The endocrine stress response after oral premedication with low-dose midazolam for intraocular surgery in retrobulbar anaesthesia.

PURPOSE It was the purpose of this study to examine the endocrine stess response in patients undergoing elective intraocular surgery in retrobulbar anaesthesia (RBA), and the effect of an oral premedication with 3.75 mg midazolam on this reaction. METHODS In a prospective double-blind study, 23 patients were randomly assigned to either group I (n = 12… CONTINUE READING