A patient is anesthetized using an inhaled anesthetic with a blood/gas partition coefficient of 13.0. Recovery time depends primarily on
A 15-kg, 3-year-old child is anesthetized for an inguinal hernia repair with halothane and nitrous oxide. The trachea is intubated after administration of succinylcholine 30 mg. At the conclusion of the 45-minute procedure, the child is not breathing; a peripheral nerve twitch monitor indicates no response to a train-of-four stimulus. Further investigation is most likely to show
Block of the superficial cervical plexus is performed at which location?
A 66-year-old woman with essential hypertension has a preoperative blood pressure of 160/95 mmHg despite receiving the usual dose of labetalol on the morning of surgery. Following endotracheal intubation, blood pressure increases to 220/120 mmHg. Which of the following is the most likely explanation?
A multi-orifices right heart catheter is being positioned by EKG control prior to sitting craniotomy. The EKG tracing is obtained between the distal tip of the catheter and the right arm lead. The most appropriate next step is to
A 46-year-old man is scheduled for repair of an inguinal hernia. Six years ago, he had an episode of malignant hyperthermia during cholecystectomy. Which of the following is the most appropriate perioperative management?
During anesthesia with nitrous oxide 65% in oxygen, fentanyl, and pancuronium, nitroprusside is administered to decrease arterial pressure to 85/50 mmHg. A decrease in PaO2 from 120 to 65 mmHg is most likely caused by
Diffuse microvascular bleeding is noted in a patient who has received 25 units of whole blood for a liver resection. Platelet count is 40,000/mm3, prothrombin time is 18 sec, activated partial thromboplastin time is 54 sec, and serum fibrinogen concentration is 60 mg/dl. The most likely cause of the bleeding is
A patient becomes flushed, dyspneic, and hypotensive during transfusion of 1 unit of packed red blood cells in the PACU. After discontinuing the transfusion, the most appropriate next step is administration of
The induction dose of thiopental should be decreased in each of the following situations EXCEPT