Heart Rate Response in Conventional Nasal Vs Fiber Optic Bronchoscopic Endotracheal Intubation Techniques in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Endotracheal Intubation Techniques in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Background: Present study was conducted to compare the change in heart rate between conventional nasal intubation and flexible fiberoptic nasal intubation in oral and maxillofacial surgeries. Subjects and Methods: Sixty consenting adult patients, of either sex, of ASA physical status 1 and 2, in the age group of 18-60 years coming for oral and maxillofacial surgery were included in the study. These patients were randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients, each for either conventional nasal endotracheal intubation (Group A) or nasal intubation using flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope (Group B). Results: When heart rate was compared between the two groups we found that heart rate was comparable in both the groups. Conclusions: From our study, we concluded that there is no advantage of flexible fiberoptic intubation over conventional nasal intubation in terms of increase in heart rate.
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