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10 August 2010

Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube

In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

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In the new study, Turkish researchers analyzed the effect of the menstrual cycle on heart rate and blood pressure response to tracheal intubation in 62 healthy women. Half the women were in the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle (one to 12 days after the start of their last period, when hormone levels are lower), while the other half were in the luteal phase (the phase after ovulation).

 
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