Papers And Originals

Depression of Laryngeal Reflexes during Ketamine Anaesthesia

Br Med J 1971; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5763.688 (Published 19 June 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;2:688
  1. P. A. Taylor,
  2. R. M. Towey

    Abstract

    The competence of the laryngeal-closure reflex was assessed in a group of patients having ketamine anaesthesia and found to be depressed. All patients in a control group of conscious volunteers had a competent reflex. The possible dangers of ketamine anaesthesia without endotracheal intubation are discussed.