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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1988;21(3):417-422.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1988.21.3.417   
The Effect of Anesthetic Agents on the Blood Glucose Levels in Surgical Patients.
Huhn Choe
Department of Anesthesiology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Chonju Chonbuk, Korea.
This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of Thalamonal and enflurane on the blood glucose level. Anesthesia was maintained with Thalamonal (0.5~1ml/10kg), N2O(41/min), and pancuronium(0.1mg/kg) in group l patients and with enflurane(1.5~2.5vol%), N2O(41/min), pancuronium(0.1mg/kg) in group ll patients. Blood glucose levels were measured at ward, just before induction, 15 min after induction, 5 min and 40 min after skin incision and at recovery room respectively. The following results were obtained. 1) Blood plucose levels in both groups were not significantly changed during a period of fasting(p<0.05). 2) Blood glucose levels in both groups were more significantly increased during anesthesia and surgery than those measured at ward(p<0.01). 3) In group l patients, blood glucose levels measured at recovery room were more significantly increased than those measured at 40 min after skin incision(p<0.01), while in group ll patients blood glucose levels at recovery room were more significantly decreased than those measured at 40 min after skin incision(p<0.05). 4) Changes in blood glucose levels during anesthesia and operation were not significantly different in both groups. 5) Both groups did not show hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia beyond the clinically acceptable range. From above results, it is suggested that both Thalamonal and enflurane are safe anesthetic agents in the patients with diabetes mellitus as well as in the normal patients.
Key Words: Anesthetic agent; Blood glucose level


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