Research Article: Intraoperative End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Concentrations: What Is the Target?

Date Published: October 25, 2011

Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Author(s): Megan Way, Gary E. Hill.


Recent publications suggest that target end-tidal carbon dioxide concentrations should be higher than values currently considered as acceptable. This paper presents evidence that end-tidal carbon dioxide values higher than concentrations that are currently targeted result in improved patient outcomes and are associated with a reduced incidence of postoperative complications.

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