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deep inhalational anaesthesia could not reliably obtund the intubation response and could raise the intraocular pressure, which was undesirable in our patient.
Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods have evolved over time to obtund the pressor response to laryngoscopy and intubation.
19,20) In the present study pre-treatment with dexmedetomidine 1[micro]g/kg attenuated, but did not totally obtund the cardiovascular responses to tracheal intubation after induction of anaesthesia.
Mechanical Ventilation: Rapid sequence intubation is performed to secure the airway; intravenous lidocaine is administered to obtund significant haemodynamic response of endotracheal intubation in traumatic brain injury patients.