Joshua Dhavanam Y

Department of Anaesthesiology, Gandhi Medical College/Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad, India


  • Research   
    Comparision of Esmolol and Labetalol in Low Doses for Attenuation of Sympathomimetic Response to Laryngoscopy and Intubation
    Author(s): Joshua Dhavanam Y, Ramlal Porika* and Kommuri Sudha

    Background and aims: Sympathoadrenal response to direct laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation invariably results in increases in heart rate and elevation in mean arterial pressure. In some instances arrhythmias can be precipitated. These potentially harmful responses may prove to be detrimental in patient at risk. Many techniques and various drugs have been employed to attenuate these haemodynamic responses. No single drug or technique is totally satisfactory. Thus there is a need to find a simple efficient and reliably consistent method. Materials and methods: Prospective, randomized, controlled, single blinded trial comparing two adrenergic antagonists labetalol (nonselective) and esmolol (B1 selective) in decreasing the pressure response during rigid laryngoscopy and intubation in 90 patients of both sex, who belong to ASA .. Read More»

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