Postoperative residuial block after intermediate-acting neuromuscular blocking drugs

A.H. Hayes, Rajinder Mirakhur, D.S. Breslin, J.E. Reid, K.C. McCourt

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Summary The frequency and duration of postoperative residual neuromuscular block on arrival of 150 patients in the recovery ward following the use of vecuronium (n = 50), atracurium (n = 50) and rocuronium (n = 50) were recorded. Residual block was defined as a train-of-four ratio of 0.8 after arrival in the recovery ward were 9.2 [1-61], 6.9 [1-24] and 14.7 [1.5-83] min for the vecuronium, atracurium and rocuronium, respectively. None of the 10 patients who did not receive neuromuscular blocking drugs had train-of-four ratios
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-318
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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