The ASA Committee on Economics recently published an updated ASA physical status classification with specific examples of pediatric comorbidities. In … [Continue Reading]
Question of the Week
Which of the following factors is MOST LIKELY responsible for the increased speed of inhalation induction in a neonate compared to an adult?
A. The greater distribution of cardiac output to the vessel-rich group in neonates
B. A higher alveolar ventilation to functional residual capacity ratio in adults
C. An increased blood:gas partition coefficient in infants and neonates
D. Decreased tissue solubility of volatile agents in adults