Beta-adrenoceptor blockade and anaesthesia for thyroidectomy
The administration of beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs in the pre-operative preparation and operative management of thyrotoxic patients undergoing subtotal thyroidectomy is reviewed. Particular reference is made to some of the recent advances and it is emphasised that there has been a considerable reduction in the incidence of problems following judicious use of these drugs. The choice of anaesthetic technique employed for thyroidectomy is less important than the degree of control of thyrotoxicosis by the beta-adrenoceptor blocking drug. Propranolol has proved safe and effective for the majority of patients. The longer acting agent nadolol is easier to administer, particularly in the peri-operative period. Patients are rendered less thyrotoxic and safety thereby enhanced by adding potassium iodide for 10 days preoperatively. The combination of nadolol and potassium iodide offers real advantages in the preparation of the thyrotoxic patient for surgery.
Thyroid function after surgical treatment of thyrotoxicosis. A report of 100 cases treated with propranolol before operation
Propranolol in thyrotoxicosis. Cardiovascular changes during thyroidectomy in patients pre-treated with propranolol
Combination of potassium iodide and propranolol in preparation of patients with Graves' disease for thyroid surgery
EFFECTS OF ATROPINE AND SCOPOLAMINE ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM IN MAN. 2. SECONDARY BRADYCARDIA AFTER SCOPOLAMINE
Hyperthyroidism and other causes of thyrotoxicosis: management guidelines of the American Thyroid Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
2016 American Thyroid Association Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis
Hyperthyroidism and other causes of thyrotoxicosis: management guidelines of the American Thyroid Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
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