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asm985 t1_jash2fi wrote

TIVAs are more expensive, usually take longer recovery in PACU, and have higher concerns of intra operative awareness.


FrankTankly t1_jashlrq wrote

TIVA also allows for much better intra-operative neurosurgical monitoring! Gas obliterates SSEPs and MEPs (especially) to the point where if there’s any gas on board motor evoked potentials will be completely lost.


asm985 t1_jasicoe wrote

True. Overall, pros/cons for each - best to use correct anesthetic for the situation, as opposed to blanket statements of convenience


FrankTankly t1_jasilp3 wrote

Absolutely, just like everything else in life the devil is in the details.