Sandhya Dakshinamurthy1, Nagraja Prabhakar Gollapalli2, Hanuman Srinivasa Murthy3
Tracheal intubation is associated with haemodynamic changes due to sympathetic stimulation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
60 patients undergoing elective surgeries under general anaesthesia were included. Detailed history, preoperative assessment followed by assessment of airway and anthropometry was done. Haemodynamic changes, apnoea time and induction time were monitored throughout the procedure.
There was no significant difference between the Trachlight??? and laryngoscopy groups with respect to systolic and diastolic blood pressure, mean blood pressure and heart rate. In both the groups, there was a significant increase in blood pressure and heart rate from baseline, which persisted for two to three minutes and reached the baseline by about 4 to 6 minutes. The time required for intubation and apnoea time were significantly longer in Trachlight??? group.
Haemodynamic response to intubation with Trachlight??? does not differ from those with direct laryngoscopy group. Hence, Trachlight??? does not attenuate the haemodynamic response associated with laryngoscopy and intubation