The effects of suxamethonium and D-tubocurarine on the pressor and plasma catecholamine responses to tracheal intubation

Cummings, M. F., Russell, W. J., Frewin, D. B. and Jonsson, J. R. (1983) The effects of suxamethonium and D-tubocurarine on the pressor and plasma catecholamine responses to tracheal intubation. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 11 2: 103-106.

Author Cummings, M. F.
Russell, W. J.
Frewin, D. B.
Jonsson, J. R.
Title The effects of suxamethonium and D-tubocurarine on the pressor and plasma catecholamine responses to tracheal intubation
Journal name Anaesthesia and Intensive Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0310-057X
Publication date 1983-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 103
End page 106
Total pages 4
Place of publication Edgecliff, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Society of Anaesthetists
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Changes in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and plasma catecholamine concentrations in response to endotracheal intubation were examined in 8 patients who had received d-tubocurarine and 10 who had received suxamethonium. MAP fell after induction of anaesthesia and administration of the relaxant by a mean of 11 mmHg in those who had received suxamethonium and 19 mmHg in those who had received d-tubocurarine (p <0.05 for each). MAP rose sharply when the trachea was intubated, by a mean of 29 mmHg for the suxamethonium group, and 35 mmHg for the curare group (p < 0.001 for each). A significant rise in plasma noradrenaline was also noted after intubation in each group, 51% (p < 0.01) for the suxamethonium group and 28% (p < 0.05) for the d-tubocurarine. The results suggest that the fall in MAP after administration of d-tubocurarine does not attenuate the pressor response associated with intubation.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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