Randomised controlled trial of thiopental for intubation in neonates.

  title={Randomised controlled trial of thiopental for intubation in neonates.},
  author={Alok Bhutada and Rakesh Sahni and Shantanu Rastogi and J T Wung},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  volume={82 1},
AIMS To determine the effects of premedication with thiopental on heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation during semi-elective nasotracheal intubation in neonates. METHODS A randomised, placebo controlled, non-blinded study design was used to study 30 neonates (mean birthweight 3.27 kg) requiring semi-elective nasotracheal intubation. The babies were randomly allocated to receive either 6 mg/kg of thiopental (study group) or an equivalent volume of physiological saline (control… CONTINUE READING
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