oa South African Medical Journal - Kemithal as an intravenous anaesthetic in the Bantu
|Article Title||Kemithal as an intravenous anaesthetic in the Bantu|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Anaesthesia, Coronation Hospital, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Oct 1949|
|Pages||831 - 832|
|Keyword(s)||Bantu, Intravenous anaesthetic, Kemithal, Laryngospasm and Venous thrombosis|
The chief features of kemithal as an agent for intravenous anaesthesia in the Bantu are:- the levels of surgical anaesthesia are reached with practically no depression of resprratIon. There is a remarkable absence of laryngospasm. Toxicity of kemithal is less than with other comparable agents. The rate of venous thrombosis is higher than with pentothal or soluble thiopentone.
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