High-and low-dose fentanyl anaesthesia: Circulatory and plasma catecholamine responses during cholecystectomy

C. Klingstedt, K. Giesecke, B. Hamberger, P. O. Jarnberg

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The cardiovascular and neuroendocrine effects of a high-dose fentanyl anaesthesia (100 μg/kg body weight) were compared with those of a balanced type of fentanyl anaesthesia (5 μg kg-1) during upper abdominal surgery. High-dose fentanyl anaesthesia prevented the increase in catecholamine concentrations and attenuated the circulatory response to surgical stress seen in the group anaesthetized with the balanced technique of anaesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalBritish journal of anaesthesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1987


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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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