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Anesthetic drugs and monitoring techniques

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Answers to your questions about medetomidine and atipamezole

Chances are you're already using this new sedative and its antagonist. But do you know the specifics on its indications and contraindications? Its side effects? Considerations when using it in combination with other drugs? These specialists do, and they share their expertise with you.

Evaluating the compatibility of propofol and various preanesthetic agents in dogs

These researchers tested whether it is safe to use the tried and true premedications of veterinary practice with propofol, the most recently approved injectable anesthetic.

Using xylazine or thiopental to extend xylazine-butorphanol-glycopyrrolate sedation in dogs

In this study, the authors discovered that xylazine and thiopental significantly extend the duration of analgesia and lateral recumbency in dogs. You can use this combination in your clinic with just a couple of caveats.

Blood pressure monitoring

Determining your patients' blood pressure is one of the most effective ways to monitor their response to anesthesia as well as their general condition. Noninvasive techniques of measurement can be mastered once you understand the basics.

Pulse oximetry: A practical, efficient monitoring method

This reliable, practitioner-friendly tool for monitoring anesthetized patients is, in most cases, a good alternative to blood gas analysis. To help you decide whether it's right for your practice, here are its principles, limitations, and best uses.

Using end-tidal carbon dioxide to monitor patients

This important value can help you determine if your patient is breathing correctly and maintaining proper circulation. Here are the clinical situations in which it works best.

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