Table 2

Respiratory rate and mean arterial pressure recorded before, during and after sufentanil-midazolam TIVA in medetomidine-premedicated New Zealand White rabbits (n = 8)
Time point Respiratory rate (per min) Mean arterial pressure (mmHg)
sedateda 100 (40–240) 70 (61–78)
5 4b (0–22) 56 (49–73)
10 6b (1–26) 55 (48–63)
20 6b (0–22) 50b (41–60)
30 12 (6–17) 49 (42–57)
40 13 (8–24) 46b (39–54)
50 10b (0–14) 48b (37–53)
60 13 (1–24) 49b (40–60)
70* 24 (12–130) 57 (44–72)

Values are presented as median (range).

avalues were recorded approximately 30 min after injection with medetomidine (0.1 mg/kg BW SC). bsignificantly different compared with values recorded in sedated rabbits. Friedman Repeated Measures ANOVA on ranks, multiple comparisons with Dunn’s method. *10 min after TIVA stop.

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