Effect of dexmedetomidine premedication on the intraocular pressure changes after succinylcholine and intubation.

@article{Mowafi2008EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dexmedetomidine premedication on the intraocular pressure changes after succinylcholine and intubation.},
  author={Hany A. Mowafi and Nasser Mohammed Aldossary and Salah Ali Ismail and Jamal Alqahtani},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={485-9}
}
BACKGROUND Succinylcholine is still recommended for some situations in open globe injuries. However, the use of succinylcholine is associated with an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP). This may be deleterious in open globe injuries. No method has previously been shown to abolish completely this rise in the IOP. We investigated whether dexmedetomidine, an alpha-2 agonist, could attenuate this increase in the IOP after succinylcholine and intubation. METHODS Forty patients with no pre… CONTINUE READING
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