The Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on the Hemodynamic Response to Laryngoscopy and Tracheal Intubation

Hanci V., Yurtlu S., Hakimoglu S., Yilmaz M., Ayoglu H., Basaran M., ...More

ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, vol.111, no.2, pp.362-365, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181e62984
  • Page Numbers: pp.362-365


We designed this study to determine the effect of the menstrual cycle on the hemodynamic response to tracheal intubation (TI). Sixty-two ASA I women who were either in the follicular phase (group F, n = 31) or luteal phase (group L, n = 31) of their menstrual cycle were included in the study. Patients received propofol and rocuronium for intubation. Hemodynamic variables were recorded before administration of the IV anesthetic, as well as after TI. Rate pressure products were calculated. Groups were similar in terms of demographic data. Rate pressure products values at the first minute after TI were significantly increased in group L than were those in group F (P < 0.001). We conclude that the phase of the menstrual cycle is an important factor in the hemodynamic response to TI. (Anesth Analg 2010;111:362-5)