Journal article

Butorphanol compared with fentanyl in general anaesthesia for ambulatory laparoscopy.

BK Philip, DA Scott, D Freiberger, RR Gibbs, C Hunt, E Murray

Can J Anaesth | Published : 1991


Butorphanol was compared with fentanyl as the narcotic component of general anaesthesia for ambulatory laparoscopic surgery. This double-blind, randomized study enrolled 60 healthy women who received equianalgesic doses of fentanyl 1 (F, n = 30) or butorphanol 20 (B, n = 30) prior to induction of anaesthesia. Tracheal anaesthesia was maintained with nitrous oxide/oxygen, isoflurane, and succinylcholine by infusion. Intraoperatively, patients who received B demonstrated lower pulse rate before and after intubation (P less than 0.05, P less than 0.01) and lower diastolic blood pressure after intubation (P less than 0.01). Anesthesiologists judged the maintenance ..

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