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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 47 Issue 1 (2020). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research
A comparative study of propofol and thiopental as induction agents for elective caesarean section
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1 Department of Anaestesia, Areteion Hospital, University of Athens, Athens (Greece)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1992, 19(2), 93–96;
Published: 10 June 1992

Twenty women for elective caesarean section received either propofol 2.3 mg/kgr or thiopental 4.4 mg/kgr for induction of general anaesthesia. Maintainance was similar for both groups. Mean arterial pressure and heart rate were recorded non-invasively before anaesthesia, during intubation, one and five minutes after intubation. There were no significant differences in haemodynamic response between the two groups. During intubation heart rate rose in both groups, but remained increased five minutes after tracheal intubation only in the thiopental treated women (p less than 0.05). There was no significant neonatal depression as assessed by Apgar Scores and blood gas analyses. Propofol appears to be a suitable alternative to thiopental as an induction agent for obstetric anaesthesia.
Anaesthesia obstetric
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