"Is there still
a place for nitrous oxide in modern anesthesia care ?" A discussion
with rather polarizing arguments has emerged from Germany under this
The ISMG organized several breakfast panels and symposia on the topic:
Recent Advances in Medical Gas
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
28. October 2006
in cooperation with the Department of Anesthesiology, VU University
medical center, Amsterdam
» Abstracts (PDF)
In October 2002 headlines suggesed
nitrous oxide to be the "common anaesthetic agent"
that had been used by Russian military to disable terrorists
at a Moskow theater.
This triggered the ISMG together with the German Society of
Desaster Medicine (DGKM) to launch a special session entitled
"Terrorism - Moscow and what
we have learned" at the German Anesthesia
Congress (DAC 2003) in Munich.