Bispectral index-guided induction of general anaesthesia in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery using propofol or etomidate: a double-blind, randomized, clinical trial.


BACKGROUND In a double-blind, randomized trial, we compared the haemodynamic effects of a bispectral index (BIS)-guided etomidate and propofol infusion for anaesthesia induction in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. METHODS Forty-six patients were randomly assigned to two groups based on the induction of anaesthesia, performed with a BIS value… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/bja/aes416


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