Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Comparison of remifentanil with alfentanil or suxamethonium following propofol anaesthesia for tracheal intubation

Buy Article:

The full text article is temporarily unavailable.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please try again later.

Sixty ASA physical status I and II, premedicated patients were administered propofol 2 mg.kg-1 and remifentanil 2 μg.kg-1 (group R), alfentanil 50 μg.kg-1 (group A) or suxamethonium 1 mg.kg-1 (group S) as a rapid bolus. One minute after study drug administration, tracheal intubation was performed. Intubation conditions were then scored. Excellent or good conditions were observed in only 35% in group R compared with groups S and A (100% and 85%, respectively; p < 0.001). The haemodynamic response to tracheal intubation was blunted in groups R and A compared with group S (p < 0.001). The mean heart rate in groups R and A was significantly lower than group S (p < 0.001). We conclude that remifentanil 2 μg.kg-1 given as a rapid bolus will not produce intubating conditions as good as those obtained with alfentanil 50 μg.kg-1 or suxamethonium 1 mg.kg-1 if administered after propofol 2 mg.kg-1.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: General anaesthesia; Intubation, trachea; analgesics, opioids, remifentanil, alfentanil; neuromuscular blocking drug, suxamethonium

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Anesthesiology, Box 3094, Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, NC 27710, USA

Publication date: 01 November 1999

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more