[Prevention of hypertension at intubation with intravenous nicardipine].

We administered a calcium channel blocker, nicardipine 0.01 mg.kg-1 i. v. bolus or 5 micrograms.kg-1.min-1 i. v. infusion before induction with thiamylal or modified NLA (thiamylal, droperidol and butorphanol) to prevent hypertension at intratracheal intubation, and measured blood pressure and heart rate before and after intubation. Blood pressure of all… CONTINUE READING