Keywords : Premedication
EVALUATION OF ORAL PREGABALIN PREMEDICATION FOR ATTENUATION OF PRESSOR RESPONSE DURING LARYNGOSCOPY AND ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 4112-4117
A prospective, randomized study was performed after acceptance by the Ethics Committee and informed consent of 60 patients seeking elective surgery at the Krishna Hospital and the Medical Research Centre, Karad. The study objective is to evaluate haemodynamic consistency through attenuation of the pressure reaction during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. Group A obtained pregabalin orally with water sips before induction and Group B served as control group, received multivitamin orally with sips of water 1hr before induction. Both groups were uniform in their distribution of age, weight and gender. They had similar physical status with no coexisting disease. Both groups were managed with same anesthetic protocol. It was concluded that the preoperative sedation before giving premedication in control and pregabalin groups are comparable, whereas pregabalin produced better preoperative sedation after one hour of premedication, as evidenced by higher Ramsay sedation score.