Hong Kong Med J 2014;20(Suppl 3):S34-5
Perioperative outcome after nitrous oxide anaesthesia: an ENIGMA trial
MTV Chan, T Gin
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital
1. Nitrous oxide administration increased the rate of postoperative complications after major surgery, but was associated with lower rates of chronic postsurgical pain.
2. Anaesthesiologists should carefully consider the risk-benefit profile for each patient when opting to use nitrous oxide during anaesthesia.