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Low levels of end-tidal carbon dioxide during general anesthesia and postoperative mortality

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Solhpour, A. Low levels of end-tidal carbon dioxide during general anesthesia and postoperative mortality. Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth 69, 389–390 (2022).

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  • hypocapnia
  • postoperative
  • mortality
  • muscle relaxants