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Laughing gas in pediatric emergency department-fun for all participants: Vitamin B12 status among medical staff working with nitrous oxide - Zurich Open Repository and Archive


Staubli, G; Baumgartner, M R; Sass, J O; Hersberger, M (2016). Laughing gas in pediatric emergency department-fun for all participants: Vitamin B12 status among medical staff working with nitrous oxide. Pediatric Emergency Care, 32(12):827-829.

Abstract

The efficiency of nitrous oxide in an equimolar mixture with oxygen or in concentrations up to 70% is approved for short painful procedures. Evaluation of the vitamin B12 levels in anesthetic staff applying nitrous oxide showed reduced vitamin B12 plasma levels. This study examines the vitamin B12 status of medical staff working with nitrous oxide in a pediatric emergency department (ED). Medical staff of the ED at the University Children's Hospital Zurich participated. The vitamin B12 status was evaluated by measuring homocysteine, methylmalonic acid, vitamin B12, blood count, and theMTHFR C677T genotype. As a control group, medical personnel working in the “nitrous oxide–free” pediatric intensive care unit were recruited.
were recruited.

Abstract

The efficiency of nitrous oxide in an equimolar mixture with oxygen or in concentrations up to 70% is approved for short painful procedures. Evaluation of the vitamin B12 levels in anesthetic staff applying nitrous oxide showed reduced vitamin B12 plasma levels. This study examines the vitamin B12 status of medical staff working with nitrous oxide in a pediatric emergency department (ED). Medical staff of the ED at the University Children's Hospital Zurich participated. The vitamin B12 status was evaluated by measuring homocysteine, methylmalonic acid, vitamin B12, blood count, and theMTHFR C677T genotype. As a control group, medical personnel working in the “nitrous oxide–free” pediatric intensive care unit were recruited.
were recruited.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:18 Dec 2015 08:40
Last Modified:01 Dec 2016 01:01
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0749-5161
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000000582
PubMed ID:26569075

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