Table 2

Clearance with changing Q and VA (based on the clearance formula)
Q (L.min-1) 5 5 5 2.5 10
VA (L.min-1) 5 2.5 10 5 5
Clearance desflurane 0.70 0.54 0.83 0.83 0.54
 clearance (% baseline) 77% 117% 117% 77%
Clearance sevoflurane 0.61 0.43 0.75 0.75 0.43
 clearance (% baseline) 72% 125% 125% 72%
Clearance isoflurane 0.43 0.28 0.61 0.61 0.28
 clearance (% baseline) 64% 139% 139% 64%

Q: cardiac output; VA: alveolar minute ventilation.

De Wolf et al.

De Wolf et al. BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2253-12-22

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