanasia for adult rodents would lead to an acceptable death for fetuses or neonates. We wanted to identify a method that was rapid, free of signs of pain or distress, reliable, and minimally distressful to the person performing the procedure and that minimized the amount of handling required to perform the procedure. We evaluated six methods of euthanasia, with and without anesthesia, in three age groups of mice: gravid mice (E14-20) and neonatal pups (P1-P7 and P8-P14). Euthanasia methods included: halothane inhalation, carbon dioxide inhalation, intraperitoneal sodium pentobarbital, intravenous potassium chloride, and cervical dislocation with and without anesthesia. Noninvasive echocardiography was used to assess heartbeat during euthanasia. With cardiac arrest as the definition of death, no method of euthanasia killed fetal mice. Halothane inhalation (5% by vaporizer) was not an acceptable method of euthanasia for mice of the age groups tested. Intraperitoneal administration of sodium pentobarbital for euthanasia required a higher dose than the previously established dose, and there is a risk of reduced efficacy in pregnant animals due to potential intrauterine injection. Carbon dioxide asphyxiation was the most efficient method of euthanasia for neonatal mouse pups P1-14. For pregnant adult mice, intravenous potassium chloride under anesthesia, carbon dioxide asphyxiation, and cervical dislocation alone or under anesthesia were excellent methods of euthanasia. Copyright 2004 American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

  15. Uso da solução hipertônica de cloreto de sódio a 7,5% no tratamento da hipotensão arterial decorrente da anestesia com halotano em eqüinos

    Denise Tabacchi Fantoni


    surgeries were allocated in this trial.The animals received detomidine as premedication. Induction of anesthesia was performed with guaifenesin, midazolam and ketamine. Halothane in 100% oxygen was used as the maintenance agent. When the mean arterial blood pressure fell below 60 mmHg, 4 ml/kg of 7.5% sodium chloride hypertonic solution were administered intravenously. Heart rate and rhythm, systolic, mean and diastolic blood pressure, respiratory rate, capillary refill time, blood gases, arterial pH, bicarbonate, oxyhaemoglobin saturation, sodium and chloride plasma levels, as well as packed cell volume were evaluated after 5,15, 30 and 60 minutes hypertonic infusion. A significant increase of arterial blood pressure was verified after hypertonic administration. Values of blood pressure remained above control during all the recording period. Packed cell volume decreased significantly showing the improvement of plasmatic volume caused by this solution. Discrete hypernatremia and hyperchloremia were observed. The other parameters remained unaltered. We can conclude that 7.5% sodium chloride hypertonic solution is effective and may be employed in the treatment of hypotension during halothane anesthesia in equines.

  16. Inhaled anesthetics have hyperalgesic effects at 0.1 minimum alveolar anesthetic concentration.

    Zhang, Y; Eger, E I; Dutton, R C; Sonner, J M


    We investigated the hyperalgesic (antianalgesic) effect of the inhaled anesthetics isoflurane, halothane, nitrous oxide, and diethyl ether, or the nonimmobilizer 1, 2-dichlorohexafluorocyclobutane at subanesthetic partial pressures (or, for the nonimmobilizer, subanesthetic partial pressures predicted from lipid solubility) in rats. Hyperalgesia was assessed as a decrease in the time to withdrawal of a rat hind paw exposed to heat. All four anesthetics, including nitrous oxide and diethyl ether, produced hyperalgesia at low partial pressures, with a maximal effect at 0.1 minimum alveolar anesthetic concentration (MAC) required to prevent response to movement in 50% of animals, and analgesia (an increased time to withdrawal of the hind paw) at 0. 4 to 0.8 MAC. The nonimmobilizer had neither analgesic nor hyperalgesia effects. We propose that inhaled anesthetics with a higher MAC-Awake (the MAC-fraction that suppresses appropriate responsiveness to command), such as nitrous oxide and diethyl ether, can be used as analgesics because patients are conscious at higher anesthetic partial pressures, including those which have analgesic effects, whereas anesthetics with a lower MAC-Awake do not produce analgesic effects at concentrations that permit consciousness. The inhaled anesthetics isoflurane, halothane, nitrous oxide, and diethyl ether produce antianalgesia at subanesthetic concentrations, with a maximal effect at approximately one-tenth the concentration required for anesthesia. This effect may enhance perception of pain when such small concentrations are reached during recovery from anesthesia.

  17. An audit of resuscitation and anaesthesia during Operation 'Safe Haven'.

    Rudland, S V; Tighe, S Q; Pethybridge, R J; Loxdale, P H


    The Royal Navy combined Surgical Support Team deployed for six weeks to Northern Iraq. Eighteen casualties of civilian and military trauma required active resuscitation, 10 of whom were under the age of 16. Three died. Triage of multiple casualties was necessary on three occasions. The principles of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) were adopted and the experience is described under the ABCDE headings of the primary survey. Deficiencies of training and equipment are identified. Seventy one anaesthetics, administered to 52 patients, were audited prospectively in detail. Systolic blood pressure was significantly higher with isoflurane and controlled ventilation (ICV), compared with halothane and trichloroethylene (HTCV) (P < 0.05). ICV patients recovered more quickly than with HTCV (P < 0.05), but were significantly older and heavier (P < 0.05). Isoflurane should replace the standard halothane/trichloroethylene combination. Controlled ventilation or ketamine anaesthesia allowed satisfactory SpO2 on air alone. With controlled ventilation, anaesthesia was entirely satisfactory for children down to 6.5 kg. Local anaesthetic procedures were useful. The entire anaesthetic drug cost was only 127 pounds. Three patients received a degree of intensive care. Recommendations are made to improve future outcome, but sophisticated resuscitation, anaesthesia and monitoring is now possible in the front line.

  18. Torsadegenic action of the antipsychotic drug sulpiride assessed using in vivo canine models.

    Sugiyama, Atsushi; Satoh, Yoshioki; Shiina, Hiroyuki; Takeda, Satoshi; Hashimoto, Keitaro


    A patient had QT prolongation and syncope after starting sulpiride therapy. The present experiments were performed to clarify the causal link among the sulpiride administration, QT prolongation, and the onset of torsade de pointes. Two in vivo models were used: halothane-anesthetized dogs and chronic atrioventricular (AV) block dogs. In the halothane-anesthetized animals (n = 6), sulpiride (2 and 20 mg/kg intravenously) decreased total peripheral resistance and increased heart rate, cardiac output, and ventricular contractility concomitantly. A transient attenuation of these effects occurred soon after the high-dose administration. No significant change was detected in left ventricle preload and depolarization, but repolarization and effective refractory period were significantly prolonged after high-dose administration. The extent of changes was greater in repolarization than in refractoriness, indicating prolongation of the final repolarization phase (electrically vulnerable period). In the chronic AV block animals (n = 4), onset of torsades de pointes with marked QT prolongation was demonstrated after the administration of 60 and 120 mg/kg orally of sulpiride. These results suggest that the QT prolongation and the change in the final repolarization phase with increased sympathetic tone may be the mechanisms responsible for the arrhythmogenic effect of sulpiride. Thus, caution should be paid with the use of sulpiride in patients at risk for elevated plasma concentrations and having preexisting susceptibility to QT prolongation.

  19. Circulatory reflexes in tetraplegics during artifical ventilation and general anaesthesia.

    Welply, N C; Mathias, C J; Frankel, H L


    The arterial blood pressure, heart rate and electrocardiograph were recorded, and plasma electrolytes, arterial blood gases and pH, and plasma catecholamines were estimated in seven patients with physiologically complete cervical spinal cord transections who needed intermittent possitive pressure ventilation (I.P.P.V.) or were undergoing urological surgery under general anaesthesia. In the tetraplegics on I.P.P.V., bradycardia, and in two patients even cardiac arrest, occurred during tracheal suction, especially in the presence of hypoxia. In one tetraplegic being anaesthetised, cardiac arrest occurred during endotracheal intubation. This reflex bradycardia and cardiac arrest appeared to be due to a vago-vagal reflex, unopposed by sympathetic activity or by the pulmonary (inflation) vagal reflex. Atropine was effective in preventing this reflex. In the tetraplegics undergoing urological surgery, severe hypertension resulting from visceral stimulation was effectively reduced by halothane. In these patients, control of arterial blood pressure with lower concentrations of halothane may also be achieved with I.P.P.V.

  20. Experimental evidence and modeling studies support a synchronizing role for electrical coupling in the cat thalamic reticular neurons in vivo

    Fuentealba, Pablo; Crochet, Sylvain; Timofeev, Igor; Bazhenov, Maxim; Sejnowski, Terrence J.; Steriade, Mircea


    Thalamic reticular (RE) neurons are crucially implicated in brain rhythms. Here, we report that RE neurons of adult cats, recorded and stained intracellularly in vivo, displayed spontaneously occurring spikelets, which are characteristic of central neurons that are coupled electrotonically via gap junctions. Spikelets occurred spontaneously during spindles, an oscillation in which RE neurons play a leading role, as well as during interspindle lulls. They were significantly different from excitatory postsynaptic potentials and also distinct from fast prepotentials that are presumably dendritic spikes generated synaptically. Spikelets were strongly reduced by halothane, a blocker of gap junctions. Multi-site extracellular recordings performed before, during and after administration of halothane demonstrated a role for electrical coupling in the synchronization of spindling activity within the RE nucleus. Finally, computational models of RE neurons predicted that gap junctions between these neurons could mediate the spread of low-frequency activity at great distances. These experimental and modeling data suggest that electrotonic coupling within the RE nucleus plays an important role in the generation and synchronization of low-frequency (spindling) activities in the thalamus. PMID:15245484

  1. Nitrous oxide and xenon enhance phospholipid-N-methylation in rat brain synaptic plasma membranes.

    Horn, J L; Janicki, P K; Franks, J J


    Halothane and isoflurane increase the rate of phospholipid methylation (PLM) in rat brain synaptosomal membranes, a process linked to the coupling of neuronal excitation to neurotransmitter release. In contrast, synaptic plasma membrane (SPM) Ca2+ ATPase (PMCA) pumping is reduced by exposure to halothane, isoflurane, xenon and nitrous oxide (N2O). To examine further the relationship between PLM, PMCA and anesthetic action, we investigated the effect of clinically relevant concentrations of two less potent anesthetic gases, N2O and xenon, on PLM in SPM. Biochemical assays were performed on SPM exposed to 1.3 MAC of N2O (2 atm), 1.3 MAC of xenon (1.23 atm) or an equivalent pressure of helium for control. N2O or xenon exposure increased PLM to 115% or 113%, respectively, of helium control (p xenon depressed PMCA activity to 78% and 85% of control (p < 0.05). Observations that PLM and PMCA are both altered by a wide variety of inhalation anesthetic agents at clinically relevant partial pressures lend support to a possible involvement and interaction of these processes in anesthetic action.

  2. Qualitative evaluation of coronary flow during anesthetic induction using thallium-201 perfusion scans

    Kleinman, B.; Henkin, R.E.; Glisson, S.N.; el-Etr, A.A.; Bakhos, M.; Sullivan, H.J.; Montoya, A.; Pifarre, R.


    Qualitative distribution of coronary flow using thallium-201 perfusion scans immediately postintubation was studied in 22 patients scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass surgery. Ten patients received a thiopental (4 mg/kg) and halothane induction. Twelve patients received a fentanyl (100 micrograms/kg) induction. Baseline thallium-201 perfusion scans were performed 24 h prior to surgery. These scans were compared with the scans performed postintubation. A thallium-positive scan was accepted as evidence of relative hypoperfusion. Baseline hemodynamic and ECG data were obtained prior to induction of anesthesia. These data were compared with the data obtained postintubation. Ten patients developed postintubation thallium-perfusion scan defects (thallium-positive scan), even though there was no statistical difference between their baseline hemodynamics and hemodynamics at the time of intubation. There was no difference in the incidence of thallium-positive scans between those patients anesthetized by fentanyl and those patients anesthetized with thiopental-halothane. The authors conclude that relative hypoperfusion, and possibly ischemia, occurred in 45% of patients studied, despite stable hemodynamics, and that the incidence of these events was the same with two different anesthetic techniques.

  3. Intestinal circulation during inhalation anesthesia

    Tverskoy, M.; Gelman, S.; Fowler, K.C.; Bradley, E.L.


    This study was designed to evaluate the influence of inhalational agents on the intestinal circulation in an isolated loop preparation. Sixty dogs were studied, using three intestinal segments from each dog. Selected intestinal segments were pumped with aortic blood at a constant pressure of 100 mmHg. A mixture of /sub 86/Rb and 9-microns spheres labeled with /sup 141/Ce was injected into the arterial cannula supplying the intestinal loop, while mesenteric venous blood was collected for activity counting. A very strong and significant correlation was found between rubidium clearance and microsphere entrapment (r = 0.97, P less than 0.0001). Nitrous oxide anesthesia was accompanied by a higher vascular resistance (VR), lower flow (F), rubidium clearance (Cl-Rb), and microspheres entrapment (Cl-Sph) than pentobarbital anesthesia, indicating that the vascular bed in the intestinal segment was constricted and flow (total and nutritive) decreased. Halothane, enflurane, and isoflurane anesthesia were accompanied by a much lower arteriovenous oxygen content difference (AVDO/sub 2/) and oxygen uptake than pentobarbital or nitrous oxide. Compared with pentobarbital, enflurane anesthesia was not accompanied by marked differences in VR, F, Cl-Rb, and Cl-Sph; halothane at 2 MAC decreased VR and increased F and Cl-Rb while isoflurane increased VR and decreased F. alpha-Adrenoceptor blockade with phentolamine (1 mg . kg-1) abolished isoflurane-induced vasoconstriction, suggesting that the increase in VR was mediated via circulating catecholamines.

  4. Genotoxicity and cytotoxicity of cisplatin treatment combined with anaesthetics on EAT cells in vivo.

    Brozovic, Gordana; Orsolic, Nada; Knezevic, Fabijan; Horvat Knezevic, Anica; Benkovic, Vesna; Sakic, Katarina; Hrgovic, Zlatko; Bendelja, Kreso; Fassbender, Walter J


    In this study, DNA damage in tumour cells, as well as irreversible cell damage leading to apoptosis induced in vivo by the combined application of cisplatin and inhalation anaesthetics, was investigated. The genotoxicity of anaesthetics on Ehrlich ascites tumour (EAT) cells of mice, alone or in combined application with cisplatin, was estimated by using the alkaline comet assay. The percentage of EAT cell apoptosis was quantified by flow cytometry. Groups of EAT-bearing mice were (i) treated intraperitoneally with cisplatin, (ii) exposed to repeated anaesthesia with inhalation anaesthetic, and (iii) subjected to combined treatment of exposure to anaesthetics after cisplatin for 3 days. Sevoflurane, halothane and isoflurane caused strong genotoxic effects on tumour cells in vivo. The tested anaesthetics alone showed no direct effect on programmed cell death although sevoflurane and especially halothane decreased the number of living EAT cells in peritoneal cavity lavage. Repeated anaesthesia with isoflurane had stimulatory effects on EAT cell proliferation and inhibited tumour cell apoptosis (6.11%), compared to the control group (10.26%). Cisplatin caused massive apoptosis of EAT cells (41.14%) and decreased the number of living EAT cells in the peritoneal cavity. Combined cisplatin and isoflurane treatment additionally increased EAT cell apoptosis to 51.32%. Combined treatment of mice with cisplatin and all anaesthetics increased the number of living tumour cells in the peritoneal cavity compared to cisplatin treatment of mice alone. These results suggest that the inhalation of anaesthetics may protect tumour cells from the cisplatin-induced genotoxic and cytotoxic effects.

  5. High throughput modular chambers for rapid evaluation of anesthetic sensitivity

    Eckmann David M


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Anesthetic sensitivity is determined by the interaction of multiple genes. Hence, a dissection of genetic contributors would be aided by precise and high throughput behavioral screens. Traditionally, anesthetic phenotyping has addressed only induction of anesthesia, evaluated with dose-response curves, while ignoring potentially important data on emergence from anesthesia. Methods We designed and built a controlled environment apparatus to permit rapid phenotyping of twenty-four mice simultaneously. We used the loss of righting reflex to indicate anesthetic-induced unconsciousness. After fitting the data to a sigmoidal dose-response curve with variable slope, we calculated the MACLORR (EC50, the Hill coefficient, and the 95% confidence intervals bracketing these values. Upon termination of the anesthetic, Emergence timeRR was determined and expressed as the mean ± standard error for each inhaled anesthetic. Results In agreement with several previously published reports we find that the MACLORR of halothane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane in 8–12 week old C57BL/6J mice is 0.79% (95% confidence interval = 0.78 – 0.79%, 0.91% (95% confidence interval = 0.90 – 0.93%, and 1.96% (95% confidence interval = 1.94 – 1.97%, respectively. Hill coefficients for halothane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane are 24.7 (95% confidence interval = 19.8 – 29.7%, 19.2 (95% confidence interval = 14.0 – 24.3%, and 33.1 (95% confidence interval = 27.3 – 38.8%, respectively. After roughly 2.5 MACLORR • hr exposures, mice take 16.00 ± 1.07, 6.19 ± 0.32, and 2.15 ± 0.12 minutes to emerge from halothane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane, respectively. Conclusion This system enabled assessment of inhaled anesthetic responsiveness with a higher precision than that previously reported. It is broadly adaptable for delivering an inhaled therapeutic (or toxin to a population while monitoring its vital signs, motor reflexes, and providing precise control

  6. Is there a link between exertional heat stroke and susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia?

    Emmanuel Sagui

    Full Text Available The identification of a predisposition toward malignant hyperthermia (MH as a risk factor for exertional heat stroke (EHS remains a matter of debate. Such a predisposition indicates a causal role for MH susceptibility (MHS after EHS in certain national recommendations and has led to the use of an in vitro contracture test (IVCT to identify the MHS trait in selected or unselected EHS patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether the MHS trait is associated with EHS.EHS subjects in the French Armed Forces were routinely examined for MHS after experiencing an EHS episode. This retrospective study compared the features of IVCT-diagnosed MHS (iMHS EHS subjects with those of MH-normal EHS patients and MH patients during the 2004-2010 period. MHS status was assessed using the European protocol.During the study period, 466 subjects (median age 25 years; 31 women underwent MHS status investigation following an EHS episode. None of the subjects reported previous MH events. An IVCT was performed in 454 cases and was diagnostic of MHS in 45.6% of the study population, of MH susceptibility to halothane in 18.5%, of MH susceptibility to caffeine in 9.9%, and of MH susceptibility to halothane and caffeine in 17.2%. There were no differences in the clinical features, biological features or outcomes of iMHS EHS subjects compared with those of MH-normal or caffeine or halothane MHS subjects without known prior EHS episode. The recurrence rate was 12.7% and was not associated with MH status or any clinical or biological features. iMHS EHS patients exhibited a significantly less informative IVCT response than MH patients.The unexpected high prevalence of the MHS trait after EHS suggested a latent disturbance of calcium homeostasis that accounted for the positive IVCT results. This study did not determine whether EHS patients have an increased risk of MH, and it could not determine whether MH susceptibility is a risk factor for EHS.

  7. Anesthetic doses blocking adrenergic (stress) and cardiovascular responses to incision--MAC BAR.

    Roizen, M F; Horrigan, R W; Frazer, B M


    The reaction to stress, while vital to the conscious animal, may be detrimental to the surgical patient. To assess the stress-ablating action of different anesthetics (halothane, enflurane, morphine, and spinal) and anesthetic doses, we studied the responses in plasma norepinephrine, muscle movement, pupil diameter, heart rate, and blood pressure to induction of anesthesia and incision in 170 unpremedicated healthy adults. The age-adjusted dose (mean +/- SD) of anesthesia that blocked the adrenergic response in 50 per cent of individuals who had a skin incision (MAC BAR) was 1.45 +/- 0.08 MAC for halothane, 1.60 +/- 0.13 MAC for enflurane, or 1.13 +/- 0.09 +/- mg/kg for morphine sulfate (each anesthetic was given with 60 per cent nitrous oxide). No patient with a level of spinal anesthesia that blocked the pain of incision had an adrenergic response to incision. Increasing doses of halothane and morphine were associated with less of a cardiovascular response to incision (as measured by rate-pressure product); this was not true for enflurane. No patient with an adequate level of spinal anesthesia had a cardiovascular response to skin incision. The changes in heart rate, blood pressure, rate-pressure product, and plasma norepinephrine content that occurred with induction of anesthesia tended to equalize these values between patients, regardless of anesthetic dose, and for all individual and combined anesthetics. That is, if a patient's heart rate while awake was below 63 beats/min, heart rate tended to rise 58 per cent of the difference between heart rate while awake and 63 beats/min, and vice versa. Similarly, the change in blood pressure with induction averaged 75 per cent of the difference between systolic blood pressure while awake and 88 torr. The average for the change in rate-pressure product with induction was 79 per cent of the difference between rate-pressure product while awake and 5917 It was concluded that all the anesthetics tested can

  8. Renal parameter estimates in unrestrained dogs

    Rader, R. D.; Stevens, C. M.


    A mathematical formulation has been developed to describe the hemodynamic parameters of a conceptualized kidney model. The model was developed by considering regional pressure drops and regional storage capacities within the renal vasculature. Estimation of renal artery compliance, pre- and postglomerular resistance, and glomerular filtration pressure is feasible by considering mean levels and time derivatives of abdominal aortic pressure and renal artery flow. Changes in the smooth muscle tone of the renal vessels induced by exogenous angiotensin amide, acetylcholine, and by the anaesthetic agent halothane were estimated by use of the model. By employing totally implanted telemetry, the technique was applied on unrestrained dogs to measure renal resistive and compliant parameters while the dogs were being subjected to obedience training, to avoidance reaction, and to unrestrained caging.

  9. Hydrostatic Pressure Promotes Domain Formation in Model Lipid Raft Membranes.

    Worcester, David L; Weinrich, Michael


    Neutron diffraction measurements demonstrate that hydrostatic pressure promotes liquid-ordered (Lo) domain formation in lipid membranes prepared as both oriented multilayers and unilamellar vesicles made of a canonical ternary lipid mixture for which demixing transitions have been extensively studied. The results demonstrate an unusually large dependence of the mixing transition on hydrostatic pressure. Additionally, data at 28 °C show that the magnitude of increase in Lo caused by 10 MPa pressure is much the same as the decrease in Lo produced by twice minimum alveolar concentrations (MAC) of general anesthetics such as halothane, nitrous oxide, and xenon. Therefore, the results may provide a plausible explanation for the reversal of general anesthesia by hydrostatic pressure.

  10. A dynamic model of the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism

    Holstein-Rathlou, N H; Marsh, D J


    the model predicted a substantial phase shift of the NaCl concentration relative to the flow oscillation at the macula densa. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that the oscillations are caused by the TGF mechanism. The results further support the notion that the delays and damping caused......We have reported oscillations in proximal tubular pressure and flow and in distal tubular pressure and chloride concentration in halothane-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats. These variables oscillated at the same frequency in each animal, approximately 35 mHz, but were out of phase with each other...... a detailed representation of pressure and flow in the tubules based on a reduced version of the Navier-Stokes equations. The NaCl concentration at the macula densa was used as the signal to the TGF mechanism. The tubular NaCl concentration was modeled by a partial differential equation based on conservation...

  11. Low doses of alcohol potentiate GABA sub B inhibition of spontaneous activity of hippocampal CA1 neurons in vivo

    Criado, J.R.; Thies, R. (Univ. of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City (United States))


    Low doses of alcohol facilitate firing of hippocampal neurons. Such doses also enhance the inhibitory actions of GABA. Alcohol is known to potentiate inhibition via GABA{sub A} receptors. However, the effects of alcohol on GABA{sub B} receptor function are not understood. Spontaneous activity of single units was recorded from CA1 neurons of male rats anesthetized with 1.0% halothane. Electrical recordings and local application of drugs were done with multi-barrel pipettes. CA1 pyramidal neurons fired spontaneous bursts of action potentials. Acute alcohol decreased the interval between bursts, a mild excitatory action. Alcohol also more than doubled the period of complete inhibition produced by local application of both GABA and baclofen. These data suggest that GABA{sub B}-mediated inhibition is also potentiated by low doses of alcohol.

  12. Malignant hyperthermia-like reaction in a family with a sodium channel mutation at residue 1306

    Vita, G.M.; Jedlicka, A.E.; Levitt, R.C. [Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD (United States)] [and others


    Malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) is an autosomal dominant, hypermetabolic disorder, triggered by potent inhalational anesthetics. We have previously suggeste the skeletal muscle sodium channel {alpha}-subunit (SCN4A) as a gene candidate to explain some forms of MHS. To evaluate this gene for mutations that might lead to a MHS-like episode, we amplified genomic DNA by PCR and used SSCP to screen each exon. We studied multiple MHS families which may be linked to this gene. The proband and a sibling from one of these families suspected of having MHS experienced trismus and body rigidity after induction of anesthesia. The caffiene and halothane contracture test proved diagnostic in these individuals and EMG studies suggested a form of myotomia. A mutation co-segregating with the myotonia/MHS phenotype was found in the region of exon 22.

  13. Malignant hyperthermia domain in the regulation of ca(2+) release channel (ryanodine receptor).

    Zorzato, F; Ronjat, M; Treves, S


    Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a potentially lethal condition that is manifested in humans as an acute increase of body temperature in response to stress and exposure to volatile anaesthetics (halothane, enflurane) and muscle relaxants. To date, eight point mutations in the ryanodine receptor gene, the Ca(2+) release channel of the skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum, segregate with the MH phenotype, yet direct evidence linking altered [Ca(2+)](i) homeostasis to mutation in recombinant RYR has been obtained only for one such mutation. Most of these mutations appear in an "MH domain" that is localized at the NH(2) terminus of the skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor Ca(2+) channel. In this review, we summarize the available data concerning the role of the MH domain in the altered functions of the ryanodine receptor Ca(2+) channel. (Trends Cardiovasc Med 1997;7:312-316). © 1997, Elsevier Science Inc.

  14. The broad-spectrum cation channel blocker pinokalant (LOE 908 MS) reduces brain infarct volume in rats

    Christensen, Thomas; Wienrich, Marion; Ensinger, Helmut A


    and electrophysiologic status of the ischemic penumbra and to reduce lesion size on magnetic resonance images in the acute phase following middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether these beneficial effects of pinokalant are translated into permanent...... neuroprotection in terms of a reduction in infarct size one week after middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats. Halothane-anaesthetized male Wistar rats subjected to permanent distal middle cerebral artery occlusion were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups: 1) Control (vehicle intravenous loading...... this period and the spontaneous temperature after course in control rats established in other experiments was imitated. Seven days later histological brain sections were prepared and the infarct volumes measured. Body temperature did not differ between the groups. Mean arterial blood pressure was slightly...

  15. 1-Phenoxy-2-propanol is a useful anaesthetic for gastropods used in neurophysiology.

    Wyeth, Russell C; Croll, Roger P; Willows, A O Dennis; Spencer, Andrew N


    Anaesthesia is often used in neurophysiological, surgical, and neuroanatomical protocols. Several anaesthetics, including magnesium chloride, volatiles (halothane, etc.), and barbiturates, have been used in gastropod neurobiology. 1-Phenoxy-2-propanol (PP) is another anaesthetic option that has not yet been used extensively. We provide an analysis of the neural, muscular and behavioural effects of PP in gastropods. PP eliminates action potentials and reduces muscular contraction force in Hermissenda crassicornis, and eliminates behavioural activity in Tritonia diomedea. Our results show these effects are reversible, with complete action potential recovery, at least partial muscular recovery, and full behavioural recovery. Survival after surgery in T. diomedea was longer with PP than without anaesthetic, and PP also reduced contraction during tissue fixation in Lymnaea stagnalis. Moreover, PP can be bath applied, has low toxicity, and is biodegradable. Thus, PP is an effective anaesthetic in three species of gastropods, and useful in neurophysiological dissection, surgical, and fixation protocols.

  16. Electrocardiographic evaluation of two anesthetic combinations in dogs

    Tárraga K.M.


    Full Text Available This study aimed to investigate electrocardiographic changes in dogs aged 5 years or more submitted to two anesthetic combinations: atropine, levomeprazine, thiopental and halothane (ALTH, and atropine, tiletamine and zolazepam (ATZ. Forty dogs (24 males/16 females weighing 5-24kg, were used. Dogs had no cardiac problems and were submitted to tartarectomy. All animals were submitted to two electrocardiograms (ECG, one before anesthesia and other immediately before surgery. The dogs were divided into two groups: group 1 received ALTH and group 2 received ATZ. Alterations in the ST segment, T wave, cardiac rhythm and a significant reduction of vagal tonus index were observed in both groups, but in group 2 a significant reduction of the PR and QT intervals and an increase in heart rate were also observed. These data suggest that the ALTH combination caused fewer changes in the ECG than the ATZ combination.

  17. [Biologically active substances in patients with hypervolemic congenital heart defects undergoing general multicomponent anesthesia].

    Gerasimov, N M; Guliamov, D S; Karimova, T Z; Belova, O A; Ivanova, L S; Nam, L N


    In 95 patients with hypervolemic congenital heart diseases (42 with interventricular and interatrial septal defects, and 53 with patent ductus arteriosus) mixed venous blood levels of serotonin, histamine, adrenalin, noradrenaline, total 11-hydroxycorticosteroids were studied using spectrofluorimetry, cyclic adenosine- and guanosine-monophosphate (cAMP and cGMP), prostaglandins E+A and F2 alpha and their interaction were assessed using radioimmunoassay and correlation analysis, respectively. Before surgical treatment the patients showed higher (than in the control) concentrations of histamine, adrenalin, noradrenaline, cAMP, and cGMP, prostaglandins E+A. During anesthesia including fentanyl, morphine, diazepam, N2O:O2 in patients with heart valve defects cGMP level was increased and in patients with patent ductus arteriosus cAMP level was increased during analogous anesthesia with morphine replaced by halothane.

  18. Effects of extradural bupivacaine on the haemostatic system.

    Henny, C P; Odoom, J A; ten Cate, H; ten Cate, J W; Oosterhoff, R J; Dabhoiwala, N F; Sih, I L


    Twenty consecutive patients undergoing elective transurethral resection of the prostate were allocated randomly to one of two groups. Group I (n = 10) received lumbar extradural analgesia with 0.5% bupivacaine. Group II (n = 10) received general anaesthesia with spontaneous respiration, using 60% nitrous oxide and 1-2% halothane in oxygen. There was a significant inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation in the extradural group. No such effect was observed in the general anaesthesia group. Measured indices of coagulation and fibrinolysis showed no abnormalities compared with control in either group except for a significant decrease in alpha 2-antiplasmin during surgery in group II. These results suggest that the possible thromboprophylatic effect of extradural analgesia with bupivacaine may result from an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation which is in addition to the increase in lower limb blood flow.

  19. Effect of nitric oxide blockade by NG-nitro-L-arginine on cerebral blood flow response to changes in carbon dioxide tension

    Wang, Qian; Paulson, O B; Lassen, N A


    The importance of nitric oxide (NO) for CBF variations associated with arterial carbon dioxide changes was investigated in halothane-anesthetized rats by using an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, NG-nitro-L-arginine (NOLAG). CBF was measured by intracarotid injection of 133Xe. In normocapnia......, intracarotid infusion of 1.5, or 7.5, or 30 mg/kg NOLAG induced a dose-dependent increase of arterial blood pressure and a decrease of normocapnic CBF from 85 +/- 10 to 78 +/- 6, 64 +/- 5, and 52 +/- 5 ml 100 g-1 min-1, respectively. This effect lasted for at least 2 h. Raising PaCO2 from a control level of 40...

  20. [Use of head tent for anesthesia of children (author's transl)].

    Postel, J P; Milhaud, A; Brille, P; Kpenou, R


    The authors relate their experience of 61 inhalation anesthesia of children from 5 months to 15 years years old. Head-tent is usually employed for intensive care as a method to administrate pure oxygen. Children are often afraid of the face-mask and tolerate head-tent easier. Three different protocols were studied: Nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture at different level (50 p. cent oxygen, 50 p. cent nitrous-oxide; or 30 p. cent oxygen, 70 p. cent nitrous oxide). The authors also used halothan in the inhalated mixture. The rebreathing level of CO2 in the head-tent according to the gas flow was measured. No incident, nor accident are related. This new anesthetic apparatus is easy to use, well accepted by children.

  1. Nephrotoxicity in dogs associated with methoxyflurane anesthesia and flunixin meglumine analgesia

    Mathews, Karol A.; Doherty, Thomas; Dyson, Doris H.; Wilcock, Brian; Valliant, Anne


    Uremia unexpectedly developed in five dogs 24 hours after undergoing thoracotomy in a student laboratory. In all dogs general anesthesia had been maintained with methoxyflurane, muscle relaxation had been induced with gallamine, and each dog received a single intravenous dose of 1.0 mg/kg flunixin meglumine for analgesia upon termination of anesthesia. In a subsequent group of dogs undergoing an orthopedic procedure, we assessed the effects on renal function of methoxyflurane anesthesia plus oxymorphone, or of methoxyflurane or halothane anesthesia in combination with a single IM 1.0 mg/kg dose of flunixin meglumine. Significant elevations in serum urea and creatinine values, and necrosis of collecting ducts and loops of Henle, were noted only in the dogs receiving methoxyflurane and flunixin meglumine. We conclude that the use of combination of methoxyflurane and flunixin meglumine is contraindicated in dogs. PMID:17423691

  2. A closed-loop analysis of the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism

    Holstein-Rathlou, N H


    The tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) mechanism is of importance in the regulation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). A second mechanism of potential importance is the change in proximal pressure caused by a change, for example, in the rate of proximal fluid reabsorption. The quantitative...... nl/min in steps of 5 nl/min. The open-loop gain (OLG) was 3.1 (range 1.5-9.9, n = 13) at the unperturbed tubular flow rate, and decreased as the tubular flow rate was either increased or decreased. The proximal pressure increased by 0.21 +/- 0.03 mmHg per unit increase in late proximal flow rate (nl...... contributions of these two mechanisms to the regulation of GFR and the late proximal flow rate are not known. To determine the regulatory efficiency of these two mechanisms, the late proximal flow rate was perturbed by microperfusion with artificial tubular fluid in halothane-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats...

  3. A retrospective study of anaesthetic management of foreign bodies in airway- a two & half years experience

    Jyoti V Kulkarni


    In 17 % patients foreign body was located in subglottic region, in 59 % patients FB was in right main bronchus and in 24% patients it was in left main bronchus. In 33 % patients bronchoscopy was done within 72 hours of appearance of symptoms while in 51% patients bronchoscopy was done after 72 hours to one week of appearance of symptoms. In 16% patients bronchoscopy was done after one week. Twenty percent patients required tracheostomy and 3% patients required bronchodilators, nebuliza-tion and ventilatory support in immediate post operative period. All patients were managed under general anaesthesia using ketamine, suxamethonium, oxygen and halothane. All patients were ventilated through side arm of ventilating bronchoscope.All patients were discharged from hospital & no death was reported.

  4. Chaos in blood flow control in genetic and renovascular hypertensive rats

    Yip, K P; Holstein-Rathlou, N H; Marsh, D J


    Hydrostatic pressure and flow in renal proximal tubules oscillate at 30-40 mHz in normotensive rats anesthetized with halothane. The oscillations originate in tubuloglomerular feedback, a mechanism that provides local blood flow regulation. Instead of oscillations, spontaneously hypertensive rats...... with time after the application of the renal artery clip. Statistical measures of deterministic chaos were applied to tubular pressure data. The correlation dimension, a measure of the dimension of the phase space attractor generating the time series, indicated the presence of a low-dimension strange...... (SHR) have aperiodic tubular pressure fluctuations; the pattern is suggestive of deterministic chaos. Normal rats made hypertensive by clipping one renal artery had similar aperiodic tubular pressure fluctuations in the unclipped kidney, and the fraction of rats with irregular fluctuations increased...

  5. Effect of Age, Adernaline and Operation Site on Duration of Caudal Analgesia in Paediatric Patients

    Kharirat Mohd., Yasir,G.A.Mir


    Full Text Available The effect ofage, operative site and addition of 1: 200,000 adrenaline to bupivacaine was evaluatedon the duration ofpost operative analgesia after caudal block in 200 children between the age groupof 1 year to 14 years. Anaesthesia was induced and maintained on Halothane/N20I02• After thiscaudal block was performed with 0.5 mllkg of0.25% bupivacaine in one group of 100 Children andwith 0.25% bupivacaine with adrenaline 1 : 200,000 in another 100 children. The duration of postoperative analgesia was noted to be significantly longer in young children, in children having penoscrotaloperations and when adrenaline was added to bupivacaine. Conclusion was drawn that durationofpost-operative analgesia depended upon age, site and addition of adrenaline to bupivacaine.




    Full Text Available Introduction. The laryngeal mask airway (LMA was recently introduced in general anesthesia as an alternative to the face mask or tracheal intubation for airway maintenance. Methods. The effects of LMA insertion, face mask or tracheal intubation on homodynamic status were studied in 195 normotensive patients who underwent elective transurethral lithotripsy (TUL. The patients were monitored with blood pressure measurement and pulse oximetry. Anesthesia was induced with sodium thiopental, succynilcholine and fentanyl and maintained with halothane, nitrous oxide and oxygen. Findings. The heart rate (HR and mean arterial pressure increased after LMA insertion. face mask or tracheal intubation, compared with baseline (P<0.05. The hemodynamic changes were significantly greater after tracheal intubation and face mask than after LMA insertion (P<0.05. Conclusion. We conclude that insertion of LMA is associated with less hemodynamic disturbances than face mask or tracheal intubation in normotensive patients undergoing elective operations.

  7. Assessment of anaesthetic depth by clustering analysis and autoregressive modelling of electroencephalograms

    Thomsen, C E; Rosenfalck, A; Nørregaard Christensen, K


    . The method applied autoregressive modelling of the signal, segmented in 2 s fixed intervals. The features from the EEG segments were used for learning and for classification. The learning process was unsupervised and hierarchical clustering analysis was used to construct a learning set of EEG amplitude......-frequency patterns for each of the three anaesthetic drugs. These EEG patterns were assigned to a colour code corresponding to similar clinical states. A common learning set could be used for all patients anaesthetized with the same drug. The classification process could be performed on-line and the results were......The brain activity electroencephalogram (EEG) was recorded from 30 healthy women scheduled for hysterectomy. The patients were anaesthetized with isoflurane, halothane or etomidate/fentanyl. A multiparametric method was used for extraction of amplitude and frequency information from the EEG...

  8. Preliminary observations on the Colibri CO2-indicator.

    Petroianu, G A; Maleck, W H; Bergler, W F; Altmannsberger, S; Rüfer, R


    The performance of a new colorimetric CO2-indicator (Colibri) was assessed in mini-pigs. It performed well during 8-hour procedures. Neither nitrous oxide, nor halothane, nor carbon monoxide, nor intratracheal application of drugs (epinephrine, atropine, lidocaine, and naloxone) interfered with its function. It gave a distinct color change at high ventilation frequencies up to 120/min. The only problem observed was difficulty in matching the colors displayed with the comparison color chart provided. The Colibri's performance seems at least equal to that of the EasyCAP detector, although both devices share some disadvantages (no alarms, semiquantitative, difficult reading in the dark). After initial control of endotracheal tube position by an esophageal detector device, both the Colibri and the EasyCAP seem suited for monitoring of ventilation and circulation if quantitative capnometry is unavailable.

  9. Formation of granulocytes and macrophages in mouse bone marrow cultures exposed to various anaesthetics.

    Benestad, H B; Bjertnaes, L J; Hersleth, I B


    The effects of anaesthetics on mouse bone marrow colony growth in vitro were examined. The culture dishes were kept in boxes of stainless steel, so that the composition of the gas phase could easily be controlled. After 1 week of culturing, cell colonies were counted. The cells (macrophages and in one type of culture also granulocytes) were then washed out of the dishes and counted. Enflurane, as well as halothane, present in the gas phase at concentrations used clinically, decreased the number of colonies and cells in a dose-dependent fashion. However, intravenously administered drugs such as diazepam, fentanyl, alfentanyl, sufentanyl, thiopental and pentobarbital were not inhibitory at concentrations used in anaesthetic practice, but at least some of them depressed cell formation when high concentrations were used.

  10. Acid-base equilibrium during capnoretroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy in patients with end-stage renal failure: a preliminary report.

    Demian, A D; Esmail, O M; Atallah, M M


    We have studied the acid-base equilibrium in 12 patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) during capnoretroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy. Bupivacaine (12 mL, 0.375%) and morphine (2mg) were given in the lumbar epidural space, and fentanyl (0.5 microg kg(-1)) and midazolam (50 microg kg(-1)) were given intravenously. Anaesthesia was induced by thiopental, maintained with halothane carried by oxygen enriched air (inspired oxygen fraction = 0.35), and ventilation was achieved with a tidal volume of 10 mL kg(-1) at a rate of 12 min(-1). This procedure resulted in a mild degree of respiratory acidosis that was cleared within 60 min. We conclude that capnoretroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy can be performed in patients with end-stage renal failure with minimal transient respiratory acidosis that can be avoided by increased ventilation.

  11. Polymorphisms detection of pork quality genes based on multiplex PCR and multiple enzyme digestion system%基于多重PCR和多重酶切检测猪主要肉质基因多态性的体系构建

    高峰; 印崇; 孙博兴; 白春艳; 徐晓芳; 张晓军; 张成才; 赵志辉; 邢沈阳


    猪的肉质属于数量性状是受多个主效基因和候选基因调控,氟烷基因、酸肉基因和H-FABP基因都是影响猪肉质的主效基因.为了探索在群体中这几个基因多态性快速检测的方法,本研究构建了一种基于双重PCR和双重酶切手段的检测体系,该体系可以快速准确的实现同时扩增和酶切两段DNA片段,提高了检测猪肉质基因多态性的效率.该方法在猪的分子标记辅助选择育种基因型检测中具有一定的应用价值.%Pork quality is controlled by several major gene and candidate genes.Halothane,Rendement Napole and H-FABP genes are high correlation to pork quality.In order to detect the polymorphism of halothane,Rendement Napole and H-FABP gene swiftly,this research constructed a detection system based on double-PCR and double-enzyme digestion technique.The system can analyze the genotype of two mutation site at one time,greatly enhanced the efficient of detecting genes related to pork quality.It has a certain value in the genotype detection of molecular markerassisted selection in swine breeding.

  12. Cross-approximate entropy of cortical local field potentials quantifies effects of anesthesia - a pilot study in rats

    Schwarz Cornelius


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Anesthetics dose-dependently shift electroencephalographic (EEG activity towards high-amplitude, slow rhythms, indicative of a synchronization of neuronal activity in thalamocortical networks. Additionally, they uncouple brain areas in higher (gamma frequency ranges possibly underlying conscious perception. It is currently thought that both effects may impair brain function by impeding proper information exchange between cortical areas. But what happens at the local network level? Local networks with strong excitatory interconnections may be more resilient towards global changes in brain rhythms, but depend heavily on locally projecting, inhibitory interneurons. As anesthetics bias cortical networks towards inhibition, we hypothesized that they may cause excessive synchrony and compromise information processing already on a small spatial scale. Using a recently introduced measure of signal independence, cross-approximate entropy (XApEn, we investigated to what degree anesthetics synchronized local cortical network activity. We recorded local field potentials (LFP from the somatosensory cortex of three rats chronically implanted with multielectrode arrays and compared activity patterns under control (awake state with those at increasing concentrations of isoflurane, enflurane and halothane. Results Cortical LFP signals were more synchronous, as expressed by XApEn, in the presence of anesthetics. Specifically, XApEn was a monotonously declining function of anesthetic concentration. Isoflurane and enflurane were indistinguishable; at a concentration of 1 MAC (the minimum alveolar concentration required to suppress movement in response to noxious stimuli in 50% of subjects both volatile agents reduced XApEn by about 70%, whereas halothane was less potent (50% reduction. Conclusions The results suggest that anesthetics strongly diminish the independence of operation of local cortical neuronal populations, and that the

  13. Hexamethonium and midazolam terminate dysrhythmias and hypertension caused by intracerebroventricular bupivacaine in rabbits.

    Bernards, C M; Artu, A A


    Previous studies have demonstrated that bupivacaine administered directly into the central nervous system (CNS) is capable of producing signs of bupivacaine cardiovascular toxicity. To investigate the mechanisms by which bupivacaine may act within the CNS to produce cardiovascular toxicity, we studied four groups of halothane-anesthetized rabbits in which infusion of intracerebroventricular (icv) bupivacaine or intravenous (iv) phenylephrine resulted in dysrhythmias and hypertension. In group 1 (n = 5), icv bupivacaine (500 +/- 79 micrograms [mean +/- SEM]) produced dysrhythmias lasting 73 +/- 13 min, whereas icv saline caused no dysrhythmias or hypertension. In group 2 (n = 9), icv bupivacaine-induced hypertension and dysrhythmias were abolished by icv midazolam in 4.4 +/- 0.6 min, and when dysrhythmias and hypertension recurred (22 +/- 0.9 min), hexamethonium (10 mg/kg iv) promptly terminated dysrhythmias and hypertension (14 +/- 1 s). In group 3 (n = 10), icv bupivacaine-induced dysrhythmias and hypertension were not affected by increasing the inspired halothane concentration from 0.8 to 1.6%. In group 4 (n = 6), iv phenylephrine-induced dysrhythmias and hypertension were not affected by icv midazolam. These results suggest that icv bupivacaine produces dysrhythmias and hypertension by increasing autonomic nervous system (ANS) outflow from the brain stem. The finding that peripheral autonomic blockade by hexamethonium rapidly terminated dysrhythmias and hypertension supports this mechanism. We speculate that icv bupivacaine produces an increase in autonomic outflow by blockade of the inhibitory gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurons that are known to be the principal tonic inhibitors of the ANS.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  14. The need for fentanyl supplementation of N2O-O2 relaxant anaesthesia in chronic alcoholics.

    Tammisto, T; Tigerstedt, I


    In order to find out how the need for analgesic supplementation during N2O-O2-relaxant anaesthesia is affected by chronic alcohol consumption, 82 patients with various known alcohol habits were anaesthetized for gastric or biliary surgery. Muscular relaxation was kept constant with the aid of a peripheral neurostimulator, and fentanyl was given in increments of 0.05-0.1 mg for nociceptive symptoms during the anaesthesia. For induction, alcoholics (annual consumption above 151 pure alcohol) needed significantly more thiopental/kg body weight than social drinkers (1--151 annually) or non-alcoholics (less than 11 annually), and excitative symptoms were more frequent in alcoholics. A positive correlation was found between fentanyl supplementation and alcohol consumption (r = 0.41), non-alcoholics requiring on average 3.8 microng/kg/h of fentanyl, as compared with 6.4 microng/kg/h in alcoholics. This correlation was clearer than that found previously under similar conditions by the authors between halothane supplementation and alcohol consumption (r = 0.20). In both studies the correlation was partly due to the higher incidence of gastric surgery among alcoholics, since gastric surgery itself requires more supplementation. An analysis of the different symptoms pointing to the need for fentanyl supplementation revealed that the simultaneous occurrence of several symptoms and the prevalence of motor responses were more common in alcoholics. In one patient halothane had to be used as well. In other patients no special difficulties were observed, and none of the patients reported dreams or recollections. The results suggest that during N2O-O2-relaxant anaesthesia the demand for fentanyl supplementation is increased by about 70% in chronic alcoholics with a mean annual consumption of 311 pure alcohol.

  15. Energetics of neuronal signaling and fMRI activity.

    Maandag, Natasja J G; Coman, Daniel; Sanganahalli, Basavaraju G; Herman, Peter; Smith, Arien J; Blumenfeld, Hal; Shulman, Robert G; Hyder, Fahmeed


    Energetics of resting and evoked fMRI signals were related to localized ensemble firing rates (nu) measured by electrophysiology in rats. Two different unstimulated, or baseline, states were established by anesthesia. Halothane and alpha-chloralose established baseline states of high and low energy, respectively, in which forepaw stimulation excited the contralateral primary somatosensory cortex (S1). With alpha-chloralose, forepaw stimulation induced strong and reproducible fMRI activations in the contralateral S1, where the ensemble firing was dominated by slow signaling neurons (SSN; nu range of 1-13 Hz). Under halothane, weaker and less reproducible fMRI activations were observed in the contralateral S1 and elsewhere in the cortex, but ensemble activity in S1 was dominated by rapid signaling neurons (RSN; nu range of 13-40 Hz). For both baseline states, the RSN activity (i.e., higher frequencies, including the gamma band) did not vary upon stimulation, whereas the SSN activity (i.e., alpha band and lower frequencies) did change. In the high energy baseline state, a large majority of total oxidative energy [cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen consumption (CMR(O2))] was devoted to RSN activity, whereas in the low energy baseline state, it was roughly divided between SSN and RSN activities. We hypothesize that in the high energy baseline state, the evoked changes in fMRI activation in areas beyond S1 are supported by rich intracortical interactions represented by RSN. We discuss implications for interpreting fMRI data where stimulus-specific DeltaCMR(O2) is generally small compared with baseline CMR(O2).

  16. Different genes influence toluene- and ethanol-induced locomotor impairment in C. elegans*

    Davies, Andrew G.; Friedberg, Ryan I.; Gupta, Hersh; Chan, Chung-Lung; Shelton, Keith L.; Bettinger, Jill C.


    Background The abused volatile solvent toluene shares many behavioral effects with classic central nervous system depressants such as ethanol. Similarities between toluene and ethanol have also been demonstrated using in vitro electrophysiology. Together, these studies suggest that toluene and ethanol may be acting, at least in part, via common mechanisms. Methods We used the genetic model, C. elegans, to examine the behavioral effects of toluene in a simple system, and used mutant strains known to have altered responses to other CNS depressants to examine the involvement of those genes in the motor effects induced by toluene. Results Toluene vapor brings about an altered pattern of locomotion in wild-type worms that is visibly distinct from that generated by ethanol. Mutants of the slo-1, rab-3 and unc-64 genes that are resistant to ethanol or the volatile anesthetic halothane show no resistance to toluene. A mutation in the unc-79 gene results in hypersensitivity to ethanol, halothane and toluene indicating a possible convergence of mechanisms of the three compounds. We screened for, and isolated, two mutations that generate resistance to the locomotor depressing effects of toluene and do not alter sensitivity to ethanol. Conclusions In C. elegans, ethanol and toluene have distinct behavioral effects and minimal overlap in terms of the genes responsible for these effects. These findings demonstrate that the C. elegans model system provides a unique and sensitive means of delineating both the commonalities as well as the differences in the neurochemical effects of classical CNS depressants and abused volatile inhalants. PMID:21945072

  17. The effects of ryanodine receptor (RYR1) mutation on natural killer cell cytotoxicity, plasma cytokines and stress hormones during acute intermittent exercise in pigs.

    Ciepielewski, Z M; Stojek, W; Borman, A; Myślińska, D; Pałczyńska, P; Kamyczek, M


    Stress susceptibility has been mapped to a single recessive gene, the ryanodine receptor 1 (RYR1) gene or halothane (Hal) gene. Homozygous (Hal(nn)), mutated pigs are sensitive to halothane and susceptible to Porcine Stress Syndrome (PSS). Previous studies have shown that stress-susceptible RYR1 gene mutated homozygotes in response to restraint stress showed an increase in natural killer cell cytotoxicity (NKCC) accompanied by more pronounced stress-related hormone and anti-inflammatory cytokine changes. In order to determine the relationship of a RYR1 gene mutation with NKCC, plasma cytokines and stress-related hormones following a different stress model - exercise - 36 male pigs (representing different genotypes according to RYR1 gene mutation: NN, homozygous dominant; Nn, heterozygous; nn, homozygous recessive) were submitted to an intermittent treadmill walking. During the entire experiment the greatest level of NKCC and the greatest concentrations of interleukin (IL-) 6, IL-10, IL-12, interferon (IFN-)γ and tumor necrosis factor-α and stress-related hormones (adrenaline, prolactin, beta-endorphin) were observed in nn pigs, and the greatest concentration of IL-1 and growth hormone in NN pigs. Immunostimulatory effects of intermittent exercise on NKCC in nn pigs were concomitant with increases in IL-2, IL-12 and IFN-γ, the potent NKCC activators. Our findings suggest that stress-susceptible pigs RYR1 gene mutated pigs develop a greater level of NKCC and cytokine production in response to exercise stress. These results suggest that the heterogeneity of immunological and neuroendocrine response to exercise stress in pigs could be influenced by RYR1 gene mutation.

  18. 喉罩复合七氟烷在小儿手外伤麻醉中的应用%Application of laryngeal mask with sevoflurane anesthesia in pediatric hand trauma



    目的:研究喉罩复合七氟烷在小儿手外伤麻醉的临床效果。方法:选取需全麻的小儿手外伤患者40例,ASA分级 I~II级,年龄为2~10岁。均行喉罩全麻。观察术前、术中、术后的血压、心率、血氧饱和度变化及是否满足手术需要。结果:喉罩复合七氟烷用于小儿手外伤麻醉效果好,患儿耐受性好。结论:喉罩复合七氟烷能很好的满足简单的小儿手外伤手术。%Objective:To explore the clinical effect of laryngeal mask compound seven halothane in pediatric anesthesia of of hand trauma. Methods: 40 pediatric patients with hand injury requiring general anesthesia treatment, ASA grade I to grade II, aged 2~10. Underwent General anesthesia using laryngeal mask were applied. Observation of preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative blood pressure, heart rate and saturation of blood oxygen and whether or not to meet the need of operation.Kesults:Larynged mask with sevoflurane anesthesia in pediatric hand trauma effect is good,Children with good tolerance. Conclusion: the laryngeal mask airway composite seven halothane can well satisfy the simple hand trauma in children.

  19. Malignant hyperthermia

    Pollock Neil


    Full Text Available Abstract Malignant hyperthermia (MH is a pharmacogenetic disorder of skeletal muscle that presents as a hypermetabolic response to potent volatile anesthetic gases such as halothane, sevoflurane, desflurane and the depolarizing muscle relaxant succinylcholine, and rarely, in humans, to stresses such as vigorous exercise and heat. The incidence of MH reactions ranges from 1:5,000 to 1:50,000–100,000 anesthesias. However, the prevalence of the genetic abnormalities may be as great as one in 3,000 individuals. MH affects humans, certain pig breeds, dogs, horses, and probably other animals. The classic signs of MH include hyperthermia to marked degree, tachycardia, tachypnea, increased carbon dioxide production, increased oxygen consumption, acidosis, muscle rigidity, and rhabdomyolysis, all related to a hypermetabolic response. The syndrome is likely to be fatal if untreated. Early recognition of the signs of MH, specifically elevation of end-expired carbon dioxide, provides the clinical diagnostic clues. In humans the syndrome is inherited in autosomal dominant pattern, while in pigs in autosomal recessive. The pathophysiologic changes of MH are due to uncontrolled rise of myoplasmic calcium, which activates biochemical processes related to muscle activation. Due to ATP depletion, the muscle membrane integrity is compromised leading to hyperkalemia and rhabdomyolysis. In most cases, the syndrome is caused by a defect in the ryanodine receptor. Over 90 mutations have been identified in the RYR-1 gene located on chromosome 19q13.1, and at least 25 are causal for MH. Diagnostic testing relies on assessing the in vitro contracture response of biopsied muscle to halothane, caffeine, and other drugs. Elucidation of the genetic changes has led to the introduction, on a limited basis so far, of genetic testing for susceptibility to MH. As the sensitivity of genetic testing increases, molecular genetics will be used for identifying those at risk with

  20. Analysis of Onset Mechanisms of a Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptor Modulator Fingolimod-Induced Atrioventricular Conduction Block and QT-Interval Prolongation

    Yagi, Yukihiro [Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 5-21-16 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8540 (Japan); Pharmaceutical Research Center, Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., 760 Morooka-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 222–8567 (Japan); Nakamura, Yuji [Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 5-21-16 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8540 (Japan); Kitahara, Ken [Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 5-21-16 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8540 (Japan); Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 6-11-1 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8541 (Japan); Harada, Takuma [Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 5-21-16 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8540 (Japan); Kato, Kazuhiko; Ninomiya, Tomohisa [Pharmaceutical Research Center, Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., 760 Morooka-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 222–8567 (Japan); Cao, Xin [Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 5-21-16 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8540 (Japan); Ohara, Hiroshi [Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 5-21-16 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8540 (Japan); Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 6-11-1 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8541 (Japan); Izumi-Nakaseko, Hiroko [Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 5-21-16 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8540 (Japan); Suzuki, Kokichi [Pharmaceutical Research Center, Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., 760 Morooka-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 222–8567 (Japan); Ando, Kentaro [Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, 5-21-16 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143–8540 (Japan); and others


    Fingolimod, a sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor subtype 1, 3, 4 and 5 modulator, has been used for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, but atrioventricular conduction block and/or QT-interval prolongation have been reported in some patients after the first dose. In this study, we directly compared the electropharmacological profiles of fingolimod with those of siponimod, a modulator of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor subtype 1 and 5, using in vivo guinea-pig model and in vitro human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) assay to better understand the onset mechanisms of the clinically observed adverse events. Fingolimod (0.01 and 0.1 mg/kg) or siponimod (0.001 and 0.01 mg/kg) was intravenously infused over 10 min to the halothane-anaesthetized guinea pigs (n = 4), whereas the effects of fingolimod (1 μmol/L) and siponimod (1 μmol/L) on hERG current were examined (n = 3). The high doses of fingolimod and siponimod induced atrioventricular conduction block, whereas the low dose of siponimod prolonged PR interval, which was not observed by that of fingolimod. The high dose of fingolimod prolonged QT interval, which was not observed by either dose of siponimod. Meanwhile, fingolimod significantly inhibited hERG current, which was not observed by siponimod. These results suggest that S1P receptor subtype 1 in the heart could be one of the candidates for fingolimod- and siponimod-induced atrioventricular conduction block since S1P receptor subtype 5 is localized at the brain, and that direct I{sub Kr} inhibition may play a key role in fingolimod-induced QT-interval prolongation. - Highlights: • Fingolimod and siponimod are S1P{sub 1,3,4,5} and S1P{sub 1,5} receptor modulators, respectively. • Fingolimod and siponimod induced AV block in the halothane-anesthetized guinea pigs. • S1P{sub 1} in the hearts may be the target of fingolimod- and siponimod-induced AV block. • Fingolimod directly inhibited hERG current, which was not

  1. Cardiac output, pulmonary artery pressure, and patent ductus arteriosus during therapeutic cooling after global hypoxia-ischaemia.

    Fugelseth, D; Satas, S; Steen, P A; Thoresen, M


    To assess by Doppler echocardiography the effects of 24 hours of whole body mild hypothermia compared with normothermia on cardiac output (CO), pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), and the presence of a persistent ductus arteriosus (PDA) after a global hypoxic-ischaemic insult in unsedated newborn animals. Thirty five pigs (mean (SD) age 26.6 (12.1) hours and weight 1.6 (0.3) kg) were anaesthetised with halothane, mechanically ventilated, and subjected to a 45 minute global hypoxic-ischaemic insult. At the end of hypoxia, halothane was stopped; the pigs were randomised to either normathermia (39 degrees C) or hypothermia (35 degrees C) for 24 hours. Rewarming was carried out for 24-30 hours followed by 42 hours of normothermia. Unanaesthetised pigs were examined with a VingMed CFM 750 ultrasound scanner before and 3, 24, 30, and 48 hours after the hypoxic-ischaemic insult. Aortic valve diameter, forward peak flow velocities across the four valves, and the occurrence of a PDA were measured. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) velocity was used to estimate the PAP. Stroke volume was calculated from the aortic flow. Twelve animals (seven normothermic, five hypothermic) had a PDA on one or more examinations, which showed no association with cooling or severity of insult. There were no differences in stroke volume or TR velocity between the hypothermic and normothermic animals at any time point after the insult. CO was, however, 45% lower at the end of cooling in the subgroup of hypothermic pigs that had received a severe insult compared with the pigs with mild and moderate insults. CO and TR velocity were transiently increased three hours after the insult: 0.38 (0.08) v 0.42 (0.08) litres/min/kg (p = 0.007) for CO; 3.0 (0.42) v 3.4 (0.43) m/s (p Global hypoxia-ischaemia leads to similar transient increases in CO and estimated PAP in unsedated normothermic and hypothermic pigs. There were no signs of metabolic compromise in any subgroup, suggesting that 24 hours of mild

  2. Electrophysiological effects of cetirizine, astemizole and D-sotalol in a canine model of long QT syndrome.

    Weissenburger, J; Noyer, M; Cheymol, G; Jaillon, P


    Observations of torsades de pointes during therapy with terfenadine and astemizole has raised concern about the cardiac safety of non-sedating H1-antagonist agents. We compared cetirizine, another compound of that class, to D-sotalol and to astemizole in a model of acquired long QT syndrome. Open-chest surgery was performed in adult beagle dogs anaesthetized with halothane and thiopental. Bradycardia was produced with beta-adrenergic blockade and sinus node crush. Four left ventricular intramyocardial unipolar monophasic action potentials (MAP) were recorded during atrial pacing at basic cycle lengths (BCL) 400-1500 msec, before and during three successive 1-h drug infusions (0.14, 0.45 and 1.4 mg/kg/h for astemizole and cetirizine and 1.1, 2.2 and 4.5 mg/kg/h for D-sotalol). Dose- and bradycardia-dependent prolongations of MAP duration (MAPD) were produced by D-sotalol (P < 0.001) and astemizole (P < 0.001) but not by cetirizine. At BCL 1500 ms, the three infusions of astemizole prolonged endocardial MAPD from 323 +/- 8 msec (mean +/- SE) at baseline to 343 +/- 10, 379 +/- 13 and 468 +/- 26 msec, respectively (n = 9). Sotalol prolonged that MAPD from 339 +/- 6 msec to 377 +/- 7, 444 +/- 15 and 485 +/- 24 msec (n = 7). In contrast, cetirizine did not prolong MAPD: 341 +/- 8 msec at baseline Vs 330 +/- 8, 324 +/- 9 and 323 +/- 11 msec (n = 9). Drug-induced increase in transmural dispersion reached +79 +/- 19 msec after astemizole, +59 +/- 21 msec after D-sotalol and only +7 +/- 11 msec after cetirizine. Runs of ventricular tachycardias and torsades de pointes occurred during dose three of astemizole (5/9 dogs) and D-sotalol (4/7 dogs) but never during cetirizine. In the present model, astemizole and D-sotalol but not cetirizine prolonged MAPD and transmural dispersions of repolarization and produced torsades de pointes. These results suggest that the halothane-anaesthetized bradycardic dog could be a valuable model to discriminate drugs for their class III effects

  3. Gene dose influences cellular and calcium channel dysregulation in heterozygous and homozygous T4826I-RYR1 malignant hyperthermia-susceptible muscle.

    Barrientos, Genaro C; Feng, Wei; Truong, Kim; Matthaei, Klaus I; Yang, Tianzhong; Allen, Paul D; Lopez, José R; Pessah, Isaac N


    Malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) is primarily conferred by mutations within ryanodine receptor type 1 (RYR1). Here we address how the MHS mutation T4826I within the S4-S5 linker influences excitation-contraction coupling and resting myoplasmic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](rest)) in flexor digitorum brevis (FDB) and vastus lateralis prepared from heterozygous (Het) and homozygous (Hom) T4826I-RYR1 knock-in mice (Yuen, B. T., Boncompagni, S., Feng, W., Yang, T., Lopez, J. R., Matthaei, K. I., Goth, S. R., Protasi, F., Franzini-Armstrong, C., Allen, P. D., and Pessah, I. N. (2011) FASEB J. doi:22131268). FDB responses to electrical stimuli and acute halothane (0.1%, v/v) exposure showed a rank order of Hom ≫ Het ≫ WT. Release of Ca(2+) from the sarcoplasmic reticulum and Ca(2+) entry contributed to halothane-triggered increases in [Ca(2+)](rest) in Hom FDBs and elicited pronounced Ca(2+) oscillations in ∼30% of FDBs tested. Genotype contributed significantly elevated [Ca(2+)](rest) (Hom > Het > WT) measured in vivo using ion-selective microelectrodes. Het and Hom oxygen consumption rates measured in intact myotubes using the Seahorse Bioscience (Billerica, MA) flux analyzer and mitochondrial content measured with MitoTracker were lower than WT, whereas total cellular calpain activity was higher than WT. Muscle membranes did not differ in RYR1 expression nor in Ser(2844) phosphorylation among the genotypes. Single channel analysis showed highly divergent gating behavior with Hom and WT favoring open and closed states, respectively, whereas Het exhibited heterogeneous gating behaviors. [(3)H]Ryanodine binding analysis revealed a gene dose influence on binding density and regulation by Ca(2+), Mg(2+), and temperature. Pronounced abnormalities inherent in T4826I-RYR1 channels confer MHS and promote basal disturbances of excitation-contraction coupling, [Ca(2+)](rest), and oxygen consumption rates. Considering that both Het and Hom T4826I-RYR1 mice are

  4. The influence of the uptake rate of inhaled gas on the second gas effect%吸入气体摄取率对第二气体效应的影响

    梁寒冰; 邵东华; 杭黎华; 戴体俊


    Aim To investigate the influence of the uptake rate of inhaled gas on the second gas effect and to further elicit the conditions adequate for the existence of the second gas effect. Methods Under the guidance of the macroscopic theories in thermodynamics and quantitative analysis in mathematics, the second gas effect was discussed from two aspects:the conditions for the existence of the second gas effect and those for the non-existence of the second gas effect. Results When the uptake rate of nitrous oxide was larger than that of oxygen,the second gas effect existed;when the uptake rates of nitrous oxide, oxygen and halothane were equal, the second gas effect did not exist;when the uptake rate of halothane was equal to the average uptake rate of nitrous oxide and oxygen, the second gas effect did not exist. Conclusions The existence of the second gas effect is not absolute but conditional. The present research can be discussed from the perspective of gas uptake rate.%目的 探讨吸入气体摄取率对第二气体效应的影响,得出第二气体效应存在的条件.方法 利用热力学的宏观理论和数学的定量分析方法,分两个层面讨论第二气体效应:第二气体效应存在的条件;不存在的条件.结果 当第一气体的摄取率大于氧的摄取率时,存在第二气体效应;当第一气体、第二气体及氧的摄取率三者分别相等时,不存在第二气体效应;当第二气体的摄取率、第一气体和氧的平均摄取率二者相等时,不存在第二气体效应.结论 第二气体效应的存在不是必然的,是有条件的,可从吸入气体摄取率的角度对现有相关研究成果予以讨论.

  5. Fluid heating system (SAF®: effects on clinical and biochemistry parameters in dogs submitted to inhalatory anesthesia Sistema de aquecimento de fluidos (SAF®: efeitos sobre parâmetros clínicos e bioquímica sérica em cadelas sob anestesia inalatória

    Ingrid Bueno Atayde


    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate and describe immediate effects of the infusion of saline solution heated by SAF® in bitches submitted to halothane anesthesia. METHODS: Thirteen bitches were employed and submitted to elective ovariohysterectomy in acclimatized operating room at 22ºC, allocated in two groups: GI, which received non-heated fluid and GII, which received fluid heated at 37ºC by SAF®. The following parameters were evaluated in 30-minutes intervals (M0, M30, M60 and M90: rectal and cutaneous temperatures (TR and TC, cardiac and respiratory frequencies (HR and ƒ, mean arterial blood pressure (MAP, serum concentration of urea, creatinin, serum activities of alanin aminotranspherasis (ALT, alkaline phosphatasis (ALP and also hypnosis parameters. RESULTS: There were no significant alterations on clinical and biochemical, but there was group effect on mean arterial blood pressure, urea, ALT, ALP and hypnosis parameters. CONCLUSION: The isolated use of Fluid Heating System (SAF® was not enough to avoid hypothermia or lead to significant clinical and biochemical alterations in bitches submitted to halothane anesthesia.OBJETIVO: Avaliar e descrever os efeitos imediatos da infusão de solução salina 0,9% aquecida pelo SAF® sobre cadelas sob anestesia inalatória. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizadas 13 cadelas submetidas a ovariohisterectomia eletiva em centro cirúrgico climatizado a 22ºC, divididas em dois grupos: GI, que recebeu fluido em temperatura ambiente e GII, que recebeu fluido aquecido a 37ºC pelo SAF®. Os parâmetros clínicos avaliados em intervalos de 30 minutos (M0, M30, M60 e M90 foram: temperatura retal (TR e cutânea (TC, freqüências cardíaca (FR e respiratória (ƒ, pressão arterial média (PAM, tempo de hipnose, concentrações séricas de uréia e creatinina e atividades das enzimas séricas alanina aminotransferase (ALT e fosfatase alcalina (ALP. RESULTADOS: Não foram evidenciadas alterações clínicas e bioqu

  6. Comparison of Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA with Inhalation Anesthesia in Pediatric Bronchoscopy

    Majid Razavi


    Full Text Available Background: Because of airway stimulations during the bronchoscopy and lack of direct access to the airway, preferred method of anesthesia for rigid bronchoscopy is already controversial. In this study we compared inhalation anesthesia with total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA for rigid bronchoscopy. Method and Materials: 30 patients aged 2-6 years were chosen divided on two same groups. Anesthesia in group I maintained with halothane and in group II maintained with remifentanil and propofol. Oxygenation, heart rate, respiratory rate, coughing, bucking, laryngospasm, bronchospasm were evaluated during and after surgery. Also Operation success and surgeon’s satisfaction were recorded as well.Results: Demographic findings were the same in both groups. Oxygenation and heart rate were more stable in group II (P=0.047 and P=0.026 respectively but there was no significant difference in respiratory rate between two groups (P=1. Success rate was also similar in both groups but surgeon’s satisfaction was significantly higher in TIVA (P=0.003. There was not any significant different between complications in two groups. Conclusion: We suggest TIVA for rigid bronchoscopy because of better oxygenation, more homodynamic stability, surgeon’s satisfaction, lack of air pollution and less interference with surgeon’s visual field.

  7. The effects of background noise on the neural responses to natural sounds in cat primary auditory cortex

    Omer Bar-Yosef


    Full Text Available Animal vocalizations in natural settings are invariably accompanied by an acoustic background with a complex statistical structure. We have previously demonstrated that neuronal responses in primary auditory cortex of halothane-anesthetized cats depend strongly on the natural background. Here, we study in detail the neuronal responses to the background sounds and their relationships to the responses to the foreground sounds. Natural bird chirps as well as modifications of these chirps were used. The chirps were decomposed into three components: the clean chirps, their echoes, and the background noise. The last two were weaker than the clean chirp by 13 and 29 dB on average respectively. The test stimuli consisted of the full natural stimulus, the three basic components, and their three pairwise combinations. When the level of the background components (echoes and background noise presented alone was sufficiently loud to evoke neuronal activity, these background components had an unexpectedly strong effect on the responses of the neurons to the main bird chirp. In particular, the responses to the original chirps were more similar on average to the responses evoked by the two background components than to the responses evoked by the clean chirp, both in terms of the evoked spike count and in terms of the temporal pattern of the responses. These results suggest that some of the neurons responded specifically to the acoustic background even when presented together with the substantially louder main chirp, and may imply that neurons in A1 already participate in auditory source segregation.

  8. Dextromethorphan Reduces Postoperative Pain of Post Partum Tubal Ligation under General Anesthesia

    N. Manochehrian


    Full Text Available Introduction & Objective: Postoperative pain has harmful effects in many systems. Dextromethorphan reduces postoperative pain in post partum tubal ligation under general anesthesia. Materials & Methods: In this research 40 patients with ASA class I and II in double blind randomized clinical trial were studied in two groups. 90 minutes before surgery the patients received 90 mg dextromethorphan or placebo (oral. The patients induced general anesthesia with thiopental (5mg/kg, fentanyl 1.5 g/kg and succinylcholin(1-1.5 mg/kg and maintenance with halothane and N2O 50%. Patients were observed studied for analgesic requirement, nausea, vomiting, urinary retention and respiratory depression in recovery and 2,4,8 and 24 hours after surgery. Results: There was no significant difference in age, education, . . . Pain in recovery, 2 and 4 hours after surgery in dextromethorphan was less than placebo group. The analgesic requirement (pethidine in dextromethophan was less than placebo group.Conclusion: Administration of 90 mg dextromethorphan 90 minutes before the surgery under GA reduces pain in recovery time , 2 and 4 hours after the surgery.

  9. Uso de terapias não convencionais no manejo da crise aguda de asma refratária Non-conventional therapies to manage refractory acute asthma attack



    Full Text Available Uma paciente em crise aguda de asma, refratária ao uso de beta2-agonista inalatório e intravenoso, aminofilina intravenosa e corticóide, em ventilação mecânica, foi tratada com métodos terapêuticos não convencionais: broncoscopia, lavado broncoalveolar com N-acetilcisteína e ventilação com halotano. Houve melhora dos parâmetros ventilatórios após o lavado e a resolução do broncoespasmo ocorreu após a anestesia, propiciando a extubação e alta da UTI. É feita uma revisão da literatura sobre o uso desses métodos na crise aguda de asma.A patient with an acute asthma attack refractory to inhaled and intravenous beta2-agonist, aminophylline and corticosteroids was submitted to mechanical ventilation and treated with non-conventional therapies: bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage using N-acetylcysteine and halothane inhalation. The ventilatory parameters improved after lavage, however, bronchospasm resolution occurred only after anesthesia which was followed by extubation and discharge from the ICU. A review of the use of these non-conventional therapeutic modalities for the management of acute asthma attack is presented.

  10. The effect of peripheral resistance on impedance cardiography measurements in the anesthetized dog.

    Critchley, Lester A H; Peng, Zhi Y; Fok, Benny S; James, Anthony E


    In the vasodilated and septic patient, the impedance method of measuring cardiac output (CO) may underestimate the true value. In this study, we sought to determine whether impedance CO (COIC) measurements are influenced by total peripheral resistance (TPR). In eight anesthetized and ventilated dogs, a high-precision flowprobe was placed on the ascending aorta, and direct CO was measured (CO flowprobe (COFP)). Mean arterial blood pressure was measured from the femoral artery. Simultaneous COIC measurements were made. TPR (mean arterial blood pressure x 80/COFP) was varied over 1-2 h by using infusions of phenylephrine and adrenaline and inhaled halothane. The bias between methods of CO measurement (COIC-COFP) was calculated and compared with TPR by using correlation and regression analysis. A total of 547 pairs of CO measurements were collected from the 8 dogs as TPR was varied. COFP changed by a mean of 190% (range, 89%-425%), and TPR changed by a mean of 266% (range, 94%-580%) during the experiment. The impedance method underestimated CO when TPR was low and overestimated CO when TPR was high. There was a logarithmic relationship between the CO bias and TPR. Correlation coefficients (r) between the CO bias and TPR ranged from 0.46 to 0.89 (P TPR halved or doubled. This finding explains the poor agreement between COIC and other methods of CO measurement found in validation studies involving critically ill patients.

  11. Treatment with the gap junction modifier rotigaptide (ZP123) reduces infarct size in rats with chronic myocardial infarction.

    Haugan, Ketil; Marcussen, Niels; Kjølbye, Anne Louise; Nielsen, Morten Schak; Hennan, James K; Petersen, Jørgen Søberg


    Treatment with non-selective drugs (eg, long-chain alcohols, halothane) that reduce gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC) is associated with reduced infarct size after myocardial infarction (MI). Therefore, it has been suggested that gap junction intercellular communication stimulating compounds may increase infarct size. The antiarrhythmic peptide analogue rotigaptide (ZP123) increases cardiac gap junction intercellular communication and the purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of rotigaptide treatment on infarct size. Myocardial infarction was induced in male rats by ligation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Rats (n = 156) were treated with rotigaptide at three dose levels or vehicle from the onset of ischemia and for 3 weeks following LAD occlusion. Infarct size was determined using histomorphometry after 3 weeks treatment. Rotigaptide treatment producing steady state plasma levels of 0.8 +/- 0.1, 5.5 +/- 0.5, and 86 +/- 8 nmol/L had no effect on mortality, but reduced infarct size to 90 +/- 10% (P = 0.41), 67 +/- 7% (P = 0.005), and 82 +/- 7% (P = 0.13), respectively relative to vehicle-treated myocardial infarction rats (100 +/- 12%). In contrast to what was predicted, our data demonstrates that rotigaptide treatment was associated with a significant infarct size reduction. We conclude that whereas treatment with non-selective inhibitors of gap junction intercellular communication cause a reduction in infarct size, this information cannot be extrapolated to the effects of compounds that selectively increase gap junction intercellular communication.

  12. Prophylactic Antiarrhythmic Effect of Anesthetics at Subanesthetic Concentration on Epinephrine-Induced Arrhythmias in Rats after Brain Death

    Yuka Miyata


    Full Text Available The present study using brain death model of rats was designed to examine whether prophylactic administration of volatile anesthetics and propofol prevent the epinephrine-induced arrhythmias. A Fogarty catheter was placed intracranially for induction of brain death. After brain death, the rats were randomly assigned to five groups: the control group (no anesthetics, the sevoflurane group (0.8%, the isoflurane group (0.5%, the halothane group (0.3%, and the propofol group (195 μg·kg−1·min−1. These anesthetics were about 30% of ED50 of each anesthetic. The arrhythmogenic dose of epinephrine was determined in each anesthetic group. In addition, we examined left ventricular levels of connexin 43 phosphorylation 30 min after administration of each anesthetic with Western blot analysis. The arrhythmogenic dose of epinephrine in the sevoflurane group was significantly higher than that in the control group, while the arrhythmogenic dose of epinephrine in any other anesthetic group was not different. On the other hand, the ratio of phosphorylated-connexin 43/total connexin 43 was also similar among the study groups. Thus, prophylactic administration of subanesthetic dose of sevoflurane is effective in preventing epinephrine-induced arrhythmias after brain death, but phosphorylation of connexin is not involved in the antiarrhythmic property of sevoflurane.

  13. Prophylactic antiarrhythmic effect of anesthetics at subanesthetic concentration on epinephrine-induced arrhythmias in rats after brain death.

    Miyata, Yuka; Iwasaki, Mitsuo; Yamanaka, Hiroo; Sato, Masanori; Kamibayashi, Takahiko; Fujino, Yuji; Hayashi, Yukio


    The present study using brain death model of rats was designed to examine whether prophylactic administration of volatile anesthetics and propofol prevent the epinephrine-induced arrhythmias. A Fogarty catheter was placed intracranially for induction of brain death. After brain death, the rats were randomly assigned to five groups: the control group (no anesthetics), the sevoflurane group (0.8%), the isoflurane group (0.5%), the halothane group (0.3%), and the propofol group (195 μg·kg(-1) ·min(-1)). These anesthetics were about 30% of ED50 of each anesthetic. The arrhythmogenic dose of epinephrine was determined in each anesthetic group. In addition, we examined left ventricular levels of connexin 43 phosphorylation 30 min after administration of each anesthetic with Western blot analysis. The arrhythmogenic dose of epinephrine in the sevoflurane group was significantly higher than that in the control group, while the arrhythmogenic dose of epinephrine in any other anesthetic group was not different. On the other hand, the ratio of phosphorylated-connexin 43/total connexin 43 was also similar among the study groups. Thus, prophylactic administration of subanesthetic dose of sevoflurane is effective in preventing epinephrine-induced arrhythmias after brain death, but phosphorylation of connexin is not involved in the antiarrhythmic property of sevoflurane.

  14. What is the optimal anesthetic protocol for measurements of cerebral autoregulation in spontaneously breathing mice?

    Wang, Zhenghui; Schuler, Beat; Vogel, Olga; Arras, Margarete; Vogel, Johannes


    Autoregulation, an important feature of the cerebral circulation, is affected in many diseases. Since genetically modified mice are a fundamental tool in biomedical research, including neuro(bio)logy also in this specie measurements of cerebral autoregulation (CA) are mandatory. However, this requires anesthesia that unfortunately significantly impacts cerebral perfusion and consequently might distort CA measurements directly or by altering arterial pCO(2). The latter can be avoided by artificial ventilation but requires several control measurements of blood gases, each consuming at least 100 μl of blood or 5% of a mouse's blood volume. To avoid such diagnostic hemorrhage, we systematically analyzed the effect of different common anesthetic protocols used for rodents in spontaneously breathing mice on CA measured with Laser speckle perfusion imaging. Halothane, Isoflurane and Pentobarbital abrogated CA and Ketamin/Xylazine as well as Chloralose had a moderate reproducibility. In contrast, the rather rarely used anesthetic Ethomidate applied in low doses combined with local anesthetics had the best reproducibility. Although with this anesthesia the lower CA limit was lower than with Ketamin/Xylazine and Chloralose as reported in the handful of papers so far dealing with CA in mice, we suggest Ethomidate as the anesthetic of choice for CA measurements in spontaneously breathing mice.

  15. Neocortical very fast oscillations (ripples, 80-200 Hz) during seizures: intracellular correlates.

    Grenier, François; Timofeev, Igor; Steriade, Mircea


    Multi-site field potential and intracellular recordings from various neocortical areas were used to study very fast oscillations or ripples (80-200 Hz) during electrographic seizures in cats under ketamine-xylazine anesthesia. The animals displayed spontaneously occurring and electrically induced seizures comprising spike-wave complexes (2-3 Hz) and fast runs (10-20 Hz). Neocortical ripples had much higher amplitudes during seizures than during the slow oscillation preceding the onset of seizures. A series of experimental data from the present study supports the hypothesis that ripples are implicated in seizure initiation. Ripples were particularly strong at the onset of seizures and halothane, which antagonizes the occurrence of ripples, also blocked seizures. The firing of electrophysiologically defined cellular types was phase-locked with ripples in simultaneously recorded field potentials. This indicates that ripples during paroxysmal events are associated with a coordination of firing in a majority of neocortical neurons. This was confirmed with dual intracellular recordings. Based on the amplitude that neocortical ripples reach during paroxysmal events, we propose a mechanism by which neocortical ripples during normal network activity could actively participate in the initiation of seizures on reaching a certain threshold amplitude. This mechanism involves a vicious feedback loop in which very fast oscillations in field potentials are a reflection of synchronous action potentials, and in turn these oscillations help generate and synchronize action potentials in adjacent neurons through electrical interactions.

  16. A stereotaxic method of anatomical localization by means of H{sub 2}{sup 15}O positron emission tomography applicable to the brain activation study in cats. Registration of images of cerebral blood flow to brain atlas

    Sakiyama, Yojiro; Toyama, Hinako; Oda, Keiichi; Ishii, Shin-ichi; Ishiwata, Kiichi; Ishii, Kenji; Suzuki, Atsuko; Nakayama, Hitomi; Senda, Michio [Tokyo Metropolitan Inst. of Gerontology (Japan)


    In the neuronal activation study of normal animals, precise anatomical correlation, preferentially to a detailed brain atlas, is required for the activation foci co-registration. To obtain precise regional correlation between H{sub 2}{sup 15}O-PET images and the brain atlas, a method of stereotaxic image reorientation was applied to an activation study with vibrotactile stimulation. Cats anesthetized with halothane underwent repeated measurements of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the resting condition and during vibration of the right forepaw. The image set was adjusted three-dimensionally to the atlas. The postmortem brain was sectioned according to the atlas planes. The activated areas were determined by the stimulus-minus-resting subtraction images, and the areas were projected to the atlas. The PET images of the cat brain were compatible both to the postmortem brain slices and to the brain atlas. The activation foci obtained from the subtraction images corresponded to the area around the coronal sulcus, which is electrophysiologically known as the primary sensory area as described in the atlas. There were precise regional correlations between the PET image and anatomy in a PET activation study of the cat by means of stereotaxic image reorientation. (author)

  17. Exploratory Study on Occupational Health Exposure to Chemical Agents, in a Public Hospital in Valencia, Venezuela. Preliminar Assessment

    Maritza Rojas


    Full Text Available Descriptive study that identified chemicalagents (AQ use and training on risk managementand waste disposal techniques in a publicHospital in Valencia. A questionnaire wasanswered by 48 workers. Information obtainedwas: personal data, occupational history, AQused; knowledge of risk management and wastedisposal. There were 16 occupations from 12“High Risk” areas. “Adult emergency” was theone with more workers (11 individuals, followedby “sterilization” and “clinical laboratory”(7 each and oncology (5. The remained areashad less than 8.3% workers. The most usedanesthetic agents were: Halothane, Enfluoraneand Isofluorane 4.17% each and main antineoplasticsused were: Doxorubicin 16.67% andPaclitaxel, 5-Fluoracil and Etoposide, 8.33%each. The most mentioned substances were:alcohol (70.8% and Chlorine (64.6%. None ofthe answers regarding knowledge of AQ’ riskmanagement and waste disposal was satisfactory.Statistical associations between trainingand several variables such as age, time in theirjob and being or not a professional, resultednon-significant. The correlation between trainingand the knowledge of AQ’s managementwas significant (p < 0.001. Participants showedthat their knowledge about chemical occupationalrisk factors they are exposed to is stillinsufficient. Therefore, this theme should beincluded in graduate course curricula. Theseresults provide important data and will serveas a pilot research for the follow up Phase IIstudy that will include clinical aspects and environmentaland biological monitoring.

  18. Nimodipine pretreatment improves cerebral blood flow and reduces brain edema in conscious rats subjected to focal cerebral ischemia.

    Jacewicz, M; Brint, S; Tanabe, J; Wang, X J; Pulsinelli, W A


    The effect of nimodipine pretreatment on CBF and brain edema was studied in conscious rats subjected to 2.5 h of focal cortical ischemia. An infusion of nimodipine (2 micrograms/kg/min i.v.) or its vehicle, polyethylene glycol 400, was begun 2 h before the ischemic interval and was continued throughout the survival period. Under brief halothane anesthesia, the animals' right middle cerebral and common carotid arteries were permanently occluded, and 2.5 h later, they underwent a quantitative CBF study ([14C]iodoantipyrine autoradiography followed by Quantimet 970 image analysis). Nimodipine treatment improved blood flow to the middle cerebral artery territory without evidence of a "vascular steal" and reduced the volume of the ischemic core (cortex with CBF of less than 25 ml/100 g/min) and accompanying edema by approximately 50% when compared with controls (p = 0.006 and 0.0004, respectively). Mild hypotension induced by nimodipine did not aggravate the ischemic insult. The ischemic core volumes, however, were 50-75% smaller than the 24-h infarct volumes generated in a similar paradigm that demonstrated 20-30% infarct reduction with continuous nimodipine treatment. These results suggest that nimodipine pretreatment attenuates the severity of early focal cerebral ischemia, but that with persistent ischemia, cortex surrounding the ischemic core undergoes progressive infarction and the early benefit of nimodipine treatment is only partly preserved.

  19. Nimodipine posttreatment does not increase blood flow in rats with focal cortical ischemia.

    Dirnagl, U; Jacewicz, M; Pulsinelli, W


    We used laser-Doppler flowmetry to study the effect of nimodipine administered after the onset of focal cortical ischemia on regional cerebral blood flow in 16 halothane-anesthetized, mechanically ventilated Wistar rats. We selected the Wistar rats strain since it would provide a wide range of ischemia severities to test the vascular response to nimodipine. Laser-Doppler probes continuously recorded regional cerebral blood flow at two or three sites over the parietal cortex (dura intact) while brain temperature was regulated at 37 degrees C. Occlusion of the right middle cerebral and common carotid arteries reduced cerebral blood flow to a mean of 38% (range 13-77%) of baseline. Thirty minutes later, either 2 micrograms/kg/min nimodipine (n = 8) or its vehicle, polyethylene glycol 400 (n = 8), was administered by a continuous intravenous infusion. Over 60 minutes of treatment, both the nimodipine-treated and vehicle-treated groups showed a trivial (3%) mean increase in cerebral blood flow. Nimodipine failed to augment cerebral blood flow regardless of whether the cortex was severely, moderately, or mildly ischemic.

  20. Hemorrhagic complications of thrombolytic therapy in experimental stroke.

    Slivka, A; Pulsinelli, W


    Recent success with thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction has stimulated interest in its use for stroke. To determine the hemorrhagic potential of thrombolytic therapy in experimental cerebral infarction, we compared a group of tissue plasminogen activator-treated rabbits (n = 4) with 2 groups of streptokinase-treated rabbits (n = 6 in each), as well as with 3 groups of heparin-treated rabbits (n = 5 in each) and untreated controls (n = 12). Focal cerebral infarction was produced in rabbits by occlusion of the right common carotid and middle cerebral arteries coupled with 2 hours of halothane-induced hypotension. Treatment with heparin or thrombolytic agents began 24 hours after occlusion. One additional group was treated with streptokinase 1 hour after occlusion (n = 6) to determine the hemorrhagic potential of thrombolytic agents in evolving infarction. Rabbits were killed 29-33 hours after occlusion, and brain sections were examined using light microscopy. The results demonstrate that microscopic hemorrhage is frequently present in infarcted tissue irrespective of treatment. Gross cerebral hemorrhage did not occur in untreated rabbits or in rabbits treated with streptokinase 1 hour after occlusion. Only rabbits treated with streptokinase, tissue plasminogen activator, or excessive doses of heparin 24 hours after occlusion, at a time when cerebral infarction was well established, exhibited gross hemorrhage in the area of infarction. These data suggest that treatment of ischemic stroke with thrombolytic agents carries an increased risk of cerebral hemorrhage unless the agents are given early after the onset of symptoms.

  1. Complication following primary repair of a penetrating bull horn injury to the trachea

    Khan Mozaffar


    Full Text Available A 22-year-old male patient was admitted to the casualty with a bull horn injury in the lower zone of the neck in the midline. The patient was conscious and distressed but hemodynamically stable. Local examination revealed a lacerated wound. He underwent emergency primary repair of the wound under halothane anesthesia; intubation was done keeping in readiness all preparations for difficult airway management. Postoperatively, elective controlled ventilation was performed with continuous infusion of muscle relaxant. After approximately 8 hours of controlled ventilation, the syringe pump failed; this initially went unnoticed and made the patient cough and buck on the tube. Infusion was restarted after a bolus dose of vecuronium bromide intravenously but, meanwhile, the patient developed subcutaneous emphysema in the neck. He was immediately transferred to the operating room, where exploration of the surgical site revealed dehiscence of the tracheal wound; this had led to the subcutaneous emphysema. Repair of the tracheal wound dehiscence was not possible due to both lack of space and lack of tissue for apposition. Hence, a tracheostomy tube was inserted through the tracheal wound and the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit for elective controlled ventilation. The patient was weaned off the ventilator within 24 h and transferred to the surgical ward on spontaneous ventilation with the tracheostomy tube in situ. The size of the patient′s tracheostomy tube was reduced gradually by the serial exchange method. The wound ultimately healed with minimal scarring.

  2. Preanesthetic care. Intoxication and trauma.

    Watson, T D; Lee, J F


    On the basis of the above discussion, a number of useful guidelines appear for the anesthetic management of alcohol and drug abusers. 1. Because of the decreased ability of intoxicated patients to withstand hemorrhage, blood replacement therapy should probably be instituted earlier than in the nonintoxicated patient. 2. Because the chronic alcoholic may actually be iso-osmotically overhydrated, fluid therapy must be planned with care. 3. Because of the tendency to hypoglycemia, glucose should be added to the fluid management regimen. 4. Because of the enzyme induction effect of chronic ETOH ingestion, anesthetic agents that are in part metabolized (methoxyflurane, halothane, fluroxene) are perhaps best avoided. Increased ability to metabolize anesthetic agents appears to be associated with toxicity. 5. Because ETOH is a CNS depressant and has been shown to have amnesia-inducing properties, supplementation of nitrous oxide-relaxant technique with narcotics or other depressant drugs should be reduced, if not eliminated. 6. Because acutely intoxicated individuals are more prone to hypothermia, their core temperature should be monitored intraoperatively. All intravenous fluids should be warmed and a warming blanket should be employed, if necessary, to maintain body temperature. 7. Because of the sympathomimetic effect of many of the drugs, pulse and blood pressure can be misleading in the assessment of blood loss.




    Full Text Available BACKGROUND In developing country like India with limited resources we need to find ways and means of cutting the anaesthetic cost without compromising safety of patient. With the availability of various intravenous analgesics and sedatives drugs safe anaesthesia can be delivered without the use of costly volatile agents and vaporisers. METHODS 90 Adult diabetic and/or hypertensive patients were divided into three groups of 30 each. Group I patients received inj. Morphine followed by Midazolam. Group II patients received inj. Diazepam followed by Buprenorphine. Group III patients were induced with inj. Fentanyl followed by Thiopentone sodium while maintenance of anaesthesia was achieved using halothane. Hemodynamic parameters, induction and awakening time, postoperative analgesia, and cost were statistically analyzed. RESULTS Hemodynamic parameters showed no significant fluctuations and stayed within the acceptable sinus range in all three groups. Induction time was short but awakening time was longer in group III as compared to other two groups. Postoperative analgesia was longest in group II and this group was cost effective too.

  4. Effects of oral clonidine premedication on haemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation: a clinical trial.

    Talebi, H; Nourozi, A; Fateh, S; Mohammadzadeh, A; Eghtesadi-Araghi, P; Jabbari, S; Kalantarian, M


    The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of pre-anesthetic orally administration of clonidine on pulse rate and blood stress response to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. In a double-blinded, randomized study, 274 ASA I and II subjects with age of 18 to 45 years scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia were enrolled. They were randomly allocated to receive oral clonidine (0.2 mg) or placebo as premedication 90-120 min before surgery. All the patients received Succinylcholine (1.5 mg kg(-1)) after induction of anesthesia with Fentanyl (50 microg) and Thiopentone (5 mg kg(-1)). The anesthesia was maintained with halothane (1.5 Mac) in 50% mixture of N2O/O2. Heart rate and systolic blood pressure were recorded before, immediately after and then every 5 min after intubation until 20 min. The Clonidine group showed a significant superiority over placebo in the prevention of increase in systolic blood pressure as well as heart rate over the intubation. A significant difference was observed in both heart rate and systolic blood pressures were significantly higher in Control group at three subsequent measurements following intubation. The results of this study suggest that orally administered clonidine in preanesthetic period, provides more haemodynamic stability and attenuates the stress response to laryngoscopy and intubation.

  5. Measurement of cardiac output in adult and newborn animals by ascorbic acid dilution.

    Smallwood, J K; Haselby, K A; Paradise, R R


    We have developed an ascorbic acid-dilution method for measuring cardiac output which requires minimal blood withdrawal. Ascorbate is injected into a central venous catheter. The indicator-dilution curve is obtained by drawing blood from an arterial catheter through an amperometric cell at 0.96 ml/min for 35 s. The current is measured by a picoammeter . A calibration curve is obtained in 15 s prior to each indicator-dilution curve. An on-line digital computer measures the curve areas and calculates the cardiac output. Cardiac outputs of heparinized dogs anesthetized with pentobarbital and halothane measured by this method (AA) compared closely to cardiac outputs measured by the dye-dilution method (CG) (AA = 0.96 CG + 20 ml/min, r = 0.98). Both the cardiac output and the arterial blood pressure remained stable during replicate measurements of the cardiac output of 1-day-old piglets. This system allows cardiac output determinations of neonatal subjects without excessive blood removal and, with further development, should be practical in human neonates.

  6. Determination of parotid urea secretion in sheep by means of ultrasonic flow probes and a multifactorial regression analysis.

    Cirio, A; Méot, F; Delignette-Muller, M L; Boivin, R


    For determination of the dynamics of parotid urea secretion in conscious sheep, a previously standardized transit time ultrasonic flow metering system was used to measure bilateral parotid flow. Six ewes fed for ad libitum consumption were prepared under halothane anesthesia with ultrasonic probes around both parotid ducts; these ducts were also cannulated orally. After probe encapsulation (8 d), parotid flows were recorded during 24 h, and samples of saliva and blood for urea determination were obtained hourly. Jaw movements were recorded by means of a submandibular balloon to monitor feeding behavior. Urea concentration in parotid saliva was 60 to 74% of that in plasma (a positive linear correlation existed) and was poorly influenced by the parotid flow. The amount of urea secreted with parotid saliva was directly related to the salivation rate. To calculate the urea secretion in parotid saliva, a multiple linear regression model was developed from computer-calculated parotid flows over 1-min periods and plasma urea concentration. The model was accurate because the plot of calculated vs measured values was not significantly different from the line of identity. The daily parotid urea N varied from .35 to 1.02 g among ewes. The higher urea secretion rate found during rumination and eating (1.32+/-.42 and .98 +/-.33 mg/min, respectively) vs. during rest (.60+/-.39 mg/ min, Pprecise measurements of parotid urea secretion without disturbing the animal or altering the physiological regulation of salivary secretion.

  7. [Sedation and anesthesia in dogs and cats with cardiovascular diseases. III. Ventilation, respiratory monitoring, treatment for postoperative pain].

    Skarda, R T; Hubbell, J A; Muir, W W; Bednarski, R M; Mason, D E


    The purpose of this study was to review ventilation and postoperative analgesic technics in 137 dogs and 13 cats with congenital or acquired heart disease. The animals were referred to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, U.S.A, for the following surgical interventions: correction of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA-ligation, 28%), cardiac catheterization with angiogram and angioplasty (22%), pacemaker implantation (18%), exploratory lateral thoracotomy (8.7%), correction of right aortic arch ring anomaly (3.3%), correction of subvalvular aortic stenosis (2.7%), correction of PDA with coil in patients with mitral regurgitation and congestive heart failure (2%), pericardectomy and removal of heart base tumor (2%), and palliative surgery for ventricular septal defect (VSD, 0.7%). Controlled ventilation was used in all animals during thoracotomy. Anesthesia was maintained over 2.3 +/- 1.3 hours by using either isoflurane, halothane, propofol, or diazepam-ketamine in 64%, 32%, 2%, and 0.7% of animals, respectively. Postoperative analgesia was necessary in 20% of animals and was provided by using different technics over several hours. The technics and respective percentages of animals in which they were used, were: intravenous buprenorphine (3.3%), intercostal nerve blocks (8.7%), epidural morphine (4%), and interpleural regional analgesia (4%).

  8. Sevoflurane: a new inhalational anesthetic agent.

    Wallin, R F; Regan, B M; Napoli, M D; Stern, I J


    Laboratory screening of a series of halogenated methyl isopropyl ethers revealed sevoflurane (fluoromethyl-1,1,1,3,3,3,-hexafluroro-2-propyl ether) as a potent nonexplosive inhalational anesthetic agent. Sevoflurance, a pleasant-smelling liquid, boils at 58.5 degrees C at 760 torr and has a vapor pressure of 200 torr at 25 degrees C. It is nonflammable in air and has lower flammability limits of 11 vols percent in O2 and 10 vols percent in N2O. Sevoflurane exhibits limited chemical reactivity in vitro; it is subject to slight but measurable hydrolysis, and reacts with soda lime to form traces of related ethers. It provides rapid anesthetic induction and recovery consistent with its low distribution coefficients (blood:gas, 0.6; corn oil:gas, 41.6; olive oil:gas, 53.4). In dogs, anesthetic concentrations of sevoflurane did not produce spontaneous cardiac arrhythmias and did not sensitize the heart to epinephrine. Electroencephalographic patterns were similar to those observed during anesthesia with halothane. In rats, small increases in the urinary excretion of inorganic fluoride ion occurred during the first 24 hours after anesthesia. Subacute studies in dogs and rats, using closed-circle absorption with soda lime, revealed no toxicologically significant changes in animals anesthetized frequently for 2 weeks. Sevoflurane appears to be a unique volatile anesthetic agent worthy of further study.

  9. Impaired performance of skeletal muscle in alpha-glucosidase knockout mice.

    Hesselink, Reinout P; Gorselink, Marchel; Schaart, Gert; Wagenmakers, Anton J M; Kamphoven, Joep; Reuser, Arnold J J; Van Der Vusse, Ger J; Drost, Maarten R


    Glycogen storage disease type II (GSD II) is an inherited progressive muscle disease in which lack of functional acid alpha-glucosidase (AGLU) results in lysosomal accumulation of glycogen. We report on the impact of a null mutation of the acid alpha-glucosidase gene (AGLU(-/-)) in mice on the force production capabilities, contractile mass, oxidative capacity, energy status, morphology, and desmin content of skeletal muscle. Muscle function was assessed in halothane-anesthetized animals, using a recently designed murine isometric dynamometer. Maximal torque production during single tetanic contraction was 50% lower in the knockout mice than in wild type. Loss of developed torque was found to be disproportionate to the 20% loss in muscle mass. During a series of supramaximal contraction, fatigue, expressed as percentile decline of developed torque, did not differ between AGLU(-/-) mice and age-matched controls. Muscle oxidative capacity, energy status, and protein content (normalized to either dry or wet weight) were not changed in knockout mice compared to control. Alterations in muscle cell morphology were clearly visible. Desmin content was increased, whereas alpha-actinin was not. As the decline in muscle mass is insufficient to explain the degree in decline of mechanical performance, we hypothesize that the large clusters of noncontractile material present in the cytoplasm hamper longitudinal force transmission, and hence muscle contractile function. The increase in muscular desmin content is most likely reflecting adaptations to altered intracellular force transmission.

  10. Basal bioenergetic abnormalities in skeletal muscle from ryanodine receptor malignant hyperthermia-susceptible R163C knock-in mice.

    Giulivi, Cecilia; Ross-Inta, Catherine; Omanska-Klusek, Alicja; Napoli, Eleonora; Sakaguchi, Danielle; Barrientos, Genaro; Allen, Paul D; Pessah, Isaac N


    Malignant hyperthermia (MH) and central core disease in humans have been associated with mutations in the skeletal ryanodine receptor (RyR1). Heterozygous mice expressing the human MH/central core disease RyR1 R163C mutation exhibit MH when exposed to halothane or heat stress. Considering that many MH symptoms resemble those that could ensue from a mitochondrial dysfunction (e.g. metabolic acidosis and hyperthermia) and that MH-susceptible mice or humans have a higher than normal cytoplasmic Ca(2+) concentration at rest, we evaluated the role of mitochondria in skeletal muscle from R163C compared with wild type mice under basal (untriggered) conditions. R163C skeletal muscle exhibited a significant increase in matrix Ca(2+), increased reactive oxygen species production, lower expression of mitochondrial proteins, and higher mtDNA copy number. These changes, in conjunction with lower myoglobin and glycogen contents, Myh4 and GAPDH transcript levels, GAPDH activity, and lower glucose utilization suggested a switch to a compromised bioenergetic state characterized by both low oxidative phosphorylation and glycolysis. The shift in bioenergetic state was accompanied by a dysregulation of Ca(2+)-responsive signaling pathways regulated by calcineurin and ERK1/2. Chronically elevated resting Ca(2+) in R163C skeletal muscle elicited the maintenance of a fast-twitch fiber program and the development of insulin resistance-like phenotype as part of a metabolic adaptation to the R163C RyR1 mutation.

  11. Effect of intermittent positive pressure ventilation on cardiac systolic time intervals.

    Brundin, T; Hedenstierna, G; McCarthy, G


    The measurement of systolic time intervals (STI) has been widely used as a non-invasive method of assessing the inotropic state of the heart, and normal values are available for healthy individuals breathing spontaneously. The present study was performed in order to evaluate how intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV) affects STI. Ten subjects were investigated before and during halothane anaesthesia for routine surgery. Oesophageal pressure, respiratory minute volume and frequency, arterial blood-gas tensions, cardiac output and heart rate were also measured simultaneously. As expected, the institution of IPPV was associated with a reduction in cardiac output and an increase in oesophageal pressure. Paco2 was reduced. These changes were associated with a considerable lengthening of electro-mechanical systole. This was due to a lengthened pre-ejection period (PEP), whereas the left ventricular ejection time (LVET) was slightly shortened. These changes were even more marked during artifical hyperventilation. The changes in STI are attributed mainly to the reduction of venous return to the heart, subsidiary factors being intrathoracic pressure, myocardial inotropy and vascular resistance.

  12. Penatalaksanaan Anestesi Pasien Tetralogy of Fallot pada Operasi Mouth Preparation

    Arsy Felisita Dausawati


    Full Text Available Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF is a congenital heart disease consisting of a ventricular septal defect, overriding aorta, pulmonary stenosis and right ventricular hypertrophy. Tetralogy of Fallot, including the type of cyanotic congenital heart defects. A boy of 9 years came for treatment and tooth extraction as preparation for the surgical correction of TOF at the Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital-Bandung whitin February 2012. Patients with a history of blue as a baby, and on physical examination found the child looking cyanosis, SpO2 70–75%, systolic murmur and finger clubbing. Abnormalities on echocardiography obtained TOF. Anesthetic management of these patients was performed using ketamine and vecuronium for induction and maintenance with O2, N2O and halothane. Cyanotic attacks can occur preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative, who treated by increasing systemic vascular resistance (SVR compared to pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR. In conclusions, perioperatif mangement principal for non cardiac surgery on tetralogy of fallot (TOF is to prevent shunting from right to left by keep the SVR from decline, increase on PVR, and reduce infundibular spasme.

  13. A specific two-pore domain potassium channel blocker defines the structure of the TASK-1 open pore.

    Streit, Anne K; Netter, Michael F; Kempf, Franca; Walecki, Magdalena; Rinné, Susanne; Bollepalli, Murali K; Preisig-Müller, Regina; Renigunta, Vijay; Daut, Jürgen; Baukrowitz, Thomas; Sansom, Mark S P; Stansfeld, Phillip J; Decher, Niels


    Two-pore domain potassium (K(2P)) channels play a key role in setting the membrane potential of excitable cells. Despite their role as putative targets for drugs and general anesthetics, little is known about the structure and the drug binding site of K(2P) channels. We describe A1899 as a potent and highly selective blocker of the K(2P) channel TASK-1. As A1899 acts as an open-channel blocker and binds to residues forming the wall of the central cavity, the drug was used to further our understanding of the channel pore. Using alanine mutagenesis screens, we have identified residues in both pore loops, the M2 and M4 segments, and the halothane response element to form the drug binding site of TASK-1. Our experimental data were used to validate a K(2P) open-pore homology model of TASK-1, providing structural insights for future rational design of drugs targeting K(2P) channels.

  14. In vivo canine model comparison of cardiovascular effects of antidepressants milnacipran and imipramine.

    Mitsumori, Yoshitaka; Nakamura, Yuji; Hoshiai, Kiyotaka; Nagayama, Yukitoshi; Adachi-Akahane, Satomi; Koizumi, Schuichi; Matsumoto, Masahiko; Sugiyama, Atsushi


    Milnacipran is a specific serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, which has been widely used against major depressive episodes. In this study, cardiovascular effects of milnacipran were assessed in comparison with those of a typical tricyclic antidepressant imipramine using the halothane-anesthetized dogs. Milnacipran (n = 6) or imipramine (n = 6) was intravenously administrated in three escalating doses of 0.1, 1 and 10 mg/kg over 10 min with a pause of 20 min between the doses. Clinically relevant plasma concentrations were obtained after 0.1-1 mg/kg of milnacipran in this study, whereas therapeutic dose and plasma concentration of imipramine were reported to be similar to those of milnacipran. The low and middle doses of milnacipran hardly affected cardiohemodynamic or electrophysiological variables except that they slightly increased vascular tone and ventricular contraction, whereas same doses of imipramine delayed repolarization process without affecting the other variables. The high dose of both milnacipran and imipramine induced similar extent of negative chronotropic, inotropic and dromotropic effects together with vasoconstriction and repolarization delay. Thus, the effects of milnacipran may be more selective for cardiohemodynamics than for repolarization delay, whereas reverse will be true for imipramine, supporting lack of clinical report of patients with milnacipran-induced long QT syndrome unlike imipramine.

  15. Electroencephalographic Changes Associated with Antinociceptive Actions of Lidocaine, Ketamine, Meloxicam, and Morphine Administration in Minimally Anaesthetized Dogs

    Ubedullah Kaka


    Full Text Available Effects of ketamine and lidocaine on electroencephalographic (EEG changes were evaluated in minimally anaesthetized dogs, subjected to electric stimulus. Six dogs were subjected to six treatments in a crossover design with a washout period of one week. Dogs were subjected to intravenous boluses of lidocaine 2 mg/kg, ketamine 3 mg/kg, meloxicam 0.2 mg/kg, morphine 0.2 mg/kg and loading doses of lidocaine 2 mg/kg followed by continuous rate infusion (CRI of 50 and 100 mcg/kg/min, and ketamine 3 mg/kg followed by CRI of 10 and 50 mcg/kg/min. Electroencephalogram was recorded during electrical stimulation prior to any drug treatment (before treatment and during electrical stimulation following treatment with the drugs (after treatment under anaesthesia. Anaesthesia was induced with propofol and maintained with halothane at a stable concentration between 0.85 and 0.95%. Pretreatment median frequency was evidently increased (P<0.05 for all treatment groups. Lidocaine, ketamine, and morphine depressed the median frequency resulting from the posttreatment stimulation. The depression of median frequency suggested evident antinociceptive effects of these treatments in dogs. It is therefore concluded that lidocaine and ketamine can be used in the analgesic protocol for the postoperative pain management in dogs.

  16. General anesthetics inhibit erythropoietin induction under hypoxic conditions in the mouse brain.

    Tomoharu Tanaka

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (EPO, originally identified as a hematopoietic growth factor produced in the kidney and fetal liver, is also endogenously expressed in the central nervous system (CNS. EPO in the CNS, mainly produced in astrocytes, is induced under hypoxic conditions in a hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF-dependent manner and plays a dominant role in neuroprotection and neurogenesis. We investigated the effect of general anesthetics on EPO expression in the mouse brain and primary cultured astrocytes. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: BALB/c mice were exposed to 10% oxygen with isoflurane at various concentrations (0.10-1.0%. Expression of EPO mRNA in the brain was studied, and the effects of sevoflurane, halothane, nitrous oxide, pentobarbital, ketamine, and propofol were investigated. In addition, expression of HIF-2α protein was studied by immunoblotting. Hypoxia-induced EPO mRNA expression in the brain was significantly suppressed by isoflurane in a concentration-dependent manner. A similar effect was confirmed for all other general anesthetics. Hypoxia-inducible expression of HIF-2α protein was also significantly suppressed with isoflurane. In the experiments using primary cultured astrocytes, isoflurane, pentobarbital, and ketamine suppressed hypoxia-inducible expression of HIF-2α protein and EPO mRNA. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Taken together, our results indicate that general anesthetics suppress activation of HIF-2 and inhibit hypoxia-induced EPO upregulation in the mouse brain through a direct effect on astrocytes.

  17. A report of the anesthesia in posterior fossa operations in the sitting position in 55 patients

    Jahanguiri B


    Full Text Available In this survey, 55 patients were studied in a period of six years for having the anesthesia in the sitting position. In this position, the surgeon will had a better access to the location, whose damages have been sustained, so less damages would be given to the healthy tissues. For the patients, due to their critical general conditions, one week prior to giving anesthesia to the posterior fossa, operation in the sitting position the right ventriculoatiral shunt was placed. For preventing the fall of blood pressure, a bandage was placed in the lower limbs after inducing anesthesia and changing supine position to sitting position. Before the induction, central venous pressure was measured for treating the air embolism. The head of catheter was placed inside the right atrial. Premedications such as atropine, pethidine, and inductive agents like thiopenton, and muscle relaxants, maintained with halothane and nitrous oxide. All of the patients endured this condition without the fall of blood pressure and air embolism

  18. Effect of angiotensin II receptor blockade on proximal tubular fluid reabsorption

    Leyssac, P P; Karlsen, F M; Holstein-Rathlou, N H


    to the macula densa will be compensated by an increase in the single-nephron glomerular filtration rate. In agreement with this, the early proximal flow rate, measured proximal to the site of losartan administration, increased by 5.7 +/- 1.3 nl/min. The increase in the rate of proximal reabsorption between...... convolution of halothane-anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats. Four parameters that depend on the rate of proximal fluid reabsorption were measured: proximal intratubular pressure (Pprox), early and late proximal flow rate, and early distal NaCl concentration. Pprox decreased by 0.5 +/- 0.1 mmHg, late proximal...... flow rate decreased by 2.0 +/- 0.8 nl/min, and early distal NaCl concentration decreased by 4.3 +/- 0.8 mM (mean +/- SE). No changes were observed after microperfusion with saline. Because the tubuloglomerular feedback mechanism was operating in the closed-loop mode, the decreased NaCl load...

  19. NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) grants: Research and demonstration projects, annual report, fiscal year 1988


    Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted intramural and extramural research designed to improve the environment of the American worker. Projects dealt with the following program areas: Occupational lung disease in granite workers, poultry workers, semiconductor industry, cancer risk, byssinosis, radiation exposure, phosgene, lung clearance, textile workers, mineral exposure, hyperresponsiveness to ozone, coal workers respiratory disease, and immune responsiveness to chlorine; musculoskeletal injuries, back pain, lifting techniques, and grip strength; occupational cancers, traumatic injuries, disorders of reproduction, neurotoxic disorders, noise induced hearing loss, dermatologic conditions, psychological disorders, engineering control systems, respiratory research, and other occupational concerns, human metabolism of halothane, chromium toxicity, poison centers, polyimide sorbents, plasma proteins, and isocyanates. The report also included listings of grants active during fiscal year 1988, grant awards by program area, grant awards by region and state, grant number index, principal investigator index, and a grantee institution index.

  20. Regional neurohypophysial and hypothalamic blood flow in rats during hypercapnia

    Bryan, R.M. Jr.; Myers, C.L.; Page, R.B.


    Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured in the neurohypophysis and hypothalamus in normocapnic and hypercapnic rats using (/sup 14/C)isopropyliodoamphetamine. Rats were surgically prepared using nitrous oxide and halothane and placed in plaster restraining casts. Hypercapnia was produced by increasing the fractional concentration of inspired CO/sub 2/ (FICO/sub 2/). rCBF in normocapnic rats was higher in the paraventricular nucleus, supraoptic nucleus, median eminence, and neural lobe than rates previously measured by use of diffusible tracers. During hypercapnia blood flow increased linearly with arterial PCO/sub 2/ (PACO/sub 2/) in all regions except the median eminence and neural lobe, which were not affected by hypercapnia. When rats were pretreated with phentolamine (1 mg/kg) to block the alpha-adrenergic receptors, blood flow in the median eminence and neural lobe increased significantly during hypercapnia. We conclude that blood flow in the cell bodies of the paraventricular nucleus and supraoptic nucleus is regulated differently during hypercapnia than blood flow in the nerve terminals in the median eminence and neural lobe. Furthermore, vasodilation produced by increased CO/sub 2/ is offset by alpha-receptor stimulation in the median eminence and neural lobe.

  1. Medial prefrontal depressor response: involvement of the rostral and caudal ventrolateral medulla in the rat.

    Owens, N C; Verberne, A J


    The importance of neurones of the caudal and rostral ventrolateral medulla (CVLM and RVLM, respectively) in mediation of the medial prefrontal cortex depressor response was studied in halothane-anaesthetised rats. Blockade of GABA(A) receptors in the RVLM produced by microinjection of bicuculline (50 nl, 2 mM, n = 6) resulted in reversal of the depressor (-9.5 +/- 1.2 mm Hg) and lumbar sympathetic (-6.5 +/- 5.7 units) responses to pressor (+7.8 +/- 3.5 mm Hg) and sympathoexcitatory (+19.3 +/- 12.5 units) responses and simultaneous blockade of baroreceptor reflex-mediated sympathoinhibition. Baroreflex blockade was reflected by a significant reduction in the gain (slope of the blood pressure vs. lumbar sympathetic nerve discharge regression line) of the reflex. Microinjection of the excitatory amino acid antagonist kynurenic acid (100 nl, 50 mM, n = 6) into the CVLM blocked the baroreflex and significantly reduced the depressor (-9.6 +/- 0.4 to -6.9 +/- 0.6 mm Hg) and lumbar sympathetic (-4.0 +/- 2.1 to 2.9 +/- 1.9 units) responses to medial prefrontal cortex stimulation. These results support the hypothesis that the medial prefrontal cortex depressor response is mediated by a pathway which converges at the level of the RVLM and which is only partly dependent on an excitatory input to caudal ventrolateral medullary neurones.

  2. An olfactory input to the hippocampus of the cat: field potential analysis.

    Habets, A M; Lopes Da Silva, F H; Mollevanger, W J


    Hippocampal responses to electrical stimulation of the prepyriform cortex in the cat were studied both in acute experiments under halothane anesthesia and in awake cats with chronically indwelling electrodes. Analysis of field potentials and unit activity indicated the extent to which different hippocampal subareas were activated, the laminar level at which the synaptic action took place and the dynamics of the evoked responses. It was found that: (1) the main generator of evoked responses in the hippocampus upon prepyriform cortex stimulation is localized in the fascia dentata and CA3 (CA1 pyramidal cells, and probably also subiculum cells, are activated but in a lesser degree); (2) the initial synaptic activity takes place at the most distal part of the dendrites of fascia dentata granuhat leads to a transient increase in the firing rate of the hippocampal units, which is often followed by a long-lasting decrease in firing rate. We conclude that the pathway from the prepyriform cortex via lateral entorhinal cortex to hippocampal neurons may enable olfactory inputs to effectively excite hippocampal neurons.

  3. A Specific Two-pore Domain Potassium Channel Blocker Defines the Structure of the TASK-1 Open Pore*

    Streit, Anne K.; Netter, Michael F.; Kempf, Franca; Walecki, Magdalena; Rinné, Susanne; Bollepalli, Murali K.; Preisig-Müller, Regina; Renigunta, Vijay; Daut, Jürgen; Baukrowitz, Thomas; Sansom, Mark S. P.; Stansfeld, Phillip J.; Decher, Niels


    Two-pore domain potassium (K2P) channels play a key role in setting the membrane potential of excitable cells. Despite their role as putative targets for drugs and general anesthetics, little is known about the structure and the drug binding site of K2P channels. We describe A1899 as a potent and highly selective blocker of the K2P channel TASK-1. As A1899 acts as an open-channel blocker and binds to residues forming the wall of the central cavity, the drug was used to further our understanding of the channel pore. Using alanine mutagenesis screens, we have identified residues in both pore loops, the M2 and M4 segments, and the halothane response element to form the drug binding site of TASK-1. Our experimental data were used to validate a K2P open-pore homology model of TASK-1, providing structural insights for future rational design of drugs targeting K2P channels. PMID:21362619

  4. Chemically-induced alteration of UDP-glucuronic acid concentration in rat liver.

    Watkins, J B; Klaassen, C D


    Since many xenobiotics alter hepatic UDP-glucuronosyltransferase activity, their effect on UDPGA concentration was determined. Rats were pretreated with: 1) microsomal enzyme inducers (7,8-benzoflavone, benzo(a)pyrene, butylated hydroxyanisole, isosafrole, 3-methylcholanthrene, phenobarbital, pregnenolone-16 alpha-carbonitrile (PCN), 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, trans-stilbene oxide); 2) inhibitors of microsomal enzymes (cobaltous chloride, piperonyl butoxide, SKF 525-A, borneol, galactosamine); 3) hepatotoxins (allyl alcohol, aflatoxin B1, alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate, bromobenzene, cadmium chloride, carbon tetrachloride, 1,1-dichloroethylene), and 4) commonly used anesthetics (pentobarbital, urethane, diethyl ether, halothane, enflurane, methoxyflurane). Rats were decapitated before removal of the liver. All inducers except PCN and isosafrole increased UDPGA 36-85% above control. Mixed-function oxidase inhibitors had no effect whereas borneol and galactosamine reduced UDPGA 85-90%. Aflatoxin B1 and cadmium produced decreases of 59 and 25%, respectively. Hepatic UDPGA content was diminished 70-95% after exposure to the inhalation anesthetics, whereas the other anesthetics reduced UDPGA about 25%. Thus, numerous xenobiotics alter the concentration of UDPGA in rat liver, which may influence the rate of glucoronidation.

  5. Pain perception and anaesthesia in research frogs.

    Guénette, Sarah Annie; Giroux, Marie-Chantal; Vachon, Pascal


    Frogs possess pain receptors and pathways that support processing and perception of noxious stimuli however the level of organization is less well structured compared to mammals. It was long believed that the experience of pain was limited to 'higher' phylums of the animal kingdom. However, it is now commonly accepted that amphibians possess neuro-anatomical pathways conductive of a complete nociceptive experience. Xenopus laevis frogs have been one of the most popular aquatic research models for developmental studies and genetic research. These frogs have been extensively use in research for their eggs, that can be collected following hormonal stimulation either naturally or by surgical intervention. Many anaesthetics have been used in amphibians such as bath solutions of MS-222, benzocaine and eugenol as well as systemic injections of ketamine or tiletamine, barbiturates, propofol and gas administrations of methoxyflurane, halothane and isoflurane. Most of these anaesthetic drugs produce variability in depth and duration of anaesthesia. MS-222 appears to be one of the most reliable anaesthetics. This review will focus on the evidence of pain perception in frogs and will compare the effectiveness and limitations of different anaesthetics used in Xenopus leavis frogs.

  6. Effect of four-alpha-helix bundle cavity size on volatile anesthetic binding energetics.

    Manderson, Gavin A; Michalsky, Stuart J; Johansson, Jonas S


    Currently, it is thought that inhalational anesthetics cause anesthesia by binding to ligand-gated ion channels. This is being investigated using four-alpha-helix bundles, small water-soluble analogues of the transmembrane domains of the "natural" receptor proteins. The study presented here specifically investigates how multiple alanine-to-valine substitutions (which each decrease the volume of the internal binding cavity by 38 A(3)) affect structure, stability, and anesthetic binding affinity of the four-alpha-helix bundles. Structure remains essentially unchanged when up to four alanine residues are changed to valine. However, stability increases as the number of these substitutions is increased. Anesthetic binding affinities are also affected. Halothane binds to the four-alpha-helix bundle variants with 0, 1, and 2 substitutions with equivalent affinities but binds to the variants with 3 and 4 more tightly. The same order of binding affinities was observed for chloroform, although for a particular variant, chloroform was bound less tightly. The observed differences in binding affinities may be explained in terms of a modulation of van der Waals and hydrophobic interactions between ligand and receptor. These, in turn, could result from increased four-alpha-helix bundle binding cavity hydrophobicity, a decrease in cavity size, or improved ligand/receptor shape complementarity.

  7. Genomic growth curves of an outbred pig population

    Fabyano Fonseca e Silva


    Full Text Available In the current post-genomic era, the genetic basis of pig growth can be understood by assessing SNP marker effects and genomic breeding values (GEBV based on estimates of these growth curve parameters as phenotypes. Although various statistical methods, such as random regression (RR-BLUP and Bayesian LASSO (BL, have been applied to genomic selection (GS, none of these has yet been used in a growth curve approach. In this work, we compared the accuracies of RR-BLUP and BL using empirical weight-age data from an outbred F2 (Brazilian Piau X commercial population. The phenotypes were determined by parameter estimates using a nonlinear logistic regression model and the halothane gene was considered as a marker for evaluating the assumptions of the GS methods in relation to the genetic variation explained by each locus. BL yielded more accurate values for all of the phenotypes evaluated and was used to estimate SNP effects and GEBV vectors. The latter allowed the construction of genomic growth curves, which showed substantial genetic discrimination among animals in the final growth phase. The SNP effect estimates allowed identification of the most relevant markers for each phenotype, the positions of which were coincident with reported QTL regions for growth traits.

  8. Protection of monkeys against the lethal effects of male funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus) venom by immunization with a toxoid.

    Sheumack, D D; Phillips, C A; Mylecharane, E J; Spence, I; Claassens, R; Brown, M R; Comis, A; Howden, M E


    A stable toxoid was prepared from robustoxin (the lethal polypeptide neurotoxin in the venom of the male funnel-web spider, Atrax robustus) by polymerization with glutaraldehyde. This material was non-toxic in new-born mice. Administration of the toxoid to three Macaca fascicularis monkeys (50-80 micrograms/kg s.c. at 14-day intervals for 8-12 weeks) produced no toxic effects; anti-robustoxin antibodies were detected in serum samples by immunodiffusion tests within 13-27 days. In vivo evidence of successful protection with the toxoid was obtained by challenging the monkeys with male A. robustus venom (50 micrograms/kg i.v.) under anaesthesia with pentobarbitone (one monkey), or with ketamine, halothane and nitrous oxide, 1-26 weeks after the last injection of the toxoid. Only minor respiratory, cardiovascular and skeletal motor disturbances were produced, and all monkeys recovered fully and uneventfully. Challenge with the same dose of venom in non-immunized or robustoxin N-terminal decapeptide ovalbumin conjugate-treated monkeys resulted in typical lethal neurotoxic effects, culminating in severe hypotension or death from circulatory and respiratory failure within 280 min.

  9. Anesthetic and surgical complications in 219 cases of myotonic dystrophy.

    Mathieu, J; Allard, P; Gobeil, G; Girard, M; De Braekeleer, M; Bégin, P


    The objective of this study was to assess the frequency, type, and severity of perioperative complications after a first surgery under general anesthesia in patients with myotonic dystrophy (DM) and to measure the association with suspected risk factors. Numerous cases of perioperative complications in DM patients have been reported. Hazards have been associated with the use of thiopentone, suxamethonium, neostigmine, and halothane. A retrospective study of perioperative complications was conducted for 219 DM patients who had their first surgery under general anesthesia at the Chicoutimi Hospital. The overall frequency of complications was 8.2% (18 of 219). Most complications (16 of 18) were pulmonary, including five patients with acute ventilatory failure necessitating ventilatory support, four patients with atelectasis, and three patients with pneumonia. Using multivariate analysis, we found that the risk of perioperative pulmonary complications (PPC) was significantly higher after an upper abdominal surgery (odds ratio (OR), 24.4; 95% CI, 4.0 to 149.3) and for patients with a severe muscular disability, as assessed by the presence of proximal limb weakness (OR, 14.1; 95% CI, 1.5 to 134.4). The likelihood of PPC was not related to any specific anesthetic drug. Because of the increased risk of PPC, careful monitoring during the early postoperative period, protection of upper airways, chest physiotherapy, and incentive spirometry are mandatory in all symptomatic DM patients, particularly those with a severe muscular disability or those who have undergone an upper abdominal surgery.

  10. Free radicals: properties, sources, targets, and their implication in various diseases.

    Phaniendra, Alugoju; Jestadi, Dinesh Babu; Periyasamy, Latha


    Free radicals and other oxidants have gained importance in the field of biology due to their central role in various physiological conditions as well as their implication in a diverse range of diseases. The free radicals, both the reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), are derived from both endogenous sources (mitochondria, peroxisomes, endoplasmic reticulum, phagocytic cells etc.) and exogenous sources (pollution, alcohol, tobacco smoke, heavy metals, transition metals, industrial solvents, pesticides, certain drugs like halothane, paracetamol, and radiation). Free radicals can adversely affect various important classes of biological molecules such as nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins, thereby altering the normal redox status leading to increased oxidative stress. The free radicals induced oxidative stress has been reported to be involved in several diseased conditions such as diabetes mellitus, neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson's disease-PD, Alzheimer's disease-AD and Multiple sclerosis-MS), cardiovascular diseases (atherosclerosis and hypertension), respiratory diseases (asthma), cataract development, rheumatoid arthritis and in various cancers (colorectal, prostate, breast, lung, bladder cancers). This review deals with chemistry, formation and sources, and molecular targets of free radicals and it provides a brief overview on the pathogenesis of various diseased conditions caused by ROS/RNS.

  11. Experimental laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass.

    Dion, Y M; Chin, A K; Thompson, T A


    The goal of the present study is to develop a technique for laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass. Piglets weighing between 60 and 78 kg were anesthetized with halothane. The lateral retroperitoneal approach was preferred to the more familiar anterior transperitoneal approach and was successfully completed in 19 piglets. The piglets were placed in the right lateral decubitus position. The first port (2 cm) was inserted halfway between the tip of the 12th rib and the iliac crest. Four other trocars were placed in the retroperitoneum after balloon inflation had allowed creation of a space which permitted visualization of the aorta from the left renal artery down to the aorto-iliac junction. After evacuation of the retropneumoperitoneum, the cavity was maintained using an abdominal lift device and a retractor. Using this approach, we performed four aorto-bifemoral bypasses (end-to-end aortic anastomosis) after conventional intravenous heparinization (100 IU/kg) in less than 4 h. Blood loss did not exceed 250 ml and the hematocrit remained stable. Postmortem evaluation of the grafts revealed they were positioned as in a conventional bypass, their limbs having followed in the created retroperitoneal tunnels along the path of the native arteries. No mortality occurred before sacrifice of the animals. We believe that this first performed series of totally retroperitoneal laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypasses in the porcine model is useful in preparation for human application due to the anatomical similarities in the periaortic region.

  12. Identification and characterization of pigs prone to producing 'RSE' (reddish-pink, soft and exudative) meat in normal pigs.

    Cheah, K S; Cheah, A M; Just, A


    RSE (reddish-pink, soft and exudative) meat was investigated using pigs of three different halothane genotypes. A significantly lower pH(1h), value was observed in RSE compared with that of RFN (red, firm and non-exudative) -meat, both of which have values higher than 6.0 at 1 hr post-mortem. Drip loss (%) in RSE-meat was ≥7%, which was twice that of RFN-meat. Normal values for fibre optic probe and Minolta L and a were observed for RSE-meat. RSE-meat could be derived from NN and Nn pigs, and its formation could be induced from RFN-prone pigs by poor post-slaughter management. Pigs expected to produce RSE-meat were identified using small biopsy samples of M. longissimus dorsi (LD). Predicted RSE-meat in live pigs was confirmed by post-mortem assessments of meat quality using LD muscle. With NN Landrace-Yorkshire × Duroc pigs, 15.6% were identified to be RSE-prone in live pigs, and a further 6.7% RSE was induced after slaughter from RFN pigs. The rate of glycolysis determined from biopsy LD samples and at 1 hr post-mortem (pH(1h)) were significantly (p RSE than in RFN-prone pigs, but significantly slower than those of PSE-prone pigs. Good correlations (p RSE-meat.

  13. Regional GABA concentration and (/sup 3/H)-diazepam binding in rat brain following repeated electroconvulsive shock

    Bowdler, J.M.; Green, A.R.; Minchin, M.C.W.; Nutt, D.J. (Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford (UK))


    It has been confirmed that 24 hours following a series of electroconvulsive shocks (ECS) given once daily for 10 days (ECS x 10) to rats there is an increase in GABA concentration in the corpus striatum. A similar change was seen after the ECS had been given to rats anaesthetised with halothane, or when 5 ECS were given spread out over 10 days, the rats being anaesthetised during the ECS. A daily convulsion for 10 days elicited by flurothyl exposure resulted in an increased striatal GABA concentration, but also increased the GABA concentration in the hypothalamus, hippocampus and cortex. The increase in striatal GABA concentration was present 24 hours after ECS daily for 5 days or 3 days after ECS daily for 10 days. No change in (/sup 3/H)-diazepam binding was seen in hippocampus, cortex or corpus striatum 24 hours after the last of 10 once daily ECS. The increase in striatal GABA concentration was therefore seen at all times when enhanced monoaminemediated behaviours have been demonstrated following seizures.

  14. Potentiation of 2,2-dichloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane (HCFC-123)-induced liver toxicity by ethanol in guinea-pigs

    Hoet, Perrine; Buchet, Jean-Pierre; Haufroid, Vincent; Lison, Dominique [Universite Catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Medicine, Industrial Toxicology and Occupational Medicine Unit, Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs, 30-54, 1200 Brussels (Belgium); Sempoux, Christine; Rahier, Jacques [Cliniques Universitaires St Luc, Department of Pathology, 1200 Brussels (Belgium)


    HCFC-123 (2,2-dichloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane), a substitute for the banned chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), is a structural analogue of the well-known hepatotoxicant halothane. The objectives of these experiments were to investigate (1) whether, like halothane, multiple exposure increases the risk of HCFC-123-induced liver toxicity, and (2) whether ethanol, a potent CYP2E1 inducer, potentiates the liver toxicity of HCFC-123. In experiment 1, male Hartley guinea-pigs were exposed twice a week to 5000 ppm HCFC-123 (4 h) during 3 weeks followed by 2 weeks recovery, and then re-exposed or not during 4 h to 5000 ppm HCFC-123. A group with a single exposure to 5000 ppm HCFC-123 and a control group were also included. In experiment 2, guinea-pigs received 5 or 10% ethanol in drinking water during 12 days before a single 4-h exposure to 5000 ppm HCFC-123. A group receiving 10% only, a group exposed once to 5000 ppm HCFC-123 but not pre-treated with ethanol and a control group were also included. In both experiments, the liver toxicity was assessed, 24 h post-exposure, by the serum activities of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and isocitrate dehydrogenase (ICDH) as well as by histopathology. In experiment 2 the urinary excretion rate of the main metabolites trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) and chlorodifluoroacetic acid (CDFA) was assessed and CYP2E1 activity was measured by the chlorzoxazone metabolic ratio. Multiple exposure to 5000 ppm HCFC-123 did not cause greater liver damage than a single exposure (ALT, ICDH 3-fold control values). At this level of exposure the liver lesions were totally reversible within two weeks. Ethanol consumption produced CYP2E1 induction, increased urinary excretion of both HCFC-123 metabolites (more than 2-fold the rate measured in the non-induced group) and markedly increased the liver toxicity of HCFC-123 as shown by the serum liver enzyme activities (ALT 8.5-fold increase, ICDH 13-fold increase), and the histopathology. The necrosis was predominantly

  15. Analgesia epidural com clonidina ou romifidina em cães submetidos à cirurgia coxofemoral Epidural analgesia with clonidine or romifidine in dogs submitted to coxofemoral surgery

    J.T. Brondani


    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se as alterações cardiorrespiratórias e a analgesia da administração epidural de clonidina ou romifidina em cães submetidos à cirurgia coxofemural. Foram utilizados 14 cães distribuídos em dois grupos: o grupo Cloni recebeu 150µg de clonidina e o grupo Romi, 20µg/kg de romifidina. A indução anestésica foi realizada com propofol e a anestesia cirúrgica mantida com halotano e O2 em respiração espontânea. A punção do espaço epidural foi feita logo após a indução. Antes da indução e a cada 10 minutos foram avaliadas as freqüências cardíaca e respiratória, a pressão arterial sistólica, a saturação de oxigênio da hemoglobina e a concentração de halotano. Após indução e ao término do procedimento cirúrgico coletou-se sangue arterial para avaliação gasométrica de pH, PaCO2, PaO2, SaO2, BE e HCO3-. Foi realizada avaliação pós-operatória do grau de analgesia (intensa, pouco intensa e inadequada nas primeiras duas horas após término da cirurgia. Os animais do grupo Romi apresentaram bradicardia, bradiarritmias e hipertensão. A freqüência cardíaca e a pressão arterial sistólica no grupo Cloni mantiveram-se dentro da faixa de variação fisiológica para a espécie. A analgesia trans-operatória foi considerada intensa nos dois grupos. A administração epidural de clonidina ou romifidina produziu intensa analgesia transcirúrgica sem depressão respiratória e pouco intensa analgesia pós-operatória por duas horasCardiovascular alterations and analgesia in 14 dogs submitted to epidural administration of clonidine or romifidine to enable coxofemoral surgery were evaluated. Dogs were separated in two groups: Cloni group received 150µg of clonidine and Romi group, 20µg/kg of romifidine. Anesthetic induction was performed using propofol (8mg/kg and maintenance using halothane and O2 in spontaneous breathing. The puncture of epidural space was performed just after anesthetic induction. Heart

  16. Uso de diferentes fármacos para anestesiar camarones Litopenaeus vannamei Boone en prácticas de acuacultura - The use of different drugs to anesthetize shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei Boone in aquaculture practices

    Guzmán-Sáenz, Francisco M


    welfare. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the anesthetic effect of lidocaine hydrochloride and halothane for Litopenaeus vannamei determining their doses for sedation and general anesthesia. For this end, L. vannamei weighing 15 to 20 g were exposed to a marine environment with controlledphysical and chemical parameters. Forty liter containers were used, one per every 5 shrimp, testing lidocaine hydrochloride and halothane separately, at different immersion concentrations. The time during which sedation and general anesthesia were noticed were then recorded. To verify the anesthetized state, parameters such as swimming, movements, agitation response and physical contact were used. When this state was detected, procedures such as ocularablation, artificial insemination, haemolymph sampling, and elastomeres placement were then performed on the specimens. Then, the shrimp were returned to their original containers with constant air ventilation and frequent water changing to set a speedy recovery time. Based on the results, it is concluded that anesthetizing shrimp with the proposed substances allows a better handling with a lower risk of injury or death and improving the welfare.

  17. Retrospective study of anesthetic proceedings realized in dogs and cats undergoing neurosurgeries / Estudo retrospectivo dos procedimentos anestésicos realizados em cães e gatos submetidos a neurocirurgias

    Julio Ken Nagashima


    Full Text Available Neurosurgeries are frequent in the routine of veterinary hospitals and, therefore, knowledge of the different anesthetic protocols to be used for each patient is necessary to prevent the morbity and mortality in the after and trans-surgical period. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the anesthetic protocols used in patients undergoing neurosurgeries; the results of those protocols; the rate of complications, and if those complications are related to the duration of the anesthesia time. We studied the anesthetical data of 52 dogs and two cats submitted to neurosurgery between January of 2003 and December of 2006, in the Veterinary Hospital of UEL. Findings showed that the main protocols used were propofol for induction and halothane or isofluorane for maintenance of the anesthesia. These protocols induced adequate anesthesia for the surgical procedure and did not occur complications during the anesthetic period in 37/54 (68,5% of the cases. 7/19 (36.8% of the complications observed occurred in patients submitted to anesthesia with halothane and 8/32 (25.2% in patients with isofluorane. The complication most observed in this study was bradicardy, which occurred in 15/54 (27.8% of the patients. Two deaths occurred in patients submitted to “slot” cervical. Good knowledge of the neurological disease and of surgical and anesthetic techniques are essential to prevent alterations in the central nervous system caused by the drugs, disease or association of these factors.Neurocirurgias são cada vez mais freqüentes na rotina dos hospitais veterinários, sendo necessário o conhecimento dos diferentes protocolos anestésicos para tais procedimentos, com a finalidade de evitar morbidade e mortalidade no período trans e pós-cirúrgico. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram avaliar os protocolos anestésicos utilizados em pacientes submetidos a procedimentos cirúrgicos neurológicos; os resultados obtidos com o uso destes protocolos; a taxa de

  18. Use of a Peltier chip with a newly devised local brain-cooling system for neocortical seizures in the rat. Technical note.

    Imoto, Hirochika; Fujii, Masami; Uchiyama, Jouji; Fujisawa, Hirosuke; Nakano, Kimihiko; Kunitsugu, Ichiro; Nomura, Sadahiro; Saito, Takashi; Suzuki, Michiyasu


    Local cortical cooling for termination of epileptic discharges (EDs) has recently become a focus of research. The authors report on a newly devised cooling system that uses a thermoelectric (Peltier) chip and examine the system's performance in experimental neocortical seizures. Experiments were performed in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats after induction of halothane anesthesia. The Peltier chip was attached to a heat sink with a water channel. Two silicon tubes were connected to the heat sink, and water at 37 degrees C was circulated in the channel. The newly designed device was placed on the surface of the cortex. Kainic acid (KA) was injected into the cortex to provoke EDs. In the nonepileptic cortex, the temperature of the cortical surface decreased to 14.8 +/- 1.5 degrees C and that 2 mm below the surface to 27.1 +/- 3.1 degrees C within 30 seconds after the start of cooling. The temperature of the heated side of the chip was maintained at approximately 36.9 degrees C. Without water circulation, the temperature of the cortical surface decreased to 20 degrees C but soon began to increase, peaking at 30 degrees C. The temperature of the heated side of the chip rose to more than 60 degrees C. The EDs, which appeared within 20 minutes after KA injection, began to decrease in amplitude immediately after cooling began and continued to decrease as the temperature of the cortex was lowered. Sufficient miniaturization and good performance of the cooling device was demonstrated. Further efforts to develop implantable cooling systems and improve existing ones should be continued.

  19. Fluoxetine effect on gestation and fetal development

    Ösz Bianca Eugenia


    Full Text Available The prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs is very controversial. There is no conclusive evidence for increased risk of malformations after SSRI use in pregnancy. The aim of the study was to determine how fluoxetine is affecting gestation and fetal development in rats. Twenty sexually mature female Wistar rats weighting between 250-260 g received 20 mg/kg body weight fluoxetine from the first day of gestation and during the entire gestation period.The drug was administered by oral route. Healthy, primipareus animals were selected along with 20 female Wistar rats, as control group. Mature males were caged with virgin females for an entire week. Rat’s behaviour during gestation, after birth and rats body weight was examined. The number of healthy pups was also noted. The females not giving birth after 21 days to any pup were anesthetized (halothane through gas scavenging apparatus untilled death and the gravid uterus were dissected out and examined. Compared to the controlled group, in which weight gain was more significant, the animals from the experimental group had a slight increase in body weight. The weight gain normally induced by gestation, is less significant in fluoxetine treated rats due to the increase serotonin levels in the brain. The uteri examination of pregnant rats showed an increase in the number of dead and resorbed rat embryos. Preclinical studies suggest that the inclusion of fluoxetine in pregnancy category C is justified and the appropriateness of its administration in pregnancy is still an unresolved issue.

  20. The effects of general anesthetics on ESR spectra of spin labels in phosphatidylcholine vesicles containing purified Na,K-ATPase or microsomal protein

    Shibuya, Makiko, E-mail: [Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Graduate School of Dental Medicine, Hokkaido University (Japan); Hiraoki, Toshifumi [Division of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University (Japan); Kimura, Kunie; Fukushima, Kazuaki [Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Graduate School of Dental Medicine, Hokkaido University (Japan); Suzuki, Kuniaki [Department of Molecular Cell Pharmacology, Graduate School of Dental Medicine, Hokkaido University (Japan)


    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We studied the effects of general anesthetics on liposome using ESR spectra. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two spin labels, 5-DSA and 16-DSA, were located in different position in liposome. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Anesthetics did not change the environment around the spin labels in the liposome. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Anesthetics remained on the surface of the lipid bilayer of liposome. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Proteins in the liposome did not change the effects of anesthetics on liposome. - Abstract: We investigated the effects of general anesthetics on liposome containing spin labels, 5-doxyl stearic acid (5-DSA) and 16-doxyl stearic acid (16-DSA), and purified Na,K-ATPase or membrane protein of microsome using an electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. The spectra of 16-DSA in liposomes with both proteins showed three sharp signals compared with 5-DSA. The difference in the order parameter S value of 5-DSA and 16-DSA suggested that the nitroxide radical location of 5-DSA and 16-DSA were different in the membrane bilayer. The results were almost the same as those obtained in liposomes without proteins. The addition of sevoflurane, isoflurane, halothane, ether, ethanol and propofol increased the intensity of the signals, but the clinical concentrations of anesthetics did not significantly alter the S and {tau} values, which are indices of the fluidity of the membrane. These results suggest that anesthetics remain on the surface of the lipid bilayer and do not act on both the inside hydrophobic area and the relatively hydrophilic area near the surface. These results and others also suggest that the existence of Na,K-ATPase and microsomal proteins did not affect the environment around the spin labels in the liposome and the effects of anesthetics on liposome as a model membrane.

  1. Stimulus-specific adaptation and deviance detection in the rat auditory cortex.

    Nevo Taaseh

    Full Text Available Stimulus-specific adaptation (SSA is the specific decrease in the response to a frequent ('standard' stimulus, which does not generalize, or generalizes only partially, to another, rare stimulus ('deviant'. Stimulus-specific adaptation could result simply from the depression of the responses to the standard. Alternatively, there may be an increase in the responses to the deviant stimulus due to the violation of expectations set by the standard, indicating the presence of true deviance detection. We studied SSA in the auditory cortex of halothane-anesthetized rats, recording local field potentials and multi-unit activity. We tested the responses to pure tones of one frequency when embedded in sequences that differed from each other in the frequency and probability of the tones composing them. The responses to tones of the same frequency were larger when deviant than when standard, even with inter-stimulus time intervals of almost 2 seconds. Thus, SSA is present and strong in rat auditory cortex. SSA was present even when the frequency difference between deviants and standards was as small as 10%, substantially smaller than the typical width of cortical tuning curves, revealing hyper-resolution in frequency. Strong responses were evoked also by a rare tone presented by itself, and by rare tones presented as part of a sequence of many widely spaced frequencies. On the other hand, when presented within a sequence of narrowly spaced frequencies, the responses to a tone, even when rare, were smaller. A model of SSA that included only adaptation of the responses in narrow frequency channels predicted responses to the deviants that were substantially smaller than the observed ones. Thus, the response to a deviant is at least partially due to the change it represents relative to the regularity set by the standard tone, indicating the presence of true deviance detection in rat auditory cortex.

  2. New aspects of human chronopharmacology.

    Reinberg, A


    Regular and thus predictable changes in biologic susceptibility and response to a large variety of physical as well as chemical agents can now be viewed as a rather common phenomenon. Chronopharmacology involves both the investigation of drug effects as a function of biologic timing and the investigation of drug effects upon rhythm characteristics. Illustrative examples of circadian chronopharmacolgy in man are discussed, keeping in mind that the objective demonstration of chronopharmacologic facts needs the use of an appropriate methodology. Circadian changes in the effects of various chemical agents have been documented: histamine, sodium salicylate, acetylcholine, halothane, prostaglandine F, reserpine, cyproheptadine, ethanol, insulin, chlorothiazide, oxymetholone, orciprenalin and SCH 1000 (bronchodilators), indomethacin, ACTH, cortisol and various synthetic corticosteroids. (three new concepts have to be considered: a. The Chronokinetic of a Drug. This term includes both rhythmic changes in the drug vioavailability, pharmacokinetic and its excretion. b. The Chronesthesy of a Biosystem to a Drug. i.e. circadian changes in the susceptibility of any biosystem to a drug. c. The Chronergy of a Drug, taking into consideration its chronokinetic and the chronesthesies of the involved organismic biosystems. Chronopharmacology is useful to solve problems of drug optimization, i.e. to enhance the desired effeciency or to reduce its undesired effects. In the human organism (among other animal species) the metabolic fate of a pharmacologic agent (as well as that of a nutrient) is not constant as a function of time. Thus, the chronobiologic approach of pharmacologic phenomena involves a lesser risk of errors and/or false information than the conventional homeostatic approach.

  3. Laser safety in otolaryngology--head and neck surgery: anesthetic and educational considerations for laryngeal surgery.

    Ossoff, R H


    Two investigations concerning anesthetic and educational considerations for laser safety in microlaryngeal carbon dioxide laser surgery have been performed. The first study demonstrated that attendance at a "hands-on" laser surgery course that stressed safety precautions was associated with a reduced rate of laser-related complications in the selected group of otolaryngologists who participated in the course, when compared to another selected group of otolaryngologists who were members of a senior otolaryngology society, and surveyed solely on the basis of their society membership. The second series of studies compared the incendiary characteristics of three endotracheal tubes in various mixtures of oxygen, diluted with either helium or nitrogen. It was determined that the polyvinyl chloride tube should not be used for laser surgery, even when wrapped with reflective, metallic tape. The safest anesthetic gas mixture was found to be 30% oxygen in helium; the addition of 2% halothane did not have an adverse effect, as had been previously reported. Both the Xomed Laser-Shield and Rusch red rubber endotracheal tubes were found to be safe, when used with the laser in the pulsed mode in an atmosphere of 100% oxygen. When the laser was used in the continuous mode, both tubes ignited in an atmosphere of 30% oxygen in helium. These findings challenged the previously reported levels of safety associated with the use of an unwrapped Xomed tube. Based on the results of this investigation, it has been concluded that both the Rusch red rubber tube and the Xomed Laser-Shield tube should be wrapped with reflective, metallic tape, when used for cases of microlaryngeal surgery with the carbon dioxide laser.

  4. The effects of anesthetics on cortical spreading depression elicitation and c-fos expression in rats.

    Kitahara, Y; Taga, K; Abe, H; Shimoji, K


    The effects of anesthetics on the generation of cortical spreading depression (CSD) were investigated. Volatile anesthetics halothane, isoflurane, sevoflurane (0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 MAC), and the intravenous anesthetic pentobarbital were studied. Cortical spreading depression was induced by 3M-KCl applied to a surface of brain cortex for 30 minutes. Direct current (DC) potential was recorded, and the number, amplitude, and duration of CSDs were observed. With increasing concentrations of each volatile anesthetic, there was a dose-related reduction in CSD frequency but not in CSD amplitude. At 2.0 MAC of sevoflurane the suppression of CSD was less than with the other volatile anesthetics. In addition, the influence of anesthetics on expression of c-fos mRNA was investigated. Additional animals anesthetized by isoflurane or sevoflurane were studied. Five CSDs were elicited by electric stimulation (0.5 mV, 1 second) in each animal. In situ hybridization with 35S-labeled oligonucleotides was used to evaluate the level of c-fos mRNA. The expression of c-fos was observed in the hemisphere in which CSD was elicited, but there was no difference in expression of c-fos among the groups. We conclude that volatile anesthetics can induce suppression of CSD elicitation in a dose dependent manner, but that at high concentrations sevoflurane is significantly less effective than other volatile agents. Pentobarbital has the least effect on KCl-induced CSD. These data suggest that the choice of anesthetics can impact the results of studies examining membrane depolarization and the ionic changes initiated by CSD.

  5. Euthanasia using gaseous agents in laboratory rodents.

    Valentim, A M; Guedes, S R; Pereira, A M; Antunes, L M


    Several questions have been raised in recent years about the euthanasia of laboratory rodents. Euthanasia using inhaled agents is considered to be a suitable aesthetic method for use with a large number of animals simultaneously. Nevertheless, its aversive potential has been criticized in terms of animal welfare. The data available regarding the use of carbon dioxide (CO2), inhaled anaesthetics (such as isoflurane, sevoflurane, halothane and enflurane), as well as carbon monoxide and inert gases are discussed throughout this review. Euthanasia of fetuses and neonates is also addressed. A table listing currently available information to ease access to data regarding euthanasia techniques using gaseous agents in laboratory rodents was compiled. Regarding better animal welfare, there is currently insufficient evidence to advocate banning or replacing CO2 in the euthanasia of rodents; however, there are hints that alternative gases are more humane. The exposure to a volatile anaesthetic gas before loss of consciousness has been proposed by some scientific studies to minimize distress; however, the impact of such a measure is not clear. Areas of inconsistency within the euthanasia literature have been highlighted recently and stem from insufficient knowledge, especially regarding the advantages of the administration of isoflurane or sevoflurane over CO2, or other methods, before loss of consciousness. Alternative methods to minimize distress may include the development of techniques aimed at inducing death in the home cage of animals. Scientific outcomes have to be considered before choosing the most suitable euthanasia method to obtain the best results and accomplish the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement).

  6. Anesthesia for Ambulatory Pediatric Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Pilot Study in Burkina Faso.

    Kabré, Yvette B; Traoré, Idriss S S; Kaboré, Flavien A R; Ki, Bertille; Traoré, Alain I; Ouédraogo, Isso; Bandré, Emile; Wandaogo, Albert; Ouédraogo, Nazinigouba


    Long surgical wait times and limited hospital capacity are common obstacles to surgical care in many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Introducing ambulatory surgery might contribute to a solution to these problems. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of introducing ambulatory surgery into a pediatric hospital in SSA. This is a cross-sectional descriptive study that took place over 6 months. It includes all patients assigned to undergo ambulatory surgery in the Pediatric University Hospital in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Eligibility criteria for the ambulatory surgery program included >1 year of age, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 1 status, surgery with a low risk of bleeding, lasting surgery, of whom 515 were elective cases; 115 of these met the criteria for ambulatory surgery; 103 patients, with an average age of 59.74 ± 41.57 months, actually underwent surgery. The principal indications for surgery were inguinal (62) and umbilical (47) hernias. All patients had general anesthesia with halothane. Sixty-five percent also received regional or local anesthesia consisting of caudal block in 79.23% or nerve block in 20.77%. The average duration of surgery was 33 ± 17.47 minutes. No intraoperative complications were noted. All the patients received acetaminophen and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the recovery room. Twelve (11.7%) patients had complications in recovery, principally nausea and vomiting. Eight (7.8%) patients were admitted to the hospital. No serious complications were associated with ambulatory surgery. Its introduction could possibly be a solution to improving pediatric surgical access in low-income countries.

  7. [Clinical features of malignant hyperthermia crisis].

    Cornet, C; Moeller, R; Laxenaire, M C


    Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a pharmacogenetic disorder. It is classically described as a hypermetabolic state triggered by halogenated anaesthetics and/or depolarizing muscle relaxants. In fact, since Denborough and Lovel's case, it has been shown that MH has a great number of clinical forms. The overwhelming picture of muscular hypercatabolism with fulminating hyperthermia and generalized rigidity is becoming rare. A better knowledge of the first symptoms explains in part the better prognosis: masseter spasm after suxamethonium, an increase in expired CO2 concentration, unexplained tachycardia, ventricular arrhythmias. The use of dantrolene reduced the mortality of MH. The different types of clinical manifestations are due to genetic differences, the concentration of the anaesthetic agent, and the length of time of exposure to the drug. The severity of the episode is linked to environmental factors such as stress, physical exercise, ambient temperature, concomitant use of other drugs. Masseter spasm after suxamethonium is specific for MH, but not pathognomonic. It occurs in 1% of cases in children when using halothane with suxamethonium. However, in those patients who displayed such a spasm, more than 50% had a positive contracture test. Masseter spasm is often associated with severe rhabdomyolysis in patients with muscle dystrophy, especially Duchenne's dystrophy. In the latter case, major cardiac problems may occur at the time of anaesthetic induction. Even if there are no other signs of MH, all patients who have had a masseter spasm must be considered as open to doubt, and should be further explored. MH is often difficult to diagnose in medium severity types.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  8. Identification and characterization of conservative organic tracers for use as hydrologic tracers for the Yucca Mountain Site characterization study; Progress report, April 1, 1993--June 30, 1993

    Dombrowski, T.; Stetzenbach, K.


    This report is in two parts one for the fluorinated benzoic acids and one for the fluorinated aliphatic acids. The assumptions made in the report regarding the amount of tracer that will be used, dilution of the tracer during the test and the length of exposure (if any) to individuals drinking the water were made by the authors. These assumptions must really come from the USGS hydrologists in charge of the c-well tracer testing program. Accurate estimates of dilution of the tracer during the test are also important because of solubility limitations of some of the tracers. Three of the difluorobenzoic acids have relatively low solubilities and may not be usable if the dilution estimates are large. The toxicologist that reviewed the document agreed with our conclusion that the fluorinated benzoic and toluic acids do not represent a health hazard if used under the conditions as outlined in the report. We are currently testing 15 of these compounds, and if even if three difluorobenzoic acids cannot be used because of solubility limitations we will still have 12 tracers. The toxicologist felt that the aliphatic fluorinated acids potentially present more of a health risk than the aromatic. This assessment was based on the fact of a known allergic response to halothane anesthetic. This risk, although minimal, is known and he felt that was enough reason to recommend against their use. The authors feel that the toxicologists interpretation of this risk was overly conservative, however, we will not go against his recommendation at this time for the following reasons. First, without the aliphatic compounds we still have 12 to 15 fluorinated aromatic acids which, should be enough for the c-well tests. Second, to get a permit to use aliphatic compounds would undoubtedly require a hearing which could be quite lengthy.

  9. Serotonin concentrations in the lumbosacral spinal cord of the adult rat following microinjection or dorsal surface application.

    Brumley, Michele R; Hentall, Ian D; Pinzon, Alberto; Kadam, Brijesh H; Blythe, Anthony; Sanchez, Francisco J; Taberner, Annette M; Noga, Brian R


    Application of neuroactive substances, including monoamines, is common in studies examining the spinal mechanisms of sensation and behavior. However, affected regions and time courses of transmitter activity are uncertain. We measured the spatial and temporal distribution of serotonin [5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)] in the lumbosacral spinal cord of halothane-anesthetized adult rats, following its intraspinal microinjection or surface application. Carbon fiber microelectrodes (CFMEs) were positioned at various locations in the spinal cord and oxidation currents corresponding to extracellular 5-HT were measured by fast cyclic voltammetry. Intraspinal microinjection of 5-HT (100 microM, 1-3 microl) produced responses that were most pronounced at CFMEs positioned


    K. Montazari


    Full Text Available Hemodynamic changes are major hazards of general anesthesia and are probably generated by direct laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. We designed this prospective randomised study to assess the cardiovascular changes after either laryngeal mask airway (LMA, face mask (FM or endotracheal tube (ETT insertion in the airway management of adult patients anesthetised with nitrous oxide and halothane. A total of 195 healthy normotensive adult patients with normal airways were randomly assigned to one of the three groups according to their airway management (n= 65 each for transurethral lithotripsy procedures. Heart rate (HR, systolic blood pressure (SBP, diastolic blood pressure (DBP and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP values were recorded before the induction of anesthesia, and then every three minutes until 30 min thereafter. The mean maximum HR and MAP values obtained during 15 and 30 minutes after insertion of LMA were 81±13, 73±8 bpm and 82±14, 79 ±11 mmHg, respectively which were significantly smaller compared to those with FM (84±12, 80±6 bpm and 86±10, 83±13 mmHg and ETT (96±8, 88±7 bpm and 91±11, 82±9 mmHg (P< 0.05. Direct stimulation of the trachea appears to be a major cause of the hemodynamic changes associated with tracheal intubation during general anesthesia, but why hemodynamic changes in LMA were smaller than facemask needs further study. In healthy normotensive patients the use of LMA for the airway management during general anesthesia results in a smaller cardiovascular change than FM and ETT.

  11. High pressure and anesthesia: pressure stimulates or inhibits bacterial bioluminescence depending upon temperature.

    Nosaka, S; Kamaya, H; Ueda, I


    Although high pressure is often viewed as a nonspecific stimulus counteracting anesthesia, pressure can either excite or inhibit biological activity depending on the temperature at application. Temperature and pressure are two independent variables that determine equilibrium quantity, e.g., the state of organisms in terms of activity and anesthesia depth. We used the light intensity of luminous bacteria (Vibrio fischeri) as an activity parameter, and studied the effects of pressure and anesthetics on the bacteria's light intensity at various temperatures. The light intensity was greatest at about 30 degrees C at ambient pressure. When the system was pressurized up to 204 atm, the temperature for maximum light intensity was shifted to higher temperatures. Above the optimal temperature for the maximal light intensity, high pressure increased the light intensity. Below the optimal temperature, pressure decreased light intensity. Pressure only shifts the reaction equilibrium to the lower volume state (Le Chatelier's principle). When the volume of the excited state is larger than the resting state, high pressure inhibits excitation, and vice versa. Halothane 0.008 atm and isoflurane 0.021 atm inhibited the light intensity both above and below the optimal temperature. When pressurized, the light intensity increased in the high temperature range but decreased in the low temperature range, as in the control. Thus, high pressure seemingly potentiated the anesthetic action at low temperatures. When the ratio of the light intensity in bacteria exposed to anesthesia and those not exposed to anesthesia was plotted against the pressure, however, the value approached unity in proportion to the pressure increase.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  12. A study of ureteric peristalsis using a single catheter to record EMG, impedance, and pressure changes.

    Roshani, H; Dabhoiwala, N F; Tee, S; Dijkhuis, T; Kurth, K H; Ongerboer de Visser, B W; de Jong, J M; Lamers, W H


    Ureteric peristalsis transports a urinary bolus from the renal pelvis to the bladder. We developed an intraluminal catheter with a pressure transducer on it to study intraluminal pressure changes and a twin bipolar electrode to record the ureteric EMG and impedance (Z) changes during a peristaltic wave. Five female New Yorkshire pigs (50-60 kg) were studied under light halothane anesthesia (5% at induction/1% for maintenance). A steady state of hydration was maintained using intravenous saline infusion. EMG spike burst activity was studied at a 10-cm interval using low (0-30) Hz filters. Impedance between the same electrodes is measured simultaneously in higher frequencies (1-5 KHz) as a function of ureteric motor activity. Pressure generation in the ureteric lumen was also measured simultaneously by a transducer on the same catheter. A digital signal processing program (Poly 4.9) was used for analysis. Parenteral furosemide was used to induce diuresis. Resting ureteric impedance (Z(R)) decreases to Z(B) (Z bolus) during the passage of the urinary bolus. Passage of a contractile zone during a peristaltic wave increases impedance from Z(B) to its Z(R) level and initiates a pressure rise. Bolus length (the length Z(B)) is not constant and decreases distally. EMG corresponds well in time to impedance. Z(R) disappears after infusion of furosemide because of increased urine load and changes of intraluminal ionic environment. The contractile segment of a ureteric peristaltic wave appears to be represented by an elevated Z segment (Z(C)). Pressure rise is recorded only at the beginning of a contractile zone. A specially adapted intraluminal catheter can be used to study peristalsis in the upper urinary tract. One can study all the three components of ureteric peristalsis (excitation, contraction, and intraluminal pressure rise) using such a catheter.

  13. The effect of pre-anaesthetic fasting time and type of food on gastric content volume and acidity in dogs.

    Savvas, Ioannis; Rallis, Timoleon; Raptopoulos, Dimitris


    To investigate the effect of pre-anaesthetic fasting time and variety of food on gastric content (GC) volume and pH in dogs. Randomized, cross-over, prospective experimental study. Fifteen mongrel dogs (nine females and six males 1-4 years old, weighing 10-24.5 kg). Each dog received the same seven treatments in random order: dry food 3 hours before anaesthesia (BA) (treatment 3D), canned food (half daily rate) 3 hours BA (treatment 3C), 0% fat cow milk 3 hours BA (treatment 3M), dry food 10 hours BA (treatment 10D), canned food 10 hours BA (treatment 10C), low fat canned food 10 hours BA (treatment 10F) and low protein canned food 10 hours BA (treatment 10P). All animals were pre-medicated with propionyl promazine and anaesthesia was induced with thiopental sodium and maintained with halothane. GC was aspirated using an orogastric catheter and its volume and pH were measured. Treatment 10F had significantly lower GC pH than all the 3-hour treatments. Treatments 10D and 10P had significantly lower pH than treatments 3D and 3C. Treatment 3M had significantly lower pH than the other 3-hour treatments. Treatment 3D had significantly greater gastric volume than treatments 3M, 10C, 10F and 10P. Canned food at half the daily rate administered 3 hours before anaesthesia did not increase significantly the GC volume compared to the other types of food used. The GC pH was also high. This type of food fed 3 hours before induction of anaesthesia may be of benefit in reduction of the incidence of gastro-oesophageal reflux during anaesthesia in dogs.

  14. Susceptibilidade à hipertermia maligna em três pacientes com síndrome maligna por neurolépticos Malignant hyperthermia susceptibility in three patients with malignant neuroleptic syndrome



    Full Text Available A hipertermia maligna caracteriza-se por hipertermia, rigidez muscular, rabdomiólise, acidose e insuficiência de múltiplos órgãos. A hipertermia maligna anestésica decorre da exposição a halogenados e/ou relaxantes musculares despolarizantes. O método padrão para diagnosticar a suscetibilidade à hipertermia maligna é o teste da contratura muscular in vitro em resposta ao halotano e à cafeína. A síndrome maligna por neurolépticos caracteriza-se por hipertermia, síndrome extrapiramidal, acidose, instabilidade neurovegetativa e alterações neurológicas. Descrevemos três pacientes com síndrome maligna por neurolépticos e testes de contratura muscular positivos. Esse achado demonstra que ocasionalmente o músculo de pacientes com síndrome maligna por neurolépticos pode mostrar as alterações encontradas na hipertermia maligna anestésica.Hyperthermia, skeletal muscle rigidity, rhabdomyolysis, acidosis and multiple system insufficiency characterize malignant hyperthermia. Anaesthetic malignant hyperthermia follows halogenated volatile agents and/or depolarizing muscle relaxants utilization. Diagnosis is based on in vitro muscle contracture in response to halothane and/or caffeine exposure. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome affects patients taking neuroleptic drugs; clinical findings include hyperthermia, extrapyramidal rigidity, acidosis, neurovegetative instability and neurological signs. We report three neuroleptic malignant syndrome patients with positive muscle contracture tests which shows that muscle from neuroleptic malignant syndrome patients may in some instances show alterations similar to those of anaesthetic malignant hyperthermia.

  15. Volatile anesthetic action in a computational model of the thalamic reticular nucleus.

    Gottschalk, Allan; Miotke, Sam A


    Although volatile anesthetics (VAs) modulate the activity of multiple ion channels, the process whereby one or more of these effects are integrated to produce components of the general anesthetic state remains enigmatic. Computer models offer the opportunity to examine systems level effects of VA action at one or more sites. Motivated by the role of the thalamus in consciousness and sensory processing, a computational model of the thalamic reticular nucleus was used to determine the collective impact on model behavior of VA action at multiple sites. A computational model of the thalamic reticular nucleus was modified to permit VA modulation of its ion channels. Isobolographic analysis was used to determine how multiple sites interact. VA modulation of either T-type Ca(2+) channels or gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptors led to increased network synchrony. VA modulation of both further increased network synchronization. VA-induced decrements in Ca(2+) current permitted greater impact of inhibitory currents on membrane potential, but at higher VA concentrations the decrease in Ca(2+) current led to a decreased number of spikes in the burst generating the inhibitory signal. MAC-awake (the minimum alveolar concentration at which 50% of subjects will recover consciousness) concentrations of both isoflurane and halothane led to similar levels of network synchrony in the model. Relatively modest VA effects at both T-type Ca(2+) channels and gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptors can substantially alter network behavior in a computational model of a thalamic nucleus. The similarity of network behavior at MAC-awake concentrations of different VAs is consistent with a contribution of the thalamus to VA-induced unconsciousness through action at these channels.

  16. Spontaneous hyperactivity in mutant mice lacking the NMDA receptor GluRepsilon1 subunit is aggravated during exposure to 0.1 MAC sevoflurane and is preserved after emergence from sevoflurane anaesthesia.

    Petrenko, A B; Kohno, T; Wu, J; Sakimura, K; Baba, H


    Patients who awake from sevoflurane anaesthesia with symptoms of agitation may have some underlying functional substrate that is sensitive to the low concentrations of anaesthetic encountered during emergence. One candidate for such a substrate could be neurocircuitry implied in the pathophysiology of both agitation and movement disorders with hyperactivity. We postulated that hyperactive animals would show a further increase in activity in the presence of low concentrations of volatile anaesthetics, such as sevoflurane. To confirm our hypothesis, we examined the effects of two subanaesthetic concentrations of sevoflurane, isoflurane and halothane (0.1 and 0.2 MAC (minimum alveolar concentration)) on spontaneous activity in N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor GluRepsilon1 subunit knockout mice exhibiting locomotor hyperactivity in a novel environment and compared these results with those for wild-type controls. We also compared the effects of anaesthetic concentrations of sevoflurane (1.2 MAC) on mice activity during postanaesthesia recovery. Out of the three anaesthetics used, only sevoflurane administered at 0.1 MAC caused a significantly different response between the two experimental groups. Exposure to this subanaesthetic concentration of sevoflurane reduced the activity of wild-type mice, whereas mutant animals showed a further increase in hyperactivity. The effects of 1.2 MAC sevoflurane anaesthesia on mice activity during postanaesthesia recovery also differed significantly between the two genotypes. Exposure to anaesthetic concentrations of sevoflurane had a sedative effect on wild-type mice, whereas mutant mice preserved their high levels of activity upon emergence from the anaesthesia. The presence of an inherent anomaly in mutant mice that becomes more manifest during exposure to 0.1 MAC sevoflurane and is still present after the emergence from sevoflurane anaesthesia suggests the presence of and necessitates a search for some putative substrate that may, by

  17. The locations and activities of medullary neurons associated with ruminant forestomach motility.

    Harding, R; Leek, B F


    1. Neuronal activity bearing a temporal relationship with spontaneous reticulo-ruminal movements was recorded with micro-electrodes from the medulla oblongata in halothane-anaesthetized sheep. Recording sites were located histologically after causing electro-coagulation at the micro-electrode tip.2. One hundred and forty-four gastric units were recorded from the dorsal vagal nucleus and up to 1 mm dorsal and lateral to the nucleus between transverse planes 1 mm caudal, and 4 mm rostral, to the obex. It is considered that records were obtained from the regions of cell bodies.3. The discharges of thirty-two vagal preganglionic motoneurones were identified by an antidromic collision technique. Conduction velocities ranged from 10-26 m/sec. They were located in the dorsal vagal nucleus and up to 0.5 mm dorsal and lateral to the nucleus. The majority of motoneurones innervated either the reticulum or the rumen. One ruminal unit discharged during both primary and secondary cycle movements.4. One hundred and twelve units which were not orthodromically or antidromically activated by stimulating the vagus nerves were considered to be interneurones. Four types were distinguishable on the basis of their patterns of discharge during primary cycle movements.5. The discharges of Type A interneurones resembled those of gastric motoneurones, having no resting discharge between contraction cycles. Their discharges were temporally related to either reticular contractions or rumen contractions during primary and secondary cycle movements.6. Types B and C interneurones have resting discharges which, respectively, increased and either decreased or stopped during each primary cycle movement.7. Discharges of only three units identified as interneurones resembled the discharges of gastric vagal afferent units.

  18. Sepsis does not alter red blood cell glucose metabolism or Na+ concentration: A 2H-, 23Na-NMR study

    Hotchkiss, R.S.; Song, S.K.; Ling, C.S.; Ackerman, J.J.; Karl, I.E. (Washington Univ. School of Medicine, St. Louis (USA))


    The effects of sepsis on intracellular Na+ concentration ((Na+)i) and glucose metabolism were examined in rat red blood cells (RBCs) by using 23Na- and 2H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Sepsis was induced in 15 halothane-anesthetized female Sprague-Dawley rats by using the cecal ligation and perforation technique; 14 control rats underwent cecal manipulation without ligation. The animals were fasted for 36 h, but allowed free access to water. At 36 h postsurgery, RBCs were examined by 23Na-NMR by using dysprosium tripolyphosphate as a chemical shift reagent. Human RBCs from 17 critically ill nonseptic patients and from 7 patients who were diagnosed as septic were also examined for (Na+)i. Five rat RBC specimens had (Na+)i determined by both 23Na-NMR and inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES). For glucose metabolism studies, RBCs from septic and control rats were suspended in modified Krebs-Henseleit buffer containing (6,6-2H2)glucose and examined by 2H-NMR. No significant differences in (Na+)i or glucose utilization were found in RBCs from control or septic rats. There were no differences in (Na+)i in the two groups of patients. The (Na+)i determined by NMR spectroscopy agreed closely with measurements using ICP-AES and establish that 100% of the (Na+)i of the RBC is visible by NMR. Glucose measurements determined by 2H-NMR correlated closely (correlation coefficient = 0.93) with enzymatic analysis. These studies showed no evidence that sepsis disturbed RBC membrane function or metabolism.

  19. Role of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease as risk factor for drug-induced hepatotoxicity

    Massart, Julie; Begriche, Karima; Moreau, Caroline; Fromenty, Bernard


    Background Obesity is often associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which refers to a large spectrum of hepatic lesions including fatty liver, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis. Different investigations showed or suggested that obesity and NAFLD are able to increase the risk of hepatotoxicity of different drugs. Some of these drugs could induce more frequently an acute hepatitis in obese individuals whereas others could worsen pre-existing NAFLD. Aim The main objective of the present review was to collect the available information regarding the role of NAFLD as risk factor for drug-induced hepatotoxicity. For this purpose, we performed a data-mining analysis using different queries including drug-induced liver injury (or DILI), drug-induced hepatotoxicity, fatty liver, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (or NAFLD), steatosis and obesity. The main data from the collected articles are reported in this review and when available, some pathophysiological hypotheses are put forward. Relevance for patients Drugs that could pose a potential risk in obese patients include compounds belonging to different pharmacological classes such as acetaminophen, halothane, methotrexate, rosiglitazone, stavudine and tamoxifen. For some of these drugs, experimental investigations in obese rodents confirmed the clinical observations and unveiled different pathophysiological mechanisms which could explain why these pharmaceuticals are particularly hepatotoxic in obesity and NAFLD. Other drugs such as pentoxifylline, phenobarbital and omeprazole might also pose a risk but more investigations are required to determine whether this risk is significant or not. Because obese people often take several drugs for the treatment of different obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia and coronary heart disease, it is urgent to identify the main pharmaceuticals that can cause acute hepatitis on a fatty liver background or induce NAFLD worsening

  20. Endothelial dysfunction and decreased vascular responsiveness in the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient model of osteoarthritis.

    Miller, Daniel; Forrester, Kevin; Hart, David A; Leonard, Catherine; Salo, Paul; Bray, Robert C


    Chronic inflammation associated with osteoarthritis (OA) may alter normal vascular responses and contribute to joint degradation. Vascular responses to vasoactive mediators were evaluated in the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient knee. Chronic joint instability and progressive OA were induced in rabbit knees by surgical transection of the ACL. Under halothane anesthesia, laser speckle perfusion imaging (LSPI) was used to measure MCL blood flow in unoperated control (n = 12) and 6-wk ACL-transected knees (n = 12). ACh, bradykinin, histamine, substance P (SP), and prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) were applied to the MCL vasculature in topical boluses of 100 microl (dose range 10(-14) to 10(-8) mol). In normal joints, ACh, bradykinin, histamine, and PGE(2) evoked a dilatory response. Substance P caused a biphasic response that was dilatory from 10(-14) to 10(-11) mol and constricting at higher doses. In ACL-deficient knees, ACh, bradykinin, histamine, and SP decreased perfusion, whereas PGE(2) had a biphasic response that decreased perfusion at 10(-14) to 10(-11) mol and was dilatory at higher concentrations. Sodium nitroprusside increased perfusion in resting and phenylephrine-precontracted vessels with no significant differences between ACL-transected and control knees. Femoral artery occlusion and release increased perfusion by 74.3 +/- 11.1% in control knees but only by 25.8 +/- 4.4% in ACL-deficient knees. The altered responsiveness of the MCL vasculature to these inflammatory mediators may indicate endothelial dysfunction in the MCL, which may contribute to the progression and severity of OA and to the adaptation of the joint in an altered mechanical environment.

  1. Small molecule distribution in rat lung: a comparison of various cryoprotectants as inflation media and their applicability to MSI.

    Baijnath, Sooraj; Shobo, Adeola; Bester, Linda A; Singh, Sanil D; Kruger, Gert; Naicker, Tricia; Govender, Thavendran


    Given the recent explosion of mass spectrometric imaging (MSI), it has become easier to assess drug tissue localisation without the use of radiolabeling and other more complex methods (such as PET and MRI). For MSI tissue preparation is of utmost importance, however, the lung in particular does pose some difficulties with imaging since it is made up of a number of air-filled alveoli. These organs are known to collapse when the thoracic cavity is pierced, losing its structural integrity and giving poor histological representation for drug distribution analysis. The use of cryoprotectants as a tissue inflation media will aid in the preservation of the lung's structural integrity during MSI experiments involving small molecule distribution. Various established cryoprotectants (DMSO, PvP, ethylene glycol, sucrose, DMEM, control serum, OCT) were selected as lung inflation media for MSI analysis of gatifloxacin (GAT). Female Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with GAT (10 mg/kg b.w) via i.p. injection. After 15 min the animals were terminated by halothane overdose, and each set of tissue inflated with a specific agent. Cryosections were made and MSI conducted to determine drug tissue distribution. During the early stages of the experimental procedure some crypreservatives were eliminated due to difficulties with sample preparation. While others displayed excellent preservation of the tissue structure and integrity. Following MSI analysis, some agents showed homogenous drug distribution while some displayed heterogeneous distribution favoring the basal periphery. Taking into account the physiology of the lung and previous MRI investigations of its perfusion, it is expected that a systemically administered drug would localize in the basal areas. DMSO and DMEM proved to display this distribution pattern while keeping structural integrity intact. However, the later was ruled out since it showed complete suppression of GAT in solution. From the cryoprotectants selected for this

  2. [Rocuronium or vecuronium for intubation for short operations in the preschool age? Effects on time in the operating room and postoperative phase].

    Pestel, G; Uhlig, T; Unrein, H; Rothhammer, A


    This prospective randomized study compares the effects of rocuronium (R) and vecuronium (V) on the early postoperative period in infants. Forty-eight infants between the ages of three and six, scheduled for elective ENT procedures, were studied after prior approval of local ethics committee and informed parental consent. All children were premedicated with chlorprotixene and belladonna. Anaesthesia was induced with 5 mg/kg thiopentone and 1 vol.-% halothane. Subsequently, 0.4 mg/kg rocuronium or 0.075 mg/kg vecuronium were administered, respectively. Anaesthesia and post-operative care were conducted by independent anaesthetists, who were unaware of the drug used and of the relaxometric data obtained. All children were monitored in the recovery room by pulse oximetry until they reached a Steward Score of 6. Demographic data did not differ between the groups. No differences were recorded between the non-depolarizing relaxants regarding intubation time (R: 24.1 +/- 4.2 min, V: 25.8 +/- 6.8 min) and the time interval from end extubation to leaving the operating theatre (R: 2.3 +/- 0.8 min, V: 2.6 +/- 1.2 min), respectively. Similarly, no differences in SaO2 were noted during the recovery period in the recovery room. Significant differences between the non-depolarizing relaxants were found in the TOF-ratios at extubation (R: 0.73 +/- 0.31 min, V: 0.48 +/- 0.34 min) and arrival in the recovery room (R: 0.88 +/- 0.21 min, V: 0.69 +/- 0.26 min). 0.4 mg/kg Rocuronium and 0.075 mg/kg vecuronium can be used for intubation during short operations on pre-school children. Rocuronium may be the better alternative, due to its faster neuromuscular recovery properties.

  3. Real-time measurement and control of waste anesthetic gases during veterinary surgeries

    Burkhart, J.E.; Stobbe, T.J. (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV (USA))


    Veterinary clinics are typically small businesses without access to sophisticated occupational safety and health programs that may exist for larger firms or hospitals. Exposures to waste anesthetic gases have been linked to a myriad of adverse health-related conditions. Excessive exposures to anesthetic agents are possible because many of the clinics use portable gas delivery carts that are not designed to capture waste gases. While scavenging systems are available to remove waste anesthetic gases, the cost may be prohibitive for smaller clinics and the effectiveness of these systems has not been fully established in veterinary clinics. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends limiting exposures to nitrous oxide (N2O) to a time-weighted average (TWA) concentration of 25 ppm and halogenated agents to 2 ppm. The NIOSH TWA is based on the weight of the agent collected from a 45-L air sample by charcoal adsorption over a sampling period not to exceed 1 hr. The NIOSH criteria state that, in most situations, control of N2O to the TWA as defined will result in levels of approximately 0.5 ppm of the halogenated agent. At present, no Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure level (PEL) exists for exposure to anesthetic agents; nor do specific recommendations exist for veterinary scavenging systems. Waste anesthetic gas exposures were determined using a modified MIRAN 1A at five veterinary clinics operating within the Morgantown, West Virginia, vicinity. For unscavenged systems of methoxyflurane and halothane, 1-hr time-weighted average exposures ranged from 0.5 to 45.5 ppm and 0.2 to 105.4 ppm, respectively.

  4. Comparison of two surgical techniques for creating an acute myocardial infarct in rats

    Luiz Guilherme Achcar Capriglione


    Full Text Available Objective: To perform a comparative assessment of two surgical techniques that are used creating an acute myocardial infarc by occluding the left anterior descending coronary artery in order to generate rats with a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 40%. Methods: The study was completely randomized and comprised 89 halothane-anaesthetised rats, which were divided into three groups. The control group (SHAM comprised fourteen rats, whose left anterior descending coronary artery was not occluded. Group 1 (G1: comprised by 35 endotracheally intubated and mechanically ventilated rats, whose left anterior descending coronary artery was occluded. Group 2 (G2: comprised 40 rats being manually ventilated using a nasal respirator whose left anterior descending coronary artery was occluded. Other differences between the two techniques include the method of performing the thoracotomy and removing the pericardium in order to expose the heart, and the use of different methods and suture types for closing the thorax. Seven days after surgery, the cardiac function of all surviving rats was determined by echocardiography. Results: No rats SHAM group had progressed to death or had left ventricular ejection fraction less than 40%. Nine of the 16 surviving G1 rats (56.3% and six of the 20 surviving G2 rats (30% had a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 40%. Conclusion: The results indicate a tendency of the technique used in G1 to be better than in G2. This improvement is probably due to the greater duration of the open thorax, which reduces the pressure over time from the surgeon, allowing occlusion of left anterior descending coronary artery with higher accuracy.

  5. Effects of pig age at market weight and magnesium supplementation through drinking water on pork quality.

    Frederick, B R; van Heugten, E; See, M T


    Thirty-two halothane-negative pigs (109 +/- 0.6 kg of BW) were used to determine the effect of pig age at marketing (and thus growth rate), and magnesium supplementation through drinking water, on pork quality. Two initial groups of 50 pigs that differed by 30 +/- 2 d of age were fed diets to meet or exceed nutrient requirements beginning at 28 kg of BW. Sixteen average, representative pigs were selected from each group to represent older, slow-growing pigs and younger, fast-growing pigs. For the duration of the study, pigs were individually penned, provided 2.7 kg of feed (0.12% Mg) daily, and allowed free access to water. After 7 d of adjustment, pigs were blocked by sex and BW and allotted to 0 or 900 mg of supplemental Mg/L as MgSO4 in drinking water for 2 d before slaughter. All 32 pigs were then transported (110 km) to a commercial abattoir on the same day and slaughtered 2.5 h after arrival. Longissimus and semimembranosus (SM) chops were packaged and stored to simulate display storage for fluid loss and Minolta color determinations at 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 d. Two remaining sections of the LM were vacuum-packaged and stored at 4 degrees C for 25 or 50 d. Fast- (younger) and slow- (older) growing pigs differed by 27 +/- 0.3 d of age (153 and 180 +/- 0.3 d; P 0.10). Surface exudate of the SM from older pigs was lower than that of younger pigs (61 vs. 74 +/- 6 mg; P = 0.05) but was not different for the LM (P = 0.22). The LM from older pigs displayed for 4 and 8 d; P water for 2 d did not affect pork quality of either older, slower growing pigs or younger, faster growing pigs.

  6. Description and validation of an in situ autoperfusion method to determine nutrient absorption and metabolism in bovine small intestine.

    Murray, R A; Nocek, J E; Schwab, C G; Hylton, W E; Bozak, C K


    Holstein bull calves, 8 to 12 wk of age, were anesthetized with halothane gas. An approximate 20-cm section of small intestine, 60 to 90 cm proximal to the ileocecal junction was clamped to isolate blood circulation to a single set of arcuate vessels and to form an intestinal segment fitted for infusion and drainage. The vein was catheterized to allow total venous collection. Donor blood was transfused via jugular vein to replace venous drainage. This technique was evaluated in four calves by exposing the lumen to eight replications (12 or 20 min incubation, 30-min wash with 39 C saline) of 16 mM L-Met (14C-labeled). Time course appearance of Met in venous blood indicated similar rates and patterns of absorption for individual calves. There were no clinically significant alterations in jugular blood chemistry profiles across replications. Four calves were used to evaluate the effect of three isotonic perfusion media (saline, Krebs-Ringer bicarbonate and M-199 tissue culture media) on Lys and Met absorption. Venous flow rates and absorption of Lys were faster with Krebs buffer than with other media. Perfusate medium did not influence venous flow rates or absorption of Met. Effect of restricting venous flow on absorption of Lys and Met was evaluated in two calves. Flow was alternately controlled (6.5 ml/min) or allowed to flow freely (mean = 12.2 ml/min). Restricting flow decreased steady-state absorption. Light and scanning microscopy indicated maintenance of mucosal tissue integrity throughout 8 h of anesthesia. Results demonstrate validity of the in situ technique to study nutrient absorption in the young bovine.

  7. A comparative evaluation of thoracic and lumbar epidural fentanyl for post thoracotomy pain.

    Swaroop N


    Full Text Available Thirty patients undergoing closed mitral valvotomy were prospectively randomised to receive either thoracic or lumbar epidural catheter. General anaesthesia consisted of morphine sulphate 0.15 mg/kg (single dose given before skin incision, thiopentone sodium 4-6 mg/kg, vecuronium and halothane titrated to stable haemodynamics. In the immediate postoperative period, pain was assessed by VAS (visual analogue scale and VRS (verbal ranking score and an epidural fentanyl bolus of 1.5 microg/kg was given followed by an infusion of 0.4 microg/kg/hr. Pain was assessed after 30 min and if pain relief was still inadequate, another fentanyl bolus of 1 microg/kg was administered, followed by an increase in infusion rate to 0.6 microg/kg/hr. If two consecutive pain scores were satisfactory (VAS <4, VRS <1 maintenance dose of fentanyl was decreased by 0.2 microg/kg/hr. Thoracic group received significantly less total dose of fentanyl in 24 hrs period (446.7 +/- 101.70microg compared with the lumbar group (705.33 +/- 181.03microg (p<0.01. The mean infusion rate was also significantly less in the thoracic group as compared with the lumbar group (0.44 +/- 0.08microg/kg/hr vs 0.61 +/- 11microg/kg/hr, p<0.001. The side effects were comparable between both the groups and none of the patients had significant respiratory depression. The data suggest that thoracic epidural fentanyl infusion is superior to lumbar infusion for post thoracotomy pain relief because of smaller dose requirement.

  8. Hyperalgesic effect of subarachnoid administration of phentolamine in mice

    Desiré Carlos Callegari


    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Painful phenomenon is one of the most important and complex experiences. Phentolamine is a non-selective alpha-adrenergic antagonist. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of increasing doses of phentolamine into subarachnoid space in rats in the modulation of painful phenomenon. METHODS: 84 male Wistar rats were divided into formalin and plantar incision groups, subdivided into six subgroups (n = 7. Control group received only saline (10 µL; active subgroups received phentolamine 10 µmg (GF10, 20 mg (GF20, 30 mg (GF30, 40 mg (GF40, and 50 g (GF50. In formalin group, pain was induced by injection of 50 µL of 2% formalin in dorsal region of right posterior paw. In plantar incision group, pain was induced by plantar incision and evaluated using von Frey filaments. Induction and maintenance of anesthesia were performed with 3% halothane for catheter placement into subarachnoid space and plantar incision. Statistical analysis was performed using the JMP program from SAS with 5% significance level. RESULTS: Phentolamine at doses of 20 and 30 g increased the algesic response in the intermediate phase of the formalin test. In plantar incision test, it had hyperalgic effect on first, third, fifth, and seventh days at a dose of 10 g and on first, third, and fifth days at a dose of 20 g and on fifth day at a dose of 30 g. CONCLUSION: Subarachnoid administration of phentolamine showed hyperalgesic effect, possibly due to the involvement of different subclasses of alpha-adrenergic receptors in modulating pain pathways.

  9. Hipertermia maligna

    Carlos Vilaplana Santaló


    Full Text Available La hipertermia maligna es un desorden hipermetabólico de los músculos esqueléticos, caracterizado por hipercalcemia intracelular y consumo rápido de adenosín trifosfato; esta condición se desencadena por la exposición a 1 o más agentes anestésicos precipitantes incluidos halotano, enflurano, isoflurano, desflurano, sevoflurano y el succinilcolina. Los síntomas de esta afección pueden presentarse en el quirófano o en la Unidad de Cuidados Posanestésicos y se caracteriza por aparición súbita de taquicardia, taquipnea, hipertensión, hipercapnia, hipertermia, acidosis y rigidez musculoesquelética. El dantroleno atenúa la elevación del calcio intracelular y puede ser administrado de forma profiláctica o inmediatamente que se sospeche el diagnóstico. Con el objetivo de conocer las bases fisiopatológicas de este síndrome y las pautas de tratamiento más empleadas se realizó una exhaustiva revisión bibliográficaMalignant hyperthermia is a hypermetabolic disorder of the skeletal muscles, characterized by intracellular hypercalcemia and rapid consumption of adenosine triphosphate. This condition appears as a result of the exposure to 1 or more precipitating anesthetic agents, including halothane, enflurane, isoflurane, desflurane, sevoflurane and succinylcholine. The symptoms of this affection may be present in the operating room or in the Unit of Postanesthetic Care and it is characterized by the sudden appearance of thachycardia, tachypnea, hypertensiion, hypercapnia, hyperthermia, acidosis and muscoloskeletal rigidity. Dantrolene attenuates the elevation of intracellular calcium and may be prophylactically administered or as soon as the diagnosis is suspected. In order to know the physiopathological basis of this syndrome and the most used treatment patterns, an exhaustive bibliographic review was made

  10. Reduced anesthetic requirements, diminished brain plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase pumping, and enhanced brain synaptic plasma membrane phospholipid methylation in diabetic rats: effects of insulin.

    Janicki, P K; Horn, J L; Singh, G; Janson, V E; Franks, W T; Franks, J J


    We have recently reported that streptozocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in rats was associated with i) reduced Ca2+ pumping by rat brain synaptic plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase (PMCA) and ii) a substantial reduction in the partial pressures of halothane and xenon required to prevent movement in response to stimulation (minimum effective dose or MED). MED for both agents correlated well with the degree of hemoglobin glycation and with PMCA activity. We now report that MEDs for isoflurane, enflurane, and desflurane were also substantially reduced in STZ-diabetic rats, compared with placebo-injected controls. In addition, we examined the effect of insulin treatment, begun 2 weeks after induction of diabetes and continued for 3 more weeks, on isoflurane MED and on brain synaptic PMCA and phospholipid-N-methyltransferase I (PLMT I), another enzyme altered by inhalation anesthetics (IA). Partial treatment of diabetes, as indicated by decreased glycated hemoglobin (GHb) compared to untreated diabetic rats, was associated with an isoflurane MED of 1.05 vol%, intermediate between a control mean of 1.57 vol% and an untreated diabetic mean of 0.82 vol% (p SPM from diabetic rats did not differ from control values, but PMCA pumping in SPM from the D-M was reduced to about 85% of control levels. Good correlation (r = 0.89, p < 0.01) was found between isoflurane MED and GHb in all treatment groups. These findings provide further evidence for an important role for PMCA in IA action. They also suggest that anesthetic effects on the calcium pump at specific anatomic sites may be of major importance in producing anesthesia.

  11. Evaluation of pharmacological efficacy of anti-edema agents in a rat cerebral infarction model by MRI image analysis

    Izumi, Yoshio; Haida, Munetaka; Kurita, Daisaku; Shinohara, Yukito [Tokai Univ., Isehara, Kanagawa (Japan). School of Medicine; Sugiura, Takeo


    We investigated the efficacy of drugs used to treat brain edema in a rat acute cerebral infarction model by MRI image analysis. Twenty-six Sprague-Dawley rats were anesthetized with halothane, and the right middle cerebral artery was permanently occluded via a transvascular approach using a nylon 2-0 suture. At 24 hours after the occlusion, axial T{sub 2}-weighted MRI images were taken before and 2 hours after intraperitoneal administration of a test drug. After the administration of 1.7 g/kg glycerol (n=9), 3.3 g/kg mannitol (n=9) or 17 mg/kg furosemide (n=8), the high intensity area (HIA) in the whole brain amounted to 92% (p<0.01), 94% (p=0.07), or 95% (p=0.03), respectively as compared to the corresponding HIA before administration. The HIA in the cerebral cortex amounted to 87% (p<0.01), 89% (p=0.03), or 98% (p=0.47), and that in the striatum to 102%, 106%, or 87% (p<0.05), respectively. The signal intensity change (before{yields}after) was 54{yields}49 (p<0.01), 54{yields}50 (p<0.01), or 55{yields}54 in the left side normal cortex; 102{yields}97 (p<0.0l), 100{yields}98, or 98{yields}97 in the injured side cortex; and 100{yields}93 (p<0.0l), 94{yields}88 (p=0.03), or 94{yields}94 in the injured side striatum, respectively. Improvement of edema by the drugs was observed as a reduction in HIA and a decrease in signal intensity on MRI, and the changes were significant in the case of administration of each of glycerol, mannitol and furosemide. (author)

  12. Development of three Drosophila melanogaster strains with different sensitivity to volatile anesthetics

    LIU Jin; HU Zhao-yang; YE Qi-quan; DAI Shuo-hua


    Background The mechanisms of action for volatile anesthetics remain unknown for centuries partly owing to the insufficient or ineffective research models. We designed this study to develop three strains derived from a wild-type Drosophila melanogaster with different sensitivities to volatile anesthetics, which may ultimately facilitate molecular and genetic studies of the mechanism involved.Methods Median effective doses (ED50) of sevoflurane in seven-day-old virgin female and male wild-type Drosophila melanogaster were determined. The sensitive males and females of percentile 6-10 were cultured for breeding sensitive offspring (S1). So did median ones of percentile 48-52 for breeding median offspring (M1), resistant ones of percentile 91-95 for breeding resistant offspring (R1). Process was repeated through 31 generations, in the 37th generation, S37,M37 and R37 were used to determine ED50 for enflurane, isoflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane, halothane, methoxyflurane,chloroform and trichloroethylene, then ED50 values were correlated with minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) values in human.Results From a wild-type Drosophila melanogaster we were able to breed three strains with high, median and low sevoflurane requirements. The ratio of sevoflurane requirements of three strains were 1.20:1.00:0.53 for females and 1.22:1.00:0.72 for males. Strains sensitive, median and resistant to sevoflurane were also sensitive, median and resistant to other volatile anesthetics. For eight anesthetics, ED50 values in three strains correlated directly with MAC values in human.Conclusions Three Drosophila me/anogaster strains with high, median and low sensitivity to volatile anesthetics, but with same hereditary background were developed. The ED50 are directly correlated with MAC in human for eight volatile anesthetics.

  13. [Atypical reaction to anesthesia in Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy].

    Silva, Helga Cristina Almeida da; Hiray, Marcia; Vainzof, Mariz; Schmidt, Beny; Oliveira, Acary Souza Bulle; Amaral, José Luiz Gomes do


    Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy affects skeletal muscles and leads to progressive muscle weakness and risk of atypical anesthetic reactions following exposure to succinylcholine or halogenated agents. The aim of this report is to describe the investigation and diagnosis of a patient with Becker muscular dystrophy and review the care required in anesthesia. Male patient, 14 years old, referred for hyperCKemia (chronic increase of serum creatine kinase levels - CK), with CK values of 7,779-29,040IU.L(-1) (normal 174IU.L(-1)). He presented with a discrete delay in motor milestones acquisition (sitting at 9 months, walking at 18 months). He had a history of liver transplantation. In the neurological examination, the patient showed difficulty in walking on one's heels, myopathic sign (hands supported on the thighs to stand), high arched palate, calf hypertrophy, winged scapulae, global muscle hypotonia and arreflexia. Spirometry showed mild restrictive respiratory insufficiency (forced vital capacity: 77% of predicted). The in vitro muscle contracture test in response to halothane and caffeine was normal. Muscular dystrophy analysis by Western blot showed reduced dystrophin (20% of normal) for both antibodies (C and N-terminal), allowing the diagnosis of Becker muscular dystrophy. On preanesthetic assessment, the history of delayed motor development, as well as clinical and/or laboratory signs of myopathy, should encourage neurological evaluation, aiming at diagnosing subclinical myopathies and planning the necessary care to prevent anesthetic complications. Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy, although it does not increase susceptibility to MH, may lead to atypical fatal reactions in anesthesia. Copyright © 2017 Sociedade Brasileira de Anestesiologia. Publicado por Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  14. [Initial experiences with propofol (Disoprivan) for anesthesia induction in pediatric anesthesia].

    Motsch, J; Must, W; Hutschenreuter, K


    Propofol is a new intravenous anesthetic agent that provides smooth and rapid induction of anesthesia. A short elimination half-life guarantees rapid recovery. Since it has been reformulated as an emulsion in soya bean oil, anaphylactoid reactions are unlikely to occur. As compared to adults, there is very little experience with propofol in pediatric anesthesia. The aim of this study was to evaluate propofol as an induction agent in children with respect to cardiovascular and respiratory effects and to investigate the incidence of other side-effects. METHOD. In 25 ASA I children aged 3-12 years (6.4 +/- 2.7 SD) anesthesia was induced with a single dose of propofol, after standard premedication with atropine 0.01 mg/kg and Thalamonal 0.04 ml/kg. Anesthesia was maintained with halothane, nitrous oxide, and oxygen. Blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) were measured before and each minute for 6 min after propofol administration. The incidence of side-effects during induction of anesthesia as well as during recovery and the postoperative period were recorded. RESULTS. Propofol 2.5 mg/kg produced rapid and smooth induction of anesthesia. Mean arterial pressure decreased after 1 min by 14.3% with a maximum of 16.8% after 3 min. HR was influenced differently by propofol; children with initially high HR had a decrease in HR, whereas in children with a low initial rate, HR increased transiently. After 1 min, no further changes occurred. Although no apnea was observed, respiration was shallow and depressed, as indicated by a decrease in SaO2. Two children complained of pain and 4 of discomfort at the site of the injection; 1 of these developed transient phlebitis.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  15. Modeling sharp wave-ripple complexes through a CA3-CA1 network model with chemical synapses.

    Taxidis, Jiannis; Coombes, Stephen; Mason, Robert; Owen, Markus R


    The hippocampus, and particularly the CA3 and CA1 areas, exhibit a variety of oscillatory rhythms that span frequencies from the slow theta range (4-10 Hz) up to fast ripples (200 Hz). Various computational models of different complexities have been developed in an effort to simulate such population oscillations. Nevertheless the mechanism that underlies the so called Sharp Wave-Ripple complex (SPWR), observed in extracellular recordings in CA1, still remains elusive. We present here, the combination of two simple but realistic models of the rat CA3 and CA1 areas, connected together in a feedforward scheme mimicking Schaffer collaterals. Both network models are computationally simple one-dimensional arrays of excitatory and inhibitory populations interacting only via fast chemical synapses. Connectivity schemes and postsynaptic potentials are based on physiological data, yielding a realistic network topology. The CA3 model exhibits quasi-synchronous population bursts, which give rise to sharp wave-like deep depolarizations in the CA1 dendritic layer accompanied by transient field oscillations at ≈ 150-200 Hz in the somatic layer. The frequency and synchrony of these oscillations is based on interneuronal activity and fast-decaying recurrent inhibition in CA1. Pyramidal cell spikes are sparse and come from a subset of cells receiving stronger than average excitatory input from CA3. The model is shown to accurately reproduce a large number of basic characteristics of SPWRs and yields a new mechanism for the generation of ripples, offering an interpretation to a range of neurophysiological observations, such as the ripple disruption by halothane and the selective firing of pyramidal cells during ripples, which may have implications for memory consolidation during SPWRs.

  16. Equine postanesthetic forelimb lameness: intracompartmental muscle pressure changes and biochemical patterns.

    Lindsay, W A; McDonell, W; Bignell, W


    Intracompartmental muscle pressures were recorded from the right and left forelimbs (extensor carpi radialis, triceps brachii) of healthy horses maintained in left lateral recumbency while under deep halothane anesthesia for 180 to 240 minutes. Cardiac output, blood pressure, blood gases, and acid-base status were monitored throughout the anesthesia, and electrolyte levels (Ca2+, P+, K+, Cl-, Na+) and enzyme activities (aspartate aminotransferase (AST), creatine phosphokinase (CPK), and blood lactate) were monitored for 7 days. Postanesthetic forelimb lameness was produced in 5 of the 6 horses with this prolonged anesthetic regime. This lameness was associated with muscle plaque formation and clinical signs which were similar to the forelimb lameness sometimes seen in horses after surgical anesthesia. Plasma protein, serum calcium, plasma sodium, and blood urea nitrogen concentrations did not change, whereas significantly increased hematocrit, plasma potassium, and serum inorganic phosphate values were seen at the end of anesthesia, along with a decrease in plasma chloride values. Blood lactate, serum AST, and serum CPK activities were significantly high in the postanesthetic period, although the sequence of the changes differed. Intracompartmental muscle pressures were higher in the left forelimb adjacent to the floor (contact limb), and in the instance of the triceps of the contact limb, the pressures were sufficiently high (greater than 30 mm of Hg) that they may have compromised capillary blood flow. However, these high intracompartmental muscle pressures did not persist when positional changes of the horses were introduced at the end of the anesthetic period. There was no correlation between the severity of postanesthetic lameness and any of the measured values. The results demonstrate an experimentally induced postanesthetic lameness which was primarily related to the development of a myositis. Although the causative factors of this myositis may be multiple

  17. Risperidone Attenuates Modified Stress-Re-stress Paradigm-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Apoptosis in Rats Exhibiting Post-traumatic Stress Disorder-Like Symptoms.

    Garabadu, Debapriya; Ahmad, Ausaf; Krishnamurthy, Sairam


    Mitochondria play a significant role in the pathophysiology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Risperidone and paroxetine were evaluated for their effect on mitochondrial dysfunction and mitochondria-dependent apoptosis in discrete brain regions in modified stress re-stress (SRS) animal model of PTSD. Male rats were subjected to stress protocol of 2 h restraint and 20 min forced swim followed by halothane anesthesia on day 2 (D-2). Thereafter, rats were exposed to re-stress (forced swim) on D-8 and at 6-day intervals on D-14, D-20, D-26, and D-32. The rats were treated with risperidone (0.01, 0.1, and 1.0 mg/kg p.o.) and paroxetine (10.0 mg/kg p.o.) from D-8 to D-32. Risperidone at median dose and paroxetine ameliorated modified SRS-induced depressive-like symptom (increase in immobility period) in forced swim, anxiety-like behavior (decrease in percentage of open arm entries and time spent) in elevated plus maze and cognitive deficits (loss in spatial recognition memory) in Y-maze tests on D-32. Risperidone, but not paroxetine, attenuated modified SRS-induced decreases in plasma corticosterone levels. Risperidone ameliorated increase in the activity of mitochondrial respiratory complex (I, II, IV, and V), decreases in the levels of mitochondrial membrane potential, cytochrome-C and caspase-9 in the hippocampus, hypothalamus, pre-frontal cortex, and amygdala. However, both drugs attenuated modified SRS-induced increase in the number of apoptotic cells and caspase-3 levels in all the brain regions indicating anti-apoptotic activity of these drugs. Hence, these results suggest that anti-apoptotic activity could be a common mechanism for anti-PTSD-like effect irrespective of the pathways of apoptosis in the modified SRS model.

  18. [The measurement of pH and gases in the blood using microanalysis: the effect of storage at 4 degrees C for an hour. A study in the rat].

    Gaudy, J H; Sicard, J F; Quignon, M


    The effects of one hour storage at 4 degrees C on micro blood gas samples (150 microliters) were studied for a wide range of values (pH: 7.11-7.58; PCO2: 26-97 mmHg; PO2: 31-503 mmHg) in 20 rats with indwelling carotid artery catheters. Blood gas values were modified by varying the composition of inspired gases: normoxia, hypocapnic hypoxia, hyperoxia, hypercapnia (in this case eight animals were anaesthetized with halothane 1.1%). One hundred and eight double micro-samples were taken. For each double sample, one was analysed immediately (H0) and compared with the second sample after one hr storage at 4 degrees C (H1). The Bland and Altman method was used for the statistical analysis of results. After one hr storage at 4 degrees C, the PCO2 was slightly higher than at H0 (mean difference +/- SD: +1.08 +/- 1.7 mmHg) and arterial pH was slightly lower (mean difference +/- SD: -0.016 upH +/- 0.011 upH). These results show that for these two variables, in the range studied, one hour storage at 4 degrees C had little effect. In contrast, for arterial PO2 the mean difference between all measurements between H1 and H0 was -17 +/- 25 mmHg. If results lower than 200 mmHg (56 double samples) are considered separately, the mean difference between values at H1 and H0 was only -0.98 +/- 5.3 mmHg. For PaO2 greater than 200 mmHg (52 double samples), the mean difference was -34 +/- 26.3 mmHg; this may be due to low reproducibility of measurements of elevated PO2 levels and to the effects of cellular metabolism.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  19. Clinical features and diagnosis for Chinese cases with malignant hyperthermia: a case cluster from 2005 to 2007

    WANG Ying-lin; LUO Ai-lun; TAN Gang; CUI Xu-lei; GUO Xiang-yang


    Background Malignant hyperthermia (MH), manifesting as MH crisis during and/or after general anesthesia, is a potentially fatal disorder in response to volatile anesthetics and depolarizing muscle relaxants.Though typical features of MH episode can provide clues for clinical diagnosis, MH susceptibility is confirmed by in vitro caffeine-halothane contracture test (CHCT) in western countries.It is traditionally thought that MH has less incidence and fewer typical characteristics in Chinese population than their western counterparts because of the different genetic background.In this study, we investigated the clinical features of MH in Chinese cases and applied the clinical grading scale and CHCT for diagnosis of MH.Methods A cluster of three patients with MH, from January 2005 to December 2007, were included in the study.Common clinical presentations and the results of some lab examinations were reported in detail.The method of the clinical grading scale of diagnosis of MH was applied to estimate the qualitative likelihood of MH and predict MH susceptibility.Muscle fibers of femoral quadriceps of the patients were collected and CHCT was performed to confirm the diagnosis of MH.Results The clinical grading scales of diagnosis of the disease for these cases were all ranked grade D6, suggesting almost diagnosed ones.And the results of caffeine test were positive correspondingly, indicating that the patients should be diagnosed as MH susceptibility (MHS) according to diagnostic criteria of the North America MH group, which were already confirmed by clinical presentations and biochemical results.Conclusions These Chinese cases manifest as MH crisis.The clinical grading scale of diagnosis of MH may provide clues for clinical diagnosis.CHCT can also be used in confirming diagnosis of MH in Chinese cases though they have different genetic background from their western counterparts.

  20. Efeito da hidrocortisona sobre a lesão de reperfusão e reparação da mucosa após isquemia venosa experimental no jejuno de eqüinos Effect of hydrocortisone on reperfusion injury and on mucosal repair after experimental venous ischemia in the equine jejunum

    G.E.S. Alves


    Full Text Available Os efeitos do succinato sódico de hidrocortisona (SSH nas lesões de isquemia e reperfusão no jejuno foram estudados em 12 eqüinos submetidos a isquemia total arteriovenosa e venosa no jejuno. Após uma hora de isquemia, seis eqüinos receberam 4,0mg/kg/IV de SSH (grupo T e os demais receberam placebo (grupo NT. Foram colhidas amostras para avaliação histomorfológica após uma e duas horas de isquemia e uma, duas e 12 horas de reperfusão, sendo as alterações quantificadas por meio de escores. Os escores para infiltração de neutrófilos, edema e hemorragia foram equivalentes entre os grupos T e NT. No segmento submetido a isquemia venosa o agravamento da lesão na mucosa durante a reperfusão foi significativo (PIn order to evaluate the effect of hydrocortisone sodium succinate (HSS for treatment of intestinal ischemia-reperfusion, 12 halothane-anesthetized horses were subjected to both venous and arteriovenous ischemia of the jejunum. After one hour of ischemia, HSS (4.0 mg/kg/IV was administered to six animals (T group. The other six horses received saline (NT group. Biopsy specimens were obtained after one and two hours of ischemia, and one, two and 12 hours after reperfusion. These samples were evaluated to assess the degree of mucosal damage and infiltration of neutrophils, hemorrhage, and edema. The scores for neutrophil infiltration, edema and hemorrhage did not differ between T and NT groups in both models of ischemia. However, in the jejunum subjected to venous ischemia, the scores for mucosal lesion increased significantly (P<0.05 after two hours of reperfusion only in the NT group, indicating that HSS prevented reperfusion injury. The scores for mucosal damage were equivalent after 12 hours of reperfusion following arteriovenous ischemia in T and NT groups. In contrast, mucosal lesion due to venous ischemia were more severe in the NT group (P<0.01, indicating that intestinal repair was stimulated by HSS. These results

  1. Target Proteins in Human Autoimmunity: Cytochromes P450 and Udp-Glycoronosyltransferases

    Petra Obermayer-Straub


    Full Text Available Cytochromes P450 (CYPs and UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs are targets of autoantibodies in several hepatic and extrahepatic autoimmune diseases. Autoantibodies directed against hepatic CYPs and UGTs were first detected by indirect immunofluorescence as antiliver and/or kidney microsomal antibodies. In autoimmune hepatitis (AIH type 2, liver and/or kidney microsomal (LKM type 1 autoantibodies are detected and are directed against CYP2D6. About 10% of AIH-2 sera further contain LKM-3 autoantibodies directed against family 1 UGTs. Chronic infections by hepatitis C virus and hepatitis delta virus may induce several autoimmune phenomena, and multiple autoantibodies are detected. Anti-CYP2D6 autoantibodies are detected in up to 4% of patients with chronic hepatitis C, and anti-CYP2A6 autoantibodies are detected in about 2% of these patients. In contrast, 14% of patients with chronic hepatitis delta virus infections generate anti-UGT autoantibodies. In a small minority of patients, certain drugs are known to induce immune-mediated, idiosyncratic drug reactions, also known as ’drug-induced hepatitis’. Drug-induced hepatitis is often associated with autoantibodies directed against hepatic CYPs or other hepatic proteins. Typical examples are tienilic acid-induced hepatitis with anti-CYP2C9, dihydralazine hepatitis with anti-CYP1A2, halothane hepatitis with anti-CYP2E1 and anticonvulsant hepatitis with anti-CYP3A. Recent data suggest that alcoholic liver disease may be induced by mechanisms similar to those that are active in drug-induced hepatitis. Autoantibodies directed against several CYPs are further detected in sera from patients with the autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1. Patients with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 with hepatitis often develop anti-CYP1A2; patients with adrenal failure develop anti-CYP21, anti- CYP11A1 or CYP17; and patients with gonadal failure develop anti-CYP11A1 or CYP17. In idiopathic Addison disease

  2. MS-551 and KCB-328, two class III drugs aggravated adrenaline-induced arrhythmias.

    Xue, Y; Yamada, C; Aye, N N; Hashimoto, K


    We investigated the proarrhythmic effects of MS-551 and KCB-328, class III antiarrhythmic drugs using adrenaline-induced arrhythmia models in halothane anaesthetized, closed-chest dogs. In the control period, adrenaline, starting from a low dose of 0.25 to up to 1.0 microg/kg/50 s i.v., was injected to determine the arrhythmia inducing dose and the non-inducing dose. After MS-551 or KCB-328 administration, the adrenaline injection was repeated and the interval between the injection and the occurrence of arrhythmia (latent interval), the changes in arrhythmic ratio (as calculated by dividing the number of ventricular premature contraction by the number of the total heart rate) and the severity of arrhythmia were observed. MS-551 infusion, 1 mg/kg/30 min, decreased the heart rate (HR) by 16% (Platent interval of the adrenaline arrhythmias produced by the inducing dose (30+/-2 s compared with 43+/-3 s of the control interval, P latent interval of the adrenaline arrhythmias produced by the inducing doses (31+/-3 s compared with 49+/-7 s of the control period, P<0.05), but did not significantly alter the arrhythmic ratio. Adrenaline induced TdP only after MS-551 or KCB-328 was administered, i.e. after MS-551, 1 mg/kg/30 min, 3/7 versus 0/7 in the control; KCB, 0.3 mg/kg/30 min, 3/7 versus 0/7 in the control. To examine the direct arrhythmogenic effect of MS-551 and whether an adrenergic mechanism plays some role on this arrhythmogenesis, a bolus injection of MS-551, 3 mg/kg, was injected either without pre-treatment or after pre-treatment with propranolol 0.3 mg/kg. MS-551 induced arrhythmias in five out of seven dogs (TdP in one dog). Also in the propranolol pre-treated dogs, MS-551 induced arrhythmias in five out of seven dogs (TdP in 1 dog). In conclusion, these observations indicate that MS-551 and KCB-328 induced arrhythmias and intensified proarrhythmic effects of adrenaline, MS-551 being stronger than KCB-328 at the same QTc prolonging doses. The direct

  3. Communicating hydrocephalus in adult rats with kaolin obstruction of the basal cisterns or the cortical subarachnoid space.

    Li, Jie; McAllister, James P; Shen, Yimin; Wagshul, Mark E; Miller, Janet M; Egnor, Michael R; Johnston, Miles G; Haacke, E Mark; Walker, Marion L


    Communicating hydrocephalus (CH) occurs frequently, but clinically-relevant animal models amenable to diagnostic imaging and cerebrospinal fluid shunting are not available. In order to develop and characterize models of subarachnoid space (SAS) obstruction at the basal cisterns (BC) or cerebral convexities (CX), 25% kaolin was injected in adult female Sprague-Dawley rats following halothane anesthesia; intact- or saline-injected animals served as controls. For BC animals (n=28 hydrocephalics, n=20 controls), an anterior approach to the C1-clivus interval was employed and 30 microl of kaolin or saline was injected. For CX injections (n=13 hydrocephalics, n=3 controls), 50-60 microl of kaolin was injected bilaterally after separating the partitions in the SAS. In BC-injected rats, kaolin was observed grossly in the basal cisterns but not in the cisterna magna or at the foramina of Luschka, indicating that communicating (or extra-ventricular)--not obstructive--hydrocephalus had been induced. Following ketamine/xylazine anesthesia, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of gadolinium injected into the lateral ventricle also demonstrated CSF flow from the foramina of Luschka. MRI also revealed that ventriculomegaly progressed steadily in BC animals and by 2 weeks post-kaolin the mean Evan's ratio (frontal horn) increased significantly (mean 0.45 compared to 0.31 in intact- and 0.34 in saline-injected controls; pkaolin deposits covering approximately 80% of the cerebral hemispheres and developed noticeable ventriculomegaly (mean Evan's ratio 0.40), which was significant relative to intact animals (p=0.011) but not saline-injected controls. Surprisingly, ventriculomegaly following CX injections was less severe and much more protracted, requiring 3-4 months to develop compared to ventriculomegaly produced by BC obstruction. No hydrocephalic animals demonstrated obvious neurological deficits, but BC-injected animals that subsequently developed more severe ventriculomegaly

  4. Anestesia em eqüinos com síndrome cólica: análise de 48 casos e revisão de literatura Anesthesia in horses with colic syndrome: analysis of 48 cases and literature review

    Alonso Gabriel Pereira Guedes


    Full Text Available A cólica eqüina é uma síndrome que cursa com dor abdominal, distúrbios hidroeletrolíticos e ácido-base e disfunção de órgãos vitais como pulmões e coração. Os procedimentos anestésicos nesses animais apresentam particularidades que aumentam o risco de complicações. Os animais devem ser avaliados no período pré-anestésico e as terapias de reposição devem ser instituídas quando necessárias. A medicação pré-anestésica deve proporcionar analgesia e sedação do animal. A xilazina e/ou butorfanol podem ser utilizados com esse objetivo. A indução pode ser realizada com éter gliceril guaiacolato e cetamina com ou sem diazepam, ou mesmo com cetamina e diazepam pela via intravenosa. A manutenção anestésica deve ser feita preferencialmente com isofluorano, mas o halotano também pode ser utilizado. Manter ventilação pulmonar mecânica, com o animal recebendo oxigênio a 100% durante todo o período cirúrgico e pós-operatório imediato. A recuperação deve ser feita em ambiente escurecido e calmo, com forração e piso não escorregadio. Analgesia e oxigenoterapia também são importantes nessa fase.The equine colic is a syndrome that leads to abdominal pain, hydroeletrolitic and acid-base disturbances and functional alterations of the vital organs like lungs and heart. Anesthetic procedures in these animals show certain particularities that elevate the complications risk. The animals should be evaluated at the preanesthetic period and the reposition treatments should be done as necessary. The premeds should give analgesia and sedation to the animal. Xylazina and/or butorphanol may be used to this aim. Induction can be done with guaiacol glycerine ether, ketamine with/without diazepam, or even with ketamine and diazepam by the intravenous route. Isoflurane is the anesthetic of choice for the maintenance of the anesthesia, but halothane also can be used. Intermitent positive pressure ventilation should be established

  5. Metabolic regulation of cardiac output during inhalation anaesthesia in dogs.

    Scheeren, T W; Schwarte, L A; Arndt, J O


    The metabolic regulation of tissue blood flow manifests itself in a linear relation between blood flow and oxygen consumption, the latter being the independent variable. It is unknown, however, if this fundamental physiological principle operates also during inhalation anaesthesia known to be associated with decreases in both cardiac output (Q) and oxygen consumption (VO2). Seven dogs (23-32 kg) with chronically implanted flow probes around the pulmonary artery were repeatedly anaesthetized with halothane, enflurane, isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane at increasing minimum alveolar concentrations (1-3 MAC). Cardiac output (ultrasound transit-time flowmeter) and VO2 (indirect calorimetry) were measured continuously. We also imposed selective changes in Q, and thus of O2 supply, to see if and to what extent this would alter VO2 during anaesthesia (1.5 MAC). In awake dogs under basal metabolic conditions, VO2 was 4.6 +/- 0.1 and Q 105 +/- 3 (mean +/- SEM). During inhalation anaesthesia, VO2 and Q decreased by approximately 30% and 60%, respectively. The concentration-effect relations of both variables did not differ between anaesthetics, yielding a uniform Q/VO2 relation, which was nearly linear in the range (0-2 MAC) with an average slope of 39 +/- 1 (range 30-55). Above 2 MAC, Q decreased more for a given change in VO2, and O2 extraction increased by 50%, indicating compromised oxygen delivery (DO2). Imposed changes in Q, both in awake and anaesthetized dogs, yielded Q/VO2 relations which were notably steeper (slopes 114 to 187) than those observed during inhalation anaesthesia. More important, imposed increases in Q and thus DO2 during anaesthesia (1.5 MAC) to rates comparable to that in the awake state produced a much less than proportional increase in VO2 without restoring it to baseline. Inhalation anaesthesia is characterized by a uniform Q/VO2 relation with an almost linear course at an anaesthetic concentration up to 2 MAC

  6. Neuroleptic-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome

    Francisco Garcia Soriano

    Full Text Available CONTEXT: A case of neuroleptic malignant syndrome and acute respiratory distress syndrome is presented and discussed with emphasis on the role of muscle relaxation, creatine kinase, and respiratory function tests. CASE REPORT: A 41-year-old man presented right otalgia and peripheral facial paralysis. A computed tomography scan of the skull showed a hyperdense area, 2 cm in diameter, in the pathway of the anterior intercommunicating cerebral artery. Preoperative examination revealed: pH 7.4, PaCO2 40 torr, PaO2 80 torr (room air, Hb 13.8 g/dl, blood urea nitrogen 3.2 mmol/l, and creatinine 90 mmol/l. The chest x-ray was normal. The patient had not eaten during the 12-hour period prior to anesthesia induction. Intravenous halothane, fentanyl 0.5 mg and droperidol 25 mg were used for anesthesia. After the first six hours, the PaO2 was 65 torr (normal PaCO2 with FiO2 50% (PaO2/FiO2 130, and remained at this level until the end of the operation 4 hours later, maintaining PaCO2 at 35 torr. A thrombosed aneurysm was detected and resected, and the ends of the artery were closed with clips. No vasospasm was present. This case illustrates that neuroleptic drugs can cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a disease that is difficult to diagnose. Acute respiratory distress syndrome is another manifestation of neuroleptic malignant syndrome that has not been recognized in previous reports: it may be produced by neuroleptic drugs independent of the manifestation of neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Some considerations regarding the cause and effect relationship between acute respiratory distress syndrome and neuroleptic drugs are discussed. Intensive care unit physicians should consider the possibility that patients receiving neuroleptic drugs could develop respiratory failure in the absence of other factors that might explain the syndrome.

  7. Uso do fixador esquelético externo Tipo II para osteossíntese de tibiotarso em galinhas da raça Plymouth Rock Branca: modelo experimental para uso em aves selvagens Use of Type II external skeletal fixator for tibiotarsus osteosynthesis in White Plymouth Rock chickens: an experimental model for using in wild birds

    Juliano B. De Conti


    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a eficiência do fixador esquelético externo Tipo II para o tratamento de fratura de tibiotarso em oito galinhas adultas da raça Plymouth Rock Branca. As aves foram pré-medicadas com sulfato de morfina e anestesiadas com halotano. Em seguida, foi realizada osteotomia na diáfise do tibiotarso esquerdo, por meio de serra oscilatória. Quatro pinos de Kirschner foram inseridos através das corticais ósseas, dois proximalmente e dois distalmente ao foco da fratura. Após a redução desta, as extremidades dos dois pinos proximais e distais foram torcidas em direção distal ou proximal, respectivamente, sendo os pinos conectados externamente por meio de duas barras de acrílico autopolimerizável, nas faces lateral e medial externa do membro. O retorno da plena capacidade de utilização do membro foi observado em 20,00±7,09 dias, e a cicatrização óssea, avaliada por exame radiográfico, ocorreu em 35,12±8,72 dias. Os resultados do experimento demonstraram que redução aberta e aplicação de fixador esquelético externo Tipo II é método efetivo para o tratamento de fraturas de tibiotarso em galinhas da raça Plymouth Rock Branca.The efficiency of the Type II external skeletal fixator for the treatment of tibiotarsus fracture in eight adult White Plymouth Rock chickens was evaluated. The individuals were pre-medicated with morphine sulfate and anesthetized with halothane, and submitted to a diaphysary osteotomy in the left tibiotarsus, performed with an oscillatory saw. Four Kirschner wires were inserted through the bone cortices, being two proximally and two distally to the fracture. After the fracture reduction the ends of both proximal and distal wires were twisted in distal or proximal direction, respectively, being the wires connected by two bars of autopolymerizing acrylic resin, in the external lateral and medial faces of the limb. The return to full capability to use the member was observed in 20.00±7.09 days, and

  8. Molecular modeling and structural analysis of two-pore domain potassium channels TASK1 interactions with the blocker A1899

    David Mauricio Ramirez


    Full Text Available A1899 is a potent and highly selective blocker of the Two-pore domain potassium (K2P channel TASK-1, it acts as an antagonist blocking the K+ flux and binds to TASK-1 in the inner cavity and shows an activity in nanomolar order. This drug travels through the central cavity and finally binds in the bottom of the selectivity filter with some threonines and waters molecules forming a H-bond network and several hydrophobic interactions. Using alanine mutagenesis screens the binding site was identify involving residues in the P1 and P2 pore loops, the M2 and M4 transmembrane segments, and the halothane response element; mutations were introduced in the human TASK-1 (KCNK3, NM_002246 expressed in Oocytes from anesthetized Xenopus laevis frogs. Based in molecular modeling and structural analysis as such as molecular docking and binding free energy calculations a pose was suggested using a TASK-1 homology models. Recently, various K2P crystal structures have been obtained. We want redefined – from a structural point of view – the binding mode of A1899 in TASK-1 homology models using as a template the K2P crystal structures. By computational structural analysis we describe the molecular basis of the A1899 binding mode, how A1899 travel to its binding site and suggest an interacting pose (Figure 1. after 100 ns of molecular dynamics simulation (MDs we found an intra H-Bond (80% of the total MDs, a H-Bond whit Thr93 (42% of the total MDs, a pi-pi stacking interaction between a ring and Phe125 (88% of the total MDs and several water bridges. Our experimental and computational results allow the molecular understanding of the structural binding mechanism of the selective blocker A1899 to TASK-1 channels. We identified the structural common and divergent features of TASK-1 channel through our theoretical and experimental studies of A1899 drug action.

  9. Investigating the adaptive immune response in influenza and secondary bacterial pneumonia and nanoparticle based therapeutic delivery

    Chakravarthy, Krishnan V.

    In early 2000, influenza and its associated complications were the 7 th leading cause of death in the United States[1-4]. As of today, this major health problem has become even more of a concern, with the possibility of a potentially devastating avian flu (H5N1) or swine flu pandemic (H1N1). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 10 countries have reported transmission of influenza A (H5N1) virus to humans as of June 2006 [5]. In response to this growing concern, the United States pledged over $334 million dollars in international aid for battling influenza[1-4]. The major flu pandemic of the early 1900's provided the first evidence that secondary bacterial pneumonia (not primary viral pneumonia) was the major cause of death in both community and hospital-based settings. Secondary bacterial infections currently account for 35-40% mortality following a primary influenza viral infection [1, 6]. The first component of this work addresses the immunological mechanisms that predispose patients to secondary bacterial infections following a primary influenza viral infection. By assessing host immune responses through various immune-modulatory tools, such as use of volatile anesthetics (i.e. halothane) and Apilimod/STA-5326 (an IL-12/Il-23 transcription blocker), we provide experimental evidence that demonstrates that the overactive adaptive Th1 immune response is critical in mediating increased susceptibility to secondary bacterial infections. We also present data that shows that suppressing the adaptive Th1 immune response enhances innate immunity, specifically in alveolar macrophages, by favoring a pro anti-bacterial phenotype. The second component of this work addresses the use of nanotechnology to deliver therapeutic modalities that affect the primary viral and associated secondary bacterial infections post influenza. First, we used surface functionalized quantum dots for selective targeting of lung alveolar macrophages both in vitro and in vivo

  10. Functional imaging of focal brain activation in conscious rats: impact of [(14)C]glucose metabolite spreading and release.

    Cruz, Nancy F; Ball, Kelly K; Dienel, Gerald A


    Labeled glucose and its analogs are widely used in imaging and metabolic studies of brain function, astrocyte-neuron interactions, and neurotransmission. Metabolite shuttling among astrocytes and neurons is essential for cell-cell transfer of neurotransmitter precursors and supply and elimination of energy metabolites, but dispersion and release of labeled compounds from activated tissue would reduce signal registration in metabolic labeling studies, causing underestimation of focal functional activation. Processes and pathways involved in metabolite trafficking and release were therefore assessed in the auditory pathway of conscious rats. Unilateral monotonic stimulation increased glucose utilization (CMR(glc)) in tonotopic bands in the activated inferior colliculus by 35-85% compared with contralateral tissue when assayed with [(14)C]deoxyglucose (DG), whereas only 20-30% increases were registered with [1- or 6-(14)C]glucose. Tonotopic bands were not evident with [1-(14)C]glucose unless assayed during halothane anesthesia or pretreatment with probenecid but were detectable with [6-(14)C]glucose. Extracellular lactate levels transiently doubled during acoustic stimulation, so metabolite spreading was assessed by microinfusion of [(14)C]tracers into the inferior colliculus. The volume of tissue labeled by [1-(14)C]glucose exceeded that by [(14)C]DG by 3.2- and 1.4-fold during rest and acoustic activation, respectively. During activation, the tissue volume labeled by U-(14)C-labeled glutamine and lactate rose, whereas that by glucose fell 50% and that by DG was unchanged. Dispersion of [1-(14)C]glucose and its metabolites during rest was also reduced 50% by preinfusion of gap junction blockers. To summarize, during brain activation focal CMR(glc) is underestimated with labeled glucose because of decarboxylation reactions, spreading within tissue and via the astrocyte syncytium, and release from activated tissue. These findings help explain the fall in CMR(O2)/CMR

  11. Attenuation of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction in acute oleic acid lung injury--significance of vasodilator prostanoids.

    Yamaguchi, K; Mori, M; Kawai, A; Asano, K; Takasugi, T; Umeda, A; Yokoyama, T


    To assess a significant role of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, HPV, on maintaining the gas exchange efficiency in acute lung injury, 24 mongrel dogs were treated with intravenously injecting 0.07 ml/kg of oleic acid. Hemodynamic and gas-exchange parameters were investigated at varied inspired O2 concentration, FIO2. To know a possible contribution of vasoactive prostanoids in regulating vascular reactivity under these circumstances, observations were repeated after infusion of indomethacin. The impairment of gas exchange in injured lungs was examined by measuring the fractional retention, R, of the gas in arterial blood. For this evaluation, a normal saline containing five foreign inert gases such as sulfur hexafluoride, SF6, ethane, cyclopropane, halothane and diethyl ether was infused at a constant rate through a peripheral vein. After a steady state was established, the expired gas was collected and the samples of both arterial and mixed venous blood were simultaneously taken for the inert-gas analysis. The concentrations of the indicator gases in the samples were measured in terms of a gas chromatograph equipped with an electron capture detector for SF6 and a flame ionization detector for the other four gases. Although pulmonary vascular resistance, PVR, after injecting oleic acid at FIO2 0.60 was significantly smaller than that obtained at FIO2 0.21, cardiac output, QT as well as extravascular lung water were not different between the two conditions. R value for the indicator gas was consistently lower at FIO2 0.60 irrespective of the gas species. As increasing FIO2, R estimate concerning SF6, RSF6, rational index of the fractional blood flow perfusing shunt area, decreased significantly. Administration of indomethacin caused the rise in PVR without an appreciable change in either QT or extravascular lung water but a considerable diminution in R value for the inert gas. RSF6 after infusion of indomethacin decreased from 0.35 to 0.27, accompanied by a

  12. Vecuronium and fentanyl requirement in abdominal surgery under combined epidural-general anaesthesia and general anaesthesia alone.

    Hossain, M; Hoq, M F; Rahman, M S; Yeasmeen, S; Ahmed, A; Huda, M R; Rahman, M M


    Individual effect of epidural block and general anaesthesia is well established in the field of anaesthesiology. But adequate literature is yet not available to give decisive answer regarding the requirement of muscle relaxants and opioid analgesic when the two methods are combined together. In the present study, sixty patients, aged 18-50 years of both sexes with ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) grading I and II scheduled to undergo for major abdominal surgery were assigned randomly into two groups (30 in each group), where Group A received general anesthesia and Group B received combined epidural-general anesthesia. The patients with combined technique, epidural catheter tip were placed between T9-10. Ten ml of 0.125% bupivacaine was administered through the epidural catheter. Peripheral nerve stimulator was used to monitor neuromuscular transmission and subsequently to administer incremental dose of neuromuscular blocking drugs. All the patients were pre-medicated with fentanyl (2μg/kg) to reduce intubation reflex. Then the patients of both groups were pre-oxygenated for 3 minute and anaesthesia was induced with thiopental sodium 3-5 mg/kg body weight. Endotrachial intubation was facilitated by vecuronium 0.1mg/kg body weight. Anaesthesia was maintained with 60% N2O in O2 and halothane (0.4 to 0.8%). Fentanyl was given in incremental dose of 0.5 μg/kg to maintain an adequate analgesia. The vecuronium was given at the dose of 0.02 mg/kg, when TOF return to 25% of the base line. The mean±SD requirement of vecuronium in general anaesthesia group was 0.0016±0.00013 mg/kg/min and whereas in combined epidural-general anaesthesia, it was 0.0011±0.00014 mg/kg/min. The requirement of fentanyl was 0.71μg/kg/hr in general anaesthetic group whereas in combined group it was 0.31μg/kg/hr. These findings prompt us to place optimal dosing guidelines so as to avoid overdosing and thus delay recovery and help to get the excellent outcome of the surgery.

  13. Oral Clonidine Premedication Decreases Intraoperative Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

    M Jabalameli


    Full Text Available Background: The antihypertensive drug, clonidine, is a centrally acting alpha 2 agonist, useful as a premedication because of its sedative and analgesic properties. We examined the effect of clonidine given as an oral premedication in producing a bloodless surgical field in patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery. We also evaluated the relation between bleeding volume and consumption of fentanyl and hydralazine to control hypotension. Methods: This prospective double - blinded clinical trial was performed on 113 patients (ASA I, ASA II. Fifty-two patients received oral clonidine (5 µg/kg while the other 61 patients received placebo. During general anesthesia, the hemodynamic endpoint of the anesthetic management was maintenance of hypotension (MAP at 70 mmHg for producing a bloodless surgical field. The direct control of MAP was attained with inspired concentration increments of halothane up to maximum of 1.5 vol % as needed. When it was unsuccessful, an intravenous fentanyl bolus of 2 µg/kg was also added. When both drugs failed, hydralazine , was given intravenously as a bolus and intermittently, 0.1mg/kg up to a maximum dose of 40 mg. Intraoperative bleeding was assessed on a six – point scale from 0 (= no bleeding to 5 (= severe bleeding. Data were compared with chisquare test, fisher's exact test and Student t-test. Results: There was less bleeding volume in the clonidine group (mean ± SD than in the placebo group (144 ± 75 Vs 225 ± 72 ml, P<0.05. Frequency of bleeding severity scores 3 and 4 (troublesome with repeated suction were lower in the clonidine group than in the placebo group (12% Vs 35%, P< 0.05. Fentanyl requirement was significantly lower (112 ± 18 Vs 142 ± 21 µg, P < 0.05 in the clonidine group. Hydralazine requirement was significantly lower (0.45 ± 1.68 Vs 2.67 ± 4.33 Conclusion: Premedication with oral clonidine reduces bleeding in endoscopic sinus surgery and also decreases fentanyl, and hydralazine

  14. Research Advance of the New Inhalation Anesthetic -Sevoflurane Ⅱ. Veterinary Pharmacodynamics%新型吸入麻醉剂-七氟醚的研究进展II. 兽医药效学


    新型吸入麻醉剂七氟醚在犬、猫、马、鼠的MAC分别为2.10~2.36, 2.58, 2.31, 2.40~2.50 Vol%。像异氟醚那样,七氟醚可降低脑血管阻力、脑代谢率、脑耗氧量、心肌收缩功能和血压。七氟醚可引起猫惊厥。虽然猪的心跳在七氟醚麻醉下维持稳定,但研究表明犬的心率则升高。七氟醚麻醉下引起心律失常的肾上腺素剂量与异氟醚相似,但大大高于氟烷或安氟醚。七氟醚对呼吸道的刺激性明显低于其他吸入麻醉剂。尚未见其肝肾毒性。七氟醚已向理想的吸入麻醉剂方向迈出了更进一步。%The MAC of new inhalation anesthetic sevoflurane in dog, cat, horse, rat was 2.10~2.36, 2.58, 2.31, 2.40~2.50 Vol% respectively. Like isoflurane, sevoflurane reduced cerebrovascular resistance, cerebral metabolic rate, cerebral O2 consumption, myocardial contractility and blood pressure. Seizure could be induced during sevoflurane anesthesia in cats. Despite the stable heart rates in swine receiving sevoflurane, several studies in dogs indicated the sevoflurane was associated with increases in heart rate. The epinephrine dose causing arrhythmias with sevoflurane was comparable to that with isoflurane, but larger than that with halothane or enflurane. Sevoflurane caused less airway irritation than other inhaled anesthetics. No hepato- and nephrotoxicity was observed. Sevoflurane take a step forward in the direction of optimal inhalation anesthetics.

  15. Preliminary establishment of the laboratory diagnostic test for malignant hyperthermia%恶性高热实验室诊断方法的初步建立

    王颖林; 郭向阳; 罗爱伦; 黄宇光; 叶铁虎; 任洪智; 谭刚; 崔旭蕾


    目的 初步建立恶性高热(MH)的实验室诊断方法-咖啡因-氟烷骨骼肌收缩试验(CHCT).方法 选取10头实验小型猪和1头皮特兰猪,肌肉注射氯胺酮和地西泮麻醉后,静脉注射硫喷妥钠5mg/kg和琥珀胆碱2mg/kg麻醉诱导后气管插管,机械通气,吸入2%~3%氟烷4 h,新鲜气流量为2 L/min,纯氧和空气各1 L/min.记录麻醉过程中及麻醉结束后48 h内MH的发生情况.气管插管后即刻取耳组织,采用常规酚氯仿方法提取基因组DNA,检测蓝尼定受体-1(RYR1)基因的突变情况.根据北美MH研究组的标准建立CHCT的实验装置,气管插管后即刻取股四头肌近肌腱部位的肌纤维,进行CHCT.结果 实验小型猪均未见MH发作,而皮特兰猪在麻醉过程中出现MH的特征性表现.RYR1基因检测显示,实验小型猪均为氟烷抗性基因型(HALNN);皮特兰猪为氟烷易感基因型(HALnn).CHCT结果表明,实验小型猪诊断为非MH易感猪,皮特兰猪诊断为MH易感猪.结论 .实验小型猪和皮特兰猪的CHCT诊断结果与特征性表现及RYR1基因检测结果均一致,初步验证本实验室CHCT设备的稳定性及测定结果的可靠性.%Objective To preliminarily establish laboratory diagnostic test for malignant hyperthermia (MH) -- caffeine and halothane contracture test (CHCT). Methods Ten Chinese experimental miniature pigs (CEMP) and one pietrain swine were selected in this study. The animals were anesthetized with ketamine and diasepam. Anesthesia was induced with thiopental sodium 5 mg/kg and tracheal intubation was facilitated with suecinylcholine 2 mg/kg intravenously. The animals were mechanically ventilated and anesthesia was maintained with inhalation of 2%-3% halothane for4 h. Frash gas flow was set at 2 L/min and oxygen and air flow at 1 L/ min. All the aninals were observed whether the MH episodes were initiated or not during the process of anesthesia and 48 h after anesthesia. Ear tissues were removed immediately after

  16. Morfologia e função fagocitária de implante esplênico autógeno regenerado em ratos Morphology and phagocytic function of regenerated autogenous splenic implant in rats

    Ruy Garcia Marques


    autotransplantation in the greater omentum of slices of the whole mass of spleen. Sixteen weeks later animals were intravenously inoculated with a suspension of Escherichia coli AB1157, and twenty minutes later killed with lethal dose of halothane and submitted to laparotomy for splenic autotransplants retrieval. Data were analyzed statistically by de Student-t test, with emphasis on the comparison of the extent level of autotransplanted splenic mass regeneration between young and adult animals of both sexes. Results: There was regeneration of autotransplanted splenic tissue in all animals. Young males and adult females presented greater regeneration. A similar morphological aspect among all animals was observed, with splenic tissue showing red and white pulps with a moderate architectural disarrangement, as well as lymphoid follicles. Blood vessels showed preserved walls, with no signs of vasculitis or thrombosis. Macrophages containing bacterial aggregates were observed, as well as macrophages with hemosiderin pigments inside the cytoplasm. Conclusion: The present results suggest that splenic autotransplant in the greater omentum of the rat acquires the macro- and microscopic architecture of a normal spleen, with reduced dimensions, and preserves bacterial phagocyte function.

  17. Comparison of robotic thyroidectomy through the trans-axillary and the anterior chest approach in a por-cine model%单腋窝和胸前径路达芬奇机器人猪甲状腺切除的对照研究

    贺青卿; 肖蕾; 张海涛; 张鲁; 庄大勇; 范子义; 周鹏; 郑鲁明; 朱见; 侯蕾; 于芳; 李燕宁


    used to perform thyroidectomy in two small pigs .The animals were intubated and kept anesthetized with halothane .Re-sults Four surgical procedures were done using the da Vinci Si system from beginning to the end , including 2 thyroidectomies and 2 thymectomies .No conversions to open or laparoscopic procedure was used .The procedure length was 61 minutes and 50 minutes, respectively.Conclusions Robotic thyroidectomy can be performed safe-ly by the experienced surgeons after short-term da Vinci Si surgical system training .The learning curve for robotic thyroidectomy is shorter .

  18. Anestesia para cirurgia ortopédica em criança com susceptibilidade à hipertermia maligna: relato de caso Anestesia para cirugía ortopédica en niño con susceptibilidad a la hipertermia maligna: relato de caso Anesthesia for orthopedic surgery in a child susceptible to malignant hyperthermia: case report

    Renato Santiago Gomez


    temperatura de la paciente fue monitorizada continuamente durante la cirugía y e el período pós-operatorio. La paciente presentó recuperación pós-operatoria sin intercurrencias y recibió alta hospitalar después de cinco días. CONCLUSIONES: La combinación de anestesia regional y venosa para el procedimiento quirúrgico propuesto en paciente con susceptibilidad a la hipertermia maligna permitió la conducción anestésica con seguridad.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Malignant hyperthermia is an autosomal dominant myopathy triggered by inhalational anesthetics and neuromuscular blockers, such as halothane and succinylcholine, which causes temperature increases that may be fatal if not promptly treated. This report aimed at describing anesthesia in a child susceptible to malignant hyperthermia submitted to orthopedic surgery. CASE REPORT: Female patient, 3 years of age, with congenital hip dislocation and susceptible to malignant hyperthermia, according to anesthetic history, who was submitted to corrective orthopedic surgery under general anesthesia with propofol and fentanyl, combined with lumbar epidural anesthesia. Temperature was closely monitored during surgery and in the postoperative period. Postoperative recovery was uneventful and patient was discharged five days later. CONCLUSIONS: Combined regional and intravenous anesthesia for the surgical procedure proposed to a patient susceptible to malignant hyperthermia allowed a safe anesthetic approach.

  19. The tof-guard neuromuscular transmission monitor and its use in horses O monitor da transmissão neuromuscular "tof-guard" e seu uso em eqüinos

    Juliana Noda Bechara


    Full Text Available It has been emphasized in the human medical literature, that when using a neuromuscular blocking agent, it is of vital importance the monitoring of the neuromuscular block and that these agents should never be used without it. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of the neuromuscular transmission monitor TOF-Guard in horses. Twelve horses were randomly assigned whether to receive pancuronium or atracurium as the neuromuscular blocking agent. All horses were pre-medicated with romifidine, anaesthesia induced with diazepam and ketamine and maintenance with halothane. Abolition of spontaneous ventilation was accomplished by the administration of atracurium or pancuronium. The time from injection of the muscle relaxant agent to the onset of maximum block (T1=0, recovery of T1 to 25% and the recovery of TOF ratio to 0.7 were recorded, as was the time for recovery of T1 from 25 to 75%. It was concluded that it is very important the neuromuscular transmission monitoring during the use of a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, since it provides a safer anaesthetic and surgical procedure with the use of adequate dosages and due to the impossibility of a superficialization of the neuromuscular blockade during a surgical procedure. The TOF-Guard showed to be a good option for neuromuscular monitoring in horses.Quando da utilização de bloqueadores neuromusculares, já foi enfatizado na literatura médica humana, que é de vital imporância a monitoração do bloqueio neuromuscular e que estes agentes nunca devem ser utilizados sem a mesma. O objetivo deste estudo foi o de avaliar o uso do monitor da transmissão neuromuscular TOF-Guard em eqüinos. Para tanto, doze eqüinos foram separados aleatoriamente para receberem como bloqueadores neuromusculares o pancurônio ou o atracúrio. Todos os eqüinos foram pré-medicados com romifidina, induzidos com diazepam e quetamina e mantidos com halotano. Foi administrado o atracúrio ou o

  20. An improved method for characterization of the mutation associated to porcine stress syndrome by PCR amplification followed by restriction analysis Um método melhorado para caracterização da mutação associada à síndrome do estresse suíno por amplificação por PCR seguido de análise de restrição

    Tessália Diniz Luerce


    Full Text Available A mutation in the gene coding for the ryanodine receptor 1 (RYR1, also known as halothane (hal gene or swine stress gene, is associated to the porcine stress syndrome (PSS. Detection of the mutation is normally accomplished by PCR amplification of an 81bp fragment of the hal gene, followed by digestion with the HhaI restriction endonuclease. Wild-type allele (N is cut in two fragments, whereas the mutant allele (n is not digested by the restriction enzyme. Electrophoresis of the digested DNA on agarose gel and ethidium bromide staining allows the reading of the result. The correct interpretation is difficult due to the small size of the DNA fragments. In this study we designed a new set of primers for amplification of a 144bp fragment that facilitates the reading of the result. In addition, we optimized the PCR reaction to allow amplification from a single hair bulb, added directly into the PCR mix without previous treatment. This improved method was used to genotype 165 sows and boars used in a breeding program. Forty-nine percent of the animals had the NN genotype, whereas 50% were Nn and only 1% was nn.Uma mutação no gene que codifica o receptor ryanodine 1 (RYR1, também conhecido como gene do halotano (hal ou gene do estresse suíno, está associada à Síndrome do Estresse Suíno (PSS. A mutação é geralmente detectada por PCR, a partir da amplificação de um fragmento de 81pb do gene hal, seguida por digestão com a endonuclease de restrição HhaI. O alelo normal (N é cortado em dois fragmentos, enquanto que o alelo mutado (n não é digerido pela enzima de restrição. A eletroforese do DNA digerido em gel de agarose corado com brometo de etídio permite a leitura do resultado. A interpretação correta é difícil devido ao pequeno tamanho dos fragmentos. Neste estudo, foi projetado um novo par de iniciadores para a amplificação de um fragmento de 144pb, o que facilita a leitura do resultado. Adicionalmente, foi otimizada a rea

  1. Evaluation of a novel mouse model of intracisternal strychnine-induced trigeminal allodynia.

    Lee, Il-Ok; Whitehead, Ryan A; Ries, Craig R; Schwarz, Stephan K W; Puil, Ernest; MacLeod, Bernard A


    Intractable neuropathic dynamic allodynia remains one of the major symptoms of human trigeminal neuropathy and is commonly accepted to be the most excruciatingly painful condition known to humankind. At present, a validated animal model of this disorder is necessary for efficient and effective development of novel drug treatments. Intracisternal strychnine in rats has been shown to result in localized trigeminal dynamic allodynia, thus representing a possible model of trigeminal neuralgia. The purpose of this study was to validate a mouse model of trigeminal glycinergic inhibitory dysfunction using established positive (carbamazepine epoxide) and negative (morphine) controls. The actions of conventional first-line treatment (carbamazepine epoxide [CBZe]) and clinically ineffective morphine were tested for trigeminal dynamic mechanical allodynia produced by intracisternal strychnine. In mice under halothane anesthesia, we injected either strychnine (0.3 μg), strychnine with CBZe (4 ng), or artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF) intracisternally (i.c.). In a separate set of experiments, subcutaneous morphine (3 mg·kg(-1) sc) was injected with intracisternal strychnine. Dynamic mechanical allodynia was induced by stroking the fur with polyethylene (PE-10) tubing. The response of each mouse was rated to determine its allodynia score, and scores of each group were compared. In addition, in a separate dichotomous disequilibrium study, pairs of mice were injected with strychnine/saline, strychnine/strychnine-CBZe, or strychnine/strychnine-morphine. A blinded observer recorded which mouse of each pair had the greater global pain behaviour. Strychnine (i.c.) produced higher quantitative allodynia scores in the trigeminal distribution (mean 81.5%; 95% confidence interval [CI] 76.4 to 86.6) vs the aCSF group (mean 11.3%; 95% CI 8.1 to 14.4) (P strychnine (mean 83.2%; 95% CI 78.1 to 88.4) vs strychnine alone (mean 3.2%; 95% CI -0.9 to 7.2) (P strychnine did not result in

  2. Implicações da lipoclasia dermossônica no metabolismo energético e na composição corporal de ratos Wistar saudáveis Implications of dermosonic lipoclasis for energy metabolism and body composition of healthy Wistar rats

    WLS Gonçalves


    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Investigar as implicações da lipoclasia dermossônica (LCD, lipólise do tecido adiposo branco subcutâneo induzido por ultrassom (US, no metabolismo energético e na composição corporal de ratos saudáveis. MÉTODOS: Utilizaram-se 20 ratos Wistar saudáveis, com 4 meses de idade, pesando ±380g, divididos aleatoriamente em 2 grupos: 1 controle-sham (CS, 2 terapia ultrassônica de baixa intensidade (TUSBI. Durante 10 dias, após sedação (halotano-3% vaporizado, os animais eram submetidos à TUSBI (I SATA=3MHz,, modo pulsado 2:8ms, ciclo de 30% por 3 minutos em região infra-abdominal e inguinal. Medidas de peso, comprimento naso-anal e parâmetros metabólicos (ingestão e excreção foram controlados durante o estudo. Ao final do tratamento, amostras de sangue foram coletadas para dosagens bioquímicas, e então avaliadas adiposidades retroperitoneal (RET, perirenal (PR, epididimal (EP e inguinal (ING. O HOMA-IR (homeostasis model assessment foi calculado para estimar resistência insulínica (RI. Para análise estatística, utilizou-se ANOVA, teste de Tukey e teste t de Student, com diferenças estabelecidas em pOBJECTIVES: To investigate the implications of Dermosonic lipoclasis (DLC, i.e. lipolysis on subcutaneous white adipose tissue induced by ultrasound, for the energy metabolism and body composition of healthy rats. METHODS: Twenty four-month-old male Wistar rats weighting ±380g were randomly divided into two groups: 1 sham control (SC and 2 low-intensity ultrasound therapy (LIUST. For 10 days, after sedation with 3% vaporized halothane, the animals underwent LIUST (I SATA =3MHz, 1 Wcm-2, pulsed mode 2:8ms, 30% cycles for 3 minutes in the infra-abdominal and inguinal regions. Weight measurements, naso-anal length and metabolic parameters (food and water intake and excretion were monitored during the study. At the end of the treatment, blood samples were collected for biochemical analyses. Retroperitoneal (RET

  3. 有关卤代类吸入麻醉药的肝、肾保护与肝、肾毒性作用的争论%The debate on liver and kidney protection or toxicity about halogenated inhalation anesthetics

    袁亚伟; 俞卫锋


    经典的卤代类吸入麻醉药如氟烷等有肝、肾毒性的报告。但最近的研究证实,卤代类吸入麻醉药可对损害的脏器起到明显的保护作用。因此,对卤代类吸入麻醉药究竟是有肝、肾毒性还是保护作用存在着争论。新型卤代类吸入麻醉药因代谢率低,在体内产生的有损害作用的代谢产物的量很少,故引起肝、肾损害的几率几乎可以忽略。卤代类吸入麻醉药对不同脏器的保护机制各异,其中保肝、护肺作用主要通过抑制炎症反应实现,对心脏的保护作用则主要通过激活某些信号蛋白而产生。卤代类吸入麻醉药的脏器保护和损害作用是相对的,即保护是对已损害脏器的保护,而损害是对正常脏器的损害。此外,卤代类吸入麻醉药的脏器保护和损害作用均有一定的时效性,损害是暂时的、有自限性的,保护同样是短期的而不是永久的。%The classical halogenated inhalation anesthetics such as halothane may have liver and kidney toxicity based on some clinical reports. Recent studies have conifrmed that halogenated inhalation anesthetics can damage or protect organs, so there is a debate in halogenated inhalation anesthetics resulting in liver and kidney damage or protection. Probability for new halogenated inhalation anesthetics causing liver and kidney damage is almost negligible because its metabolic rate is low and the amount of the harmful metabolites produced in vivo is a little. The protection of halogenated inhalation anesthetics to different organs had different mechanisms, in which its protection to liver and lung is mainly realized by inhibiting the inflammatory reactions while its protection to heart is mainly achieved by activating certain signaling proteins. In brief, its protection and damage to organs are relative, the so-called protection is the protection to the damaged organs, and the so-called damage is the damage to the normal

  4. Hemi-ovariossalpingohisterectomia em pacas prenhes e posterior ocorrência de prenhez (Agouti paca, Linnaeus, 1766 Hemiovarysalpingohysterectomy in pregnant pacas and further occurrency of pregnancy (Agouti paca, Linnaeus, 1766

    Fabrício Singaretti de Oliveira


    Full Text Available Foi descrita a hemi-ovariossalpingohisterectomia em cinco pacas prenhes mantidas em cativeiro no Setor de Animais Silvestres da Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV-UNESP de Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brasil, a fim de observar futura prenhez no corno restante. A tranqüilização foi obtida após aplicação de azaperone (4mg/kg seguida da aplicação de sulfato de atropina (0,06mg/kg e da associação de cloridrato de quetamina (20mg/kg e cloridrato de xilazina (1,5mg/kg, ambos na mesma seringa, para indução da anestesia. A anestesia geral foi obtida mediante inalação de halotano por máscara. Por meio de laparotomia mediana, foram retirados o corno uterino prenhe, o ovário e a tuba uterina, todos do mesmo antímero. Antibióticos (30.000UI/kg de três penicilinas e 12,5mg/kg de duas estreptomicinas e analgésico (0,02mg/kg de buprenorfina foram aplicados imediatamente após a cirurgia, sendo repetidos após dois dias. Todas as aplicações foram feitas por via intramuscular. Apesar da permanência de apenas um ovário após a cirurgia, nova prenhez ocorreu no corno restante nas cinco fêmeas submetidas à cirurgia, com o nascimento de filhotes (apenas um por parto após 215, 248, 276, 302 e 310 dias da hemi-ovariossalpingohisterectomia.The hemiovarysalpingohysterectomy in five captive pregnant pacas kept on the Wild Animal Section at the College of Agricultural and Veterinarian Sciences (FCAV-UNESP in Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil, was conducted aiming at verifying the further occurrence of pregnancy on the remaining uterine horn. The tranquilization was achieved by using azaperone (4mg/kg and consequent application of atropine sulphate (0.06mg/kg and the association of ketamine (20mg/kg and xylazine (1.5mg/kg cloridrates, on the same syringe, for induction of anesthesia. The general anesthesia was performed via a face mask with halothane. By means of median laparotomy, the uterine horn with the fetus, the ovary and the

  5. Malignant Hyperthermia in Dental and Facial Plastic surgeries

    Ramin Maheri


    Full Text Available Preoperative evaluation of the patients scheduled for ambulatory surgery is of great importance in regards of both surgery and anesthesia considerations. Malignant Hyperthermia (MH is a pharmacogenetic clinical syndrome which mostly arises from volatile anesthesia with halothane and the depolarizing muscle relaxant succinylcholine. Clinical manifestations of MH are acidosis and rhabdomyolysis which occur following uncontrolled increases in skeletal muscle metabolism and rapidly increasing body temperature (by as much as 1°C/5 min (1. Primary cases of MH were reported to be of a 70% mortality rate; however, thanks to the emergence of diagnostic tools such as end-expired carbon dioxide and the administration of dantrolene, this rate has decreased to less than 5%.      MH might occur even in those with no previous or familial history. Even a safe history of the previous surgery under the administration of MH triggering agents cannot guarantee a next safe surgery. A noteworthy point in the preoperative evaluation is the probable association of MH with certain musculoskeletal disorders including Duchenne, Becker, and myotonic muscular dystrophies, strabismus, osteogenesis imperfecta, ptosis, myelomeningocele, kyphoscoliosis, King-Denborough syndrome, periodic paralysis, hernias, marfanoid syndrome, and central core disease (1. These diseases are frequently encountered by dental and facial plastic surgeons and having the knowledge of the probable association between MH and these conditions could aware the dental and facial plastic surgeons and the anesthesiologists to be more vigilant.      Although MH workup leads to the definite diagnosis, no convincing intraoperative diagnostic tool has been introduced so far. Masseter spasm is a condition which might follow administration of depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents due to the slow tonic fibers of masseter and lateral pterygoid muscles (2-4. The severer forms of masseter spasm would

  6. Modelo de anestesia em coelhos para procedimentos no tórax Anesthesia model in rabbits for thoracic surgery

    Elias Kallas


    Full Text Available A intubação endotraqueal em coelhos é dificil. O risco anestésico não é desprezível pela estreita margem de segurança entre o plano anestésico e o óbito. Tais fatos despertaram nosso interesse por uma solução simples e segura. Dez animais machos receberam por via intramuscular acepromazina, cetamina e xilazina. Após dez minutos procedeu-se exposição do ligamentum cricothyroideum , o qual foi incisado para colocação de tubo endotraqueal iniciando-se a administração de oxigênio e halotano. A punção arterial foi realizada para controle da pressão arterial média. Procedeu-se toracotomia no quinto espaço intercostal esquerdo com biópsia do pulmão e colabamento pulmonar, iniciando-se a ventilação seletiva do pulmão contra-lateral. Amostras sangüíneas, para medida do pH, foram colhidas no início do procedimento, após o colabamento pulmonar e no final, antes da expansão do pulmão, 30 minutos após o colabamento. Fechado o tórax, foi retirado o tubo endotraqueal tão logo o animal apresentasse recuperação dos reflexos e a seguir suturado ligamentum cricothyroideum. Os animais foram submetidos a eutanásia 14 dias após, quando procedeu-se a nova biópsia pulmonar, a retirada da traquéia e da laringe, para exame. Concluiu-se que este é um procedimento simples e seguro de anestesia para cirurgia torácica em coelhos.The endotracheal intubation of rabbits is difficult. The anesthetic risk is high because of the narrow difference between the effective and the lethal dose. We used a safe and simple method. Ten male animals received intramuscular injection of acepromazine, cetamine, and xylazine. Ten minutes later, an endotracheal canula was inserted trough a small cervical incision on the crico-tyroid membrane, to administrate oxigen and halothane. Thoracotomy was performed in the 5th. left intercostal space and a pulmonary biopsy too. The left lung collapsed and ventilation of the right lung remained for the next 30

  7. Síndrome Estrés Porcino Porcine Stress Syndrome



    Syndrome. This gene has been studied and discussed widely. At the beginning of the Seventies this gene was important for genetic companies when speculated with the existence of a monogenic variation in the susceptibility to stress, and Eikelenboom and Minkema demonstrated that the Stress Syndrome could be caused by the halothane gas. Most of the studies in positive stress pigs and negative stress pigs showed differences in pH, colour, tenderness and water-holding capacity in the meat. This variation was related to the incidence of pale, soft, exudative meat in the two genotypes. In 1990 MacLennan and collaborators proposed that the ryanodine receptor gene was the gene candidate that predisposed to Malignant Hyperthermia. Fujii in 1991 discovered the mutation responsible for the Porcine Stress Syndrome in the Ryr1 gene, which codifies the calcium release channel of the sarcoplasmic reticulum by the skeletal muscle. The analyses based on DNA (PCR, RFLP allow to diagnose the three genotypes of the SSP, directing the present genetic selection to obtain resistant pigs to Porcine Stress Syndrome

  8. 异丙酚对大鼠脑缺血再灌注损伤时海马解偶联蛋白-2表达的影响%Effects of propofol on hippocampal uncoupling proteln-2 expression after cerebral ischemia-reperfusion in rats

    戚思华; 刘丽; 李军; 李文志; 耿英杰


    目的 探讨异丙酚对大鼠脑缺血再灌注损伤时海马解偶联蛋白-2(ucP-2)表达的影响.方法 健康雄性Wistar大鼠72只,体重250~300 g,随机分为3组,每组24只:对照组(C组)、缺血再灌注组(I/R组)和异丙酚组(P组).采用二血管阻断法建立前脑缺血再灌注模型.C组于暴露双侧颈总动脉后,左侧脑室注射生理盐水1 mg/kg;I/R组脑缺血10 min,再灌注即刻左侧脑室注射生理盐水1 mg/kg;P组脑缺血10 min,再灌注即刻左侧脑室注射异丙酚1 mg/kg.I/R组和P组分别于再灌注即刻、再灌注6、12和24 h(T1-4)时断头取脑分离海马组织.光镜下观察海马组织病理学;RT-PCR法检测海马UCP-2 mRNA表达;免疫组化法检测海马组织UCP-2蛋白表达.结果 与C组比较,I/R组各时点UCP-2 mRNA表达上调(P<0.05);与I/R组比较,P组T2-3时UCP-2 mRNA表达上调,T3时UCP-2蛋白表达上调(P<0.05).P组较I/R组脑组织病理损伤减轻.结论 异丙酚可减轻大鼠脑缺血再灌注损伤,其机制可能与其上调海马组织UCP-2表达有关.%Objective To investigate the effects of propofol on hippecampal uncoupling protein-2 (UCP- 2) expression after forebrain ischemia-reperfusion in rats. Methods Seventy-two male Wistar rats weighing 250- 300 g were randomly divided into 3 groups ( n = 24 each) : Ⅰ control group (C) ; Ⅱ ischemia-reperfnsion group (I/ R) and Ⅲ propofol + I/R (P). The animals were anesthetized with halothane, intuhated and mechanically ventilated. MAP was reduced to 35-45 mm Hg by blood-letting. Forebrain I/R was produced by occlusion of bilateral common carotid arteries for 10 min. Normal saline or propofol 1 mg/kg was injected into left lateral cerebral ventricle at the end of 10 min ischemia and beginning of reperfusion. The animals were decapitated, the brains were removed and the hippocampi isolated at 0, 6, 12 and 24 h of reperfusion (T1-4) for microscopic examination with light microscope and determination of the expression of

  9. Homeopathy: statistical significance versus the sample size in experiments with Toxoplasma gondii

    Ana Lúcia Falavigna Guilherme


    Full Text Available Introduction: Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis that represents a serious public health problem, caused by Toxoplasma gondii, which affects 20-90% of the world human population [1,2]. It is a serious problem especially when considering the congenital transmission due to congenital sequels. Treatment with highly diluted substances is one of the alternative/complementary medicines most employed in the world [3,4]. The current ethical rules regarding the number of animals used in animal experimental protocols with the use of more conservative statistical methods [5] can not enhance the biological effects of highly diluted substances observed by the experience of the researcher. Aim: To evaluate the minimum number of animals per group to achieve a significant difference among the groups of animals treated with biotherapic T. gondii and infected with the protozoan regarding the number of cysts observed in the brain. Material and methods: A blind randomized controlled trial was performed using eleven Swiss male mice, aged 57 days, divided into two groups: BIOT-200DH - treated with biotherapic (n=6 and CONTROL - treated with hydroalcoholic solution 7% (n=7.The animals of the group BIOT-200DH were treated for 3 consecutive days in a single dose 0.1ml/dose/day. The animals of BIOT – 200DH group were orally infected with 20 cysts of ME49-T. gondii. The animals of the control group were treated with cereal alcohol 7% (n=7 for 3 consecutive days and then were infected with 20 cysts of ME49 -T. gondii orally. The biotherapic 200DH T. gondii was prepared with homogenized mouse brain, with 20 cysts of T. gondii / 100μL according to the Brazilian Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia [6] in laminar flow. After 60 days post-infection the animals were killed in a chamber saturated with halothane, the brains were homogenized and resuspended in 1 ml of saline solution. Cysts were counted in 25 ml of this suspension, covered with a 24x24 mm coverglass

  10. Análise da redistribuição de calor com agentes inalatórios, em ratos submetidos a laparotomia e pneumoperitônio, através da termografia infravermelha Análisis de la redistribución de calor con agentes inhalatorios, en ratones sometidos a laparotomia y pneumoperitonio, a través de termografia infraroja Analysis of heat loss using inhalation agents in rats subjected to laparotomy and increased intra-abdominal pressure, using digital infrared thermal image

    Daniel Colman


    , distribuidos en tres grupos, en que fueron utilizados: halotano, isoflurano y sevoflurano. En cada grupo hubo división en otros tres sub-grupos: I - control, II - laparotomia mediana con exposición de alzas intestinales; III - pneumoperitonio de 15 mmHg. La análisis termodinámica se realizó de dos formas: a través de la temperatura central esofágica y de la imagen digital térmica infrarroja. RESULTADOS: No hubo diferencia significativa en relación a los anestésicos inhalatorios entre los grupos I y II en relación a la pérdida de calor. En relación al grupo III, hubo diferencia entre el isoflurano y el sevoflurano, siendo el isoflurano el anestésico responsable por la mayor pérdida de temperatura en el animal. CONCLUSIONES: El sevoflurano fue el agente anestésico inhalatorio que determinó menor pérdida de calor frente al pneumoperitonio, en relación al isoflurano y halotano.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Anesthesiology involves the handling of situations inherent to anesthetic and surgical procedures which lead to patients thermal homeostasis unbalance, with noxious physiological effects. This study aimed at qualifying and quantifying thermal redistribution in rats subjected to inhalation anesthesia, during induction and in surgical situations of laparotomy and increased intra-abdominal pressure. METHODS: The study involved 90 rats, submitted to inhalation anesthesia, which were distributed in three groups: halothane; isoflurane; sevoflurane. Each group was divided in subgroups: I - control; II - median laparotomy with bowel exposure; III - 15 mmHg Increase in intra-abdominal pressure. Heat loss was measured by an esophageal probe and infrared thermal image. RESULTS: There were no significant differences among inhalation anesthetics regarding heat loss between groups I and II. In group III, there was a difference between isoflurane and sevoflurane and isoflurane was responsible for the highest heat loss.

  11. Effect of 7DH biotherapic of Toxoplasma gondii in mice infected with the protozoan

    Denise Lessa Aleixo


    Full Text Available Introduction: Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis caused by Toxoplasma gondii worldwide distributed [1]. In both, men and animals, the infection with T. gondii can lead to important pathologies [2]. The study of alternative treatments is important to set new therapeutic protocols, especially for the prevention of congenital toxoplasmosis. Aim: This study evaluated the effect of a biotherapic 7DH T. gondii in mice infected with T. gondii. Material and methods: The study was approved by the Ethics Committee for Animal Experimentation of the Universidade Estadual de Maringá – Protocol n° 036/2009. Fourteen mice were used – swiss male aged 57 days divided into two groups according to the treatment (or its diluent biotherapic: BIOT-200DH and Control (cereal alcohol-7%.The biotherapic was prepared with homogenized mouse brain (20 cysts of T.gondii/100μL-average 242 bradyzoites / cyst, according to the Brazilian Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia [3] in laminar flow. The experiment was performed as a blind randomized controlled trial. The animals were treated for 3 days immediately prior to infection. The oral treatment schedule was of 0.1mL/4x/ day, on the first day, followed by 2x/day. Animals aged 57 – 59 days were treated with biotherapic and were clinically evaluated. The animals were orally infected at the age of 60 days (20 cysts ME49-T. gondii. Within18-21 days of infection the clinical parameters were evaluated. On the 55th day of infection the eye fundus was examined (Ophthalmoscope Welch Allyn ® and the intraocular pressure was measured (Tonometer TONO-PEN ® XL. After 60 days of post-infection the animals were killed in a chamber saturated with halothane, the brains were homogenized and resuspended in 1 ml of saline solution. The cysts were counted according to a rate of 25 mL of suspension, covered with 24x24 mm glass, examined in its full length. Results and

  12. Índice de mortalidade durante procedimentos anestésicos: estudo retrospectivo (1996-2006 Mortality rate during anesthesia: retrospective study (1996-2006

    André Luís Corrêa


    study was carried out, evaluating the anesthetic records used during the anesthetic procedures at the Veterinary Clinical Hospital/Santa Catarina State University. A total of 7012 anesthetic procedures were evaluated, from which 5500 (78.4% performed in dogs and 1512 (21.6% in cats, submitted to general anesthesia. The deaths included in this study occurred during the trans-anesthetic or immediate postoperative period. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA classification, patients' age, sex or the surgical procedure accomplished were not taken in consideration. All the animals were submitted to the anesthetic-surgical procedures only with pre-anesthetic clinical evaluation, with no previous complementary data, and they were monitored in the trans-anesthetic period based on clinical anesthesia. In this period, 63 deaths were observed during the anesthetic period, from these, 49 in dogs (77.8% and 14 in cats (22.2%. The mortality rate observed in dogs was 0.89% and in cats, 0.92%. In conclusion, the anesthetic protocol with higher mortality rate in dogs was the association atropine, xylazine, thiopental and halothane (20.4%, with no protocol specially related to this rate in cats. The drugs associated with larger mortality rate were diazepam, etomidate and isoflurane for dogs and cats, when analyzed individually.

  13. Biotherapic 200 DH reduces of parasitism in mice infected with cerebral Toxoplasma gondii

    Denise Lessa Aleixo


    halothane, the brains were homogenized and resuspended in 1 ml of saline solution. The cysts were counted according to a rate of 25 mL of suspension, covered with 24x24 mm glass, examined in its full length. Results and discussion: The number of brain cysts was compared among groups using the Mann-Whitney test with 5% of significance. Although there was no significant difference among the groups (p =0.2943, the results are interesting: the number of cysts - average ± standard deviation –was of the 4.5 ± 3.3 in the BIOT-200DH group and of 9.7 ± 12.8 in the control group. It is necessary to emphasize the great variability within the control group expressed by the standard deviation. Likewise, there was no significant difference among the average of intraocular pressure observed in the control group (8.9 ± 3.8 and the group BIOT-200DH (8.0 ± 2.6. Regarding fundoscopy, the control group presented 57.14% of the animals without changes and 42.86% with discreet subretinal hemorrhage. While in the BIOT-200DH group, 50% of the animals showed no change and 50% showed discreet subretinal hemorrhage. Compared with the results from the use of other biotherapic T. gondii potencies [4], these results indicate that mice infected with the protozoan reacted better to the potency 200DH, Although mortality. This better response may the chronic aspect of the infection and/ or the characteristics of host-parasite relationship in the infection with T. gondii that involves alterations in the central nervous system. Conclusion: The highly diluted biotherapic 200DH T. gondii caused mortality in one animal in group however caused no significant difference other clinical and parasitological parameters evaluated although there was a decrease of parasitism brain of mice infected with the protozoan compared to control group.

  14. Alterações transitórias do exame neurológico durante o despertar da anestesia com enflurano, isoflurano ou sevoflurano Alteraciones transitorias del examen neurológico durante el despertar de la anestesia con enflurano, isoflurano o sevoflurano Transient neurological changes during emergence from enflurane, isoflurane or sevoflurane anesthesia

    Luiz Fernando Soares


    comportamiento durante la recuperación de la anestesia con enflurano (Grupo E, isoflurano (Grupo I y sevoflurano (Grupo S. MÉTODO: Fueron estudiados 44 pacientes que recibieron anestesia con enflurano, isoflurano o sevoflurano en N2O a 50%. Fueron anotados antes de la inducción, inmediatamente después de la cesación de la administración del anestésico y 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 e 40 minutos después: temperatura timpánica, nivel de consciencia, tono muscular, reflejos pupilar, ciliar, bicipital, patelar y cutaneo-plantar, bien como la ocurrencia de calofríos. RESULTADOS: Las respuestas de los reflejos pupilar, ciliar, patelar y cutaneo-plantar se correlacionaron con el nivel de consciencia. Los grupos no difirieron cuanto a la prevalencia de hipertonia muscular, hiperreflexia bicipital, clonus plantar y respuesta extensora cutaneo-plantar. Hiperreflexia patelar fue mas frecuente en el grupo del enflurano de que en el grupo del isoflurano. Calofríos fueron mas frecuentes en los grupos E e I de que en el grupo del sevoflurano. La temperatura timpánica no difirió entre los pacientes que presentaron o no calofríos. CONCLUSIONES: Alteraciones reversibles del examen neurológico pueden estar presentes por hasta 40 minutos durante la recuperación de la anestesia con enflurano, isoflurano o sevoflurano.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Transient neurological findings are seen during emergence from halothane, enflurane, and isoflurane anesthesia. Little is known about neurological changes during recovery from sevoflurane anesthesia. This study was aimed at comparing the incidence of such findings during recovery from enflurane (Group E, isoflurane (Group I and sevoflurane (Group S anesthesia. METHODS: Forty four patients were assigned to receive enflurane, isoflurane or sevoflurane anesthesia in 50% N2O. Evaluated parameters were: tympanic temperature, consciousness level, muscle tone, pupillary, eyelash, bicipital, patellar and plantar reflexes and shivering, which were recorded before

  15. Isoflurano em emulsão lipídica por via venosa promove estabilidade cardiovascular respiratória em modelo experimental Isoflurano en emulsión lipídica por vía venosa promueve estabilidad cardiovascular respiratoria en modelo experimental Intravenous isoflurane in lipid emulsion promotes cardiovascular and respiratory stability. Experimental model

    Lígia Andrade da Silva Telles Mathias


    halothane in lipid emulsion induces anesthesia with hemodynamic and respiratory stability. This investigation aimed at establishing the induction dose of isoflurane in 10% lipid emulsion and at observing cardiovascular and respiratory effects in experimental anesthesia. METHODS: This study involved 7 male piglets. Animals received intravenous propofol for invasive surgical preparations: femoral artery and jugular vein dissection and esophageal ecodopplercardiographic sensor. Heart rate (HR, electrocardiography (ECG, systolic (SBP, diastolic (DBP, mean (MBP blood pressure and central venous pressure (CVP, cardiac index (CI and bispectral index (BIS were recorded. Inspired and expired gases fractions were continuously evaluated. Isoflurane lipid emulsion was injected until bispectral index had decreased to 40 ± 5 (BIS40. Animals were kept anesthetized and submitted to laparotomy for gastric suture. RESULTS: Total volume to reach BIS40 was 25.6 ± 11.2 mL (2.56 mL isoflurane. Mean time to reach BIS40 was 15.6 ± 6.9 minutes. The higher the infusion rate the shorter the time to reach BIS40. Cardiovascular and respiratory conditions were stable throughout the experiment. Heart rate has increased with increased end tidal isoflurane. CONCLUSIONS: Intravenous isoflurane in lipid emulsion has promoted bispectral index decrease, hemodynamic and respiratory stability and direct correlation with its expired fraction. Intravenous isoflurane in lipid emulsion may be a safe modality for this anesthetic delivery.

  16. Efeito da anestesia geral na cognição e na memória do idoso Efecto de la anestesia general en la cognición y memoria del paciente de edad avanzada Effects of general anesthesia in elderly patients’ memory and cognition

    Régis Borges Aquino


    en el post operatorio de paciente com edad 60 a 80 años de ambos los sexos, sometidos a la anestesia general con duración de 3 a 7 horas.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: General anesthesia and mental function have been subject to studies and considerations, especially for the feeling that, especially in the elderly, it could induce changes in cognition and memory. This study aimed at evaluating the effects of general anesthesia in cognition and memory of elderly patients, correlating them to gender, age and anesthesia duration. METHODS: This is a cohort, controlled study with patients divided in two observation groups: a - anesthetic; b - clinical (control. Outcome variables studied were Mini-mental test, Verbal Fluency test and Numeric Remembrance test scores; general anesthesia with halothane, isoflurane, sevoflurane, thiopental, propofol, etomidate, fentanyl, alfentanil, succinylcholine, atracurium and pancuronium; intraoperative period with PaCO2 30 to 45 mmHg, hemoglobin saturation above 90% and blood pressure tolerance with up to 20% decrease as compared to baseline. Patients presenting any intra and postoperative adverse event were excluded from the study. Chi-square test was used for categorical data. Student’s t test for independent samples was used for initial comparison between groups at baseline moment (preanesthetic. Analysis of variance (ANOVA for repeated measures was used to evaluate anesthetic process effects along time. RESULTS: Groups were similar in the Mini-Mental test with increased scores along time. Both groups had virtually unchanged Verbal Fluency test scores. Both groups were very similar in Numeric Remembrance test with increased scores in both groups. CONCLUSIONS: No postoperative cognition or memory decline has been observed in patients of both genders, aged 60 to 80 years, submitted to general anesthesia lasting 3 to 7 hours.

  17. O Conhecimento de diferenças raciais pode evitar reações idiossincrásicas na anestesia? El conocimiento de diferencias raciales puede evitar reacciones idiosincrásicas en la anestesia? Could the understanding of racial differences prevent idiosyncratic anesthetic reactions?

    Nilton Bezerra do Vale


    ón del paracetamol y menos analgesia de la codeína en los flacos matabolizadores (CYP2D6; la melanina retarda el inicio de la analgesia epidérmica de la crema anestésica EMLA; menor midriasis por la adrenalina; mayor broncoespasmo a la metacolina en niños asmáticos; deficit de la G-6-PD en las hemácias eleva el riesgo de hemólisis a drogas oxidativas (10% de la población negra. (3 Asiáticos: alteraciones cinéticas tóxicas de la meperidina y codeína; mayor duración de la ansiólisis del diazepam; espasmo coronariano por la inyección de metilergonovina en el pós-parto; inter-relación del receptor GABA, de las desidrogenasis y del comportamiento de beber nipónico, contribuye para su mayor sensibilidad etanólica. Isoenzimas del citocromo P450 presentan polimorfismo genético en el metabolismo de neuropsicotrópicos y a lenta acetilación de la N-acetiltransferasis en la población ecuatorial (95% aumenta a toxicidad de isoniazida e hidralazina. CONCLUSIONES: La presente revisión pretende dar algunas respuestas específicas en la área de la idiosincrasia anestésica relacionada al efecto de la etnicidad sobre la farmacocinética, la farmacodinámica de las drogas y a la seguridad del paciente quirúrgico, objetivando optimizar una neuropsicofarmacologia más individualizada.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are several unanswered questions about the interethnic variability in anesthetic and adjuvant drugs responses. Current pharmacogenetic developments are taking us to the verge of being able to identify inherited racial differences which could predict individual patient’s anesthetic response. CONTENTS: The understanding of interethnic factors affecting drug response will allow anesthesiologists to prevent idiosyncratic reactions: (1 Caucasian: increased dopamine diuretic effect; prolonged apnea following succinylcholine or mivacurium; cardiac arrhythmias after halothane and catecholamines in Riley-Day syndrome; acute porphyria episodes after thiopental