Gabapentin attenuates the pressor response to direct laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation.

@article{Fassoulaki2006GabapentinAT,
  title={Gabapentin attenuates the pressor response to direct laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation.},
  author={Argyro G Fassoulaki and Aikaterini Melemeni and Anteia Paraskeva and Georgios Petropoulos},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={769-73}
}
BACKGROUND Laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation increase blood pressure and heart rate (HR). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of gabapentin when given before operation on the haemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and intubation. METHODS Forty-six patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy for benign disease were randomly allocated to receive gabapentin 1,600 mg or placebo capsules at 6 hourly intervals starting the day (noon) before surgery. Anaesthesia was induced… CONTINUE READING

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