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Br J Anaesth. 1983 Sep;55(9):855-60.

Plasma catecholamine responses to tracheal intubation.

Abstract

Plasma adrenaline and noradrenaline concentrations were measured in 24 patients during the induction of anaesthesia and the subsequent tracheal intubation. The patients received either suxamethonium 1 mg kg-1 or pancuronium 0.1 mg kg-1 to facilitate tracheal intubation. Mean arterial pressure (MAP) increased in both groups following laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation and there were concomitant increases in the plasma catecholamine concentrations, the changes being more marked in the suxamethonium group. There was a significant correlation between MAP and plasma catecholamine concentrations in the suxamethonium group. Measurement of plasma catecholamine concentrations in samples obtained simultaneously from central venous, peripheral venous and arterial sites were in broad agreement; the greatest changes occurred in central venous samples.

PMID:
6615672
DOI:
10.1093/bja/55.9.855
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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