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Aerosol propellants leading to factitious reading by gas monitoring

Vijay Adabala , Priyanka Gupta

Vijay Adabala
Department of Anesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS). Email: vijay.adabala96@gmail.com

Priyanka Gupta
Department of Anesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS)h
Online First: April 28, 2019 | Cite this Article
Adabala, V., Gupta, P. 2019. Aerosol propellants leading to factitious reading by gas monitoring. Bali Journal of Anesthesiology 3(1): 12-13. DOI:10.15562/bjoa.v3i1.108


A well-equipped Anaesthesia workstation is boon for safe anaesthesia practice. Anaesthesia agent gas monitoring has become an integral part of intraoperative monitoring. The infrared analyzers are commonly used for measuring anaesthetic agents. These advanced gas monitoring devices help in accurate titration of delivery of anaesthetics to patients particularly at low flows. However as with any technology, gas monitoring is also associated with inherent errors. Newer aerosol propellants like hydro-flouro- alkanes (HFA) are known to cause erroneous detection of inhalational anaesthetic agents during general anaesthesia.

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