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Deep neuromuscular block

Martijn Boon, Christian Martini, Albert Dahan
Muscle relaxation is a routine part of anesthesia and has important advantages. However, the lingering effects of muscle relaxants in the postoperative period have historically been associated with postoperative adverse events. Neuromuscular reversal, together with neuromuscular monitoring, is a recognized strategy to reduce the rate of postoperative residual relaxation but has only marginally improved outcome in the past few decades. Sugammadex, a novel reversal agent with unique encapsulating properties, has changed the landscape of neuromuscular reversal and opened up new opportunities to improve patient care...
2018: F1000Research
Iacopo Cappellini, Fabio Picciafuochi, Daniele Ostento, Ginevra Danti, Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio, Chiara Adembri
BACKGROUND: The extensive use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) during surgical procedures still leads to potential residual paralyzing effects in the postoperative period. Indeed, neuromuscular monitoring in an intra-operative setting is strongly advocated. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors can reverse muscle block, but their short half-life may lead to residual curarization in the ward, especially when intermediate or long-acting NMBAs have been administered. Sugammadex is the first selective reversal drug for steroidal NMBAs; it has been shown to give full and rapid recovery of muscle strength, thus minimizing the occurrence of residual curarization...
February 21, 2018: Trials
Thomas Fuchs-Buder, Edoardo DE Robertis, Laurent Brunaud
BACKGROUND: There is an increased interest in the current literature to evaluate the potential clinical benefit of a sustained deep neuromuscular blockade ( i.e. a post-tetanic count ≤ 3) during various laparoscopic surgical procedures. This deep block concept represents a new area of clinical research, which concerns both, anesthesiologists and surgeons. METHODS: We reviewed a selection of recent publications about the indications and the potential benefits of a maintained deep neuromuscular blockade during different laparoscopic procedures...
December 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
Najat Tajaate, Jan-Uwe Schreiber, Thomas Fuchs-Buder, Yvonne Jelting, Peter Kranke
BACKGROUND: Neostigmine is widely used to antagonise residual paralysis. Over the last decades, the benchmark of acceptable neuromuscular recovery has increased progressively to a train-of-four (TOF) ratio of at least 0.9. Raising this benchmark may impact on the efficacy of neostigmine. OBJECTIVE(S): The systematic review evaluates the efficacy of neostigmine to antagonise neuromuscular block to attain a TOF ratio of at least 0.9. DESIGN: We performed a systematic search of the literature from January 1992 to December 2015...
March 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
M Zaballos, A Reyes, J Etulain, C Monteserín, M Rodríguez, E Velasco
OBJECTIVE: Recently, the evaluation of postoperative results has focused on the opinion of the patient as of great relevance. Our objective was to evaluate the quality of recovery by questionnaire (QoR-15) in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy, comparing desflurane versus a total intravenous technique with propofol (TIVA). A non-inferiority hypothesis was proposed between both techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective longitudinal cohort study in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which multimodal management was applied including low pneumoperitoneum pressures, deep neuromuscular block and pain prevention strategy and PONV...
November 7, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
W H Kim, J-H Bahk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
M H Bruintjes, G J Scheffer, A Dahan, M C Warlé
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
M V Madsen, S Scheppan, E Mørk, P Kissmeyer, J Rosenberg, M R Gätke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
M V Madsen, S Scheppan, E Mørk, P Kissmeyer, J Rosenberg, M R Gätke
Background: During laparotomy, surgeons may experience difficult surgical conditions if the patient's abdominal wall or diaphragm is tense. Deep neuromuscular block (NMB), defined as a post-tetanic-count (PTC) between 0-1, paralyses the abdominal wall muscles and the diaphragm. We hypothesized that deep NMB (PTC 0-1) would improve subjective ratings of surgical conditions during upper laparotomy as compared with standard NMB. Methods: This was a double blinded, randomized study...
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Ana-Marija Hristovska, Patricia Duch, Mikkel Allingstrup, Arash Afshari
BACKGROUND: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as neostigmine, have traditionally been used for reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents. However, these drugs have significant limitations, such as indirect mechanisms of reversal, limited and unpredictable efficacy, and undesirable autonomic responses. Sugammadex is a selective relaxant-binding agent specifically developed for rapid reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade induced by rocuronium. Its potential clinical benefits include fast and predictable reversal of any degree of block, increased patient safety, reduced incidence of residual block on recovery, and more efficient use of healthcare resources...
August 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Denise M D Özdemir-van Brunschot, Gert J Scheffer, Michel van der Jagt, Hans Langenhuijsen, Albert Dahan, Janneke E E A Mulder, Simone Willems, Luuk B Hilbrands, Rogier Donders, Cees J H M van Laarhoven, Frank A d'Ancona, Michiel C Warlé
BACKGROUND: The use of low intra-abdominal pressure (<10 mmHg) reduces postoperative pain scores after laparoscopic surgery. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether low-pressure pneumoperitoneum with deep neuromuscular blockade improves the quality of recovery after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: In a single-center randomized controlled trial, 64 live kidney donors were randomly assigned to 6 or 12 mmHg insufflation pressure...
November 2017: World Journal of Surgery
M H Bruintjes, E V van Helden, A E Braat, A Dahan, G J Scheffer, C J van Laarhoven, M C Warlé
Neuromuscular block (NMB) is frequently used in abdominal surgery to improve surgical conditions by relaxation of the abdominal wall and prevention of sudden muscle contractions. The evidence supporting routine use of deep NMB is still under debate. We aimed to provide evidence for the superiority of routine use of deep NMB during laparoscopic surgery. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing the influence of deep vs moderate NMB during laparoscopic procedures on surgical space conditions and clinical outcomes...
June 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Matias Vested Madsen, Olav Istre, Henrik Halvor Springborg, Anne Kathrine Staehr-Rye, Jacob Rosenberg, Jørgen Lund, Mona Ring Gätke
INTRODUCTION: Establishment of sufficient muscle relaxation is essential in laparoscopic surgery. During laparoscopy, surgeons can experience abdominal contractions in their patients. Deep neuromuscular block (NMB) has the potential to prevent such episodes. In this study, we explored if deep NMB reduces the incidence of sudden abdominal contractions as compared with standard NMB. METHODS: This was a pre-planned secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled study...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
E S Choi, A Y Oh, B W Koo, J W Hwang, J W Han, K S Seo, S H Ahn, W J Jeong
Some short procedures require deep neuromuscular blockade, which needs to be reversed at the end of the procedure. Forty-four patients undergoing elective laryngeal micro-surgery were randomly allocated into two groups: rocuronium 0.45 with neostigmine (50 μ with glycopyrrolate 10 μ ) reversal (moderate block group) vs. rocuronium 0.90 with sugammadex (4 ) reversal (deep block group). The primary outcome was the intubating conditions during laryngoscopy secondary outcomes included recovery of neuromuscular block; conditions for tracheal intubation; satisfaction score as determined by the surgeon; onset of neuromuscular block; and postoperative sore throat...
October 2017: Anaesthesia
Martijn Boon, Chris H Martini, Leon P Aarts, Bart Torensma, Albert Dahan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Woon Seok Kang, Kyo Sang Kim, Shin Mi Song
BACKGROUND: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) has been used in the treatment of pre-eclampsia, hypertension and arrhythmia. Magnesium enhances the neuromuscular block of rocuronium. This study has been conducted to evaluate the reversal efficacy of sugammadex from deep rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block (NMB) during consistent pretreatment of MgSO4 in rabbits. METHODS: Twenty-eight rabbits were randomly assigned to four groups, a control group or study groups (50% MgSO4 150-200 mg/kg and 25 mg/kg/h IV), and received rocuronium 0...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Ji Eun Kim, Hea Rim Chun
INTRODUCTION: Anesthetic management of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is complicated because these patients are more sensitive to nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) and are vulnerable to postoperative complications, such as postoperative residual curarization and respiratory failure. Sugammadex is a new reversal agent for aminosteroidal NMBAs, but its safety in children is controversial. CLINICAL FEATURES: An 11-year-old boy with DMD underwent general anesthesia for a percutaneous nephrolithotomy...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Javier Casanova, Patricia Piñeiro, Francisco De La Gala, Luis Olmedilla, Patricia Cruz, Patricia Duque, Ignacio Garutti
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Neuromuscular relaxants are essential during general anesthesia for several procedures. Classical anesthesiology literature indicates that the use of neuromuscular blockade in thoracic surgery may be deleterious in patients in lateral decubitus position in one-lung ventilation. The primary objective of our study was to compare respiratory function according to the degree of patient neuromuscular relaxation. Secondary, we wanted to check that neuromuscular blockade during one-lung ventilation is not deleterious...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
T Ledowski, A Goodwin-Walters, P Quinn, M Calvert
BACKGROUND: The use of neuromuscular blocking agents has previously been suggested to facilitate the dissection of the latissimus dorsi muscle during breast reconstructive surgery. The aim of this study was to quantify the influence of deep muscle relaxation on the force required to lift the latissimus dorsi muscle during flap preparation. METHODS: After ethics approval and written informed consent 15 patients scheduled for elective breast reconstruction with a latissimus dorsi pedicled flap (muscle flap, not myocutaneous flap) under general anaesthesia were prospectively included...
February 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
Sam Baete, Gerd Vercruysse, Margot Vander Laenen, Pieter De Vooght, Jeroen Van Melkebeek, Dimitri Dylst, Maud Beran, Jan Van Zundert, René Heylen, Willem Boer, Sam Van Boxstael, Tom Fret, Hans Verhelst, Cathy De Deyne, Frank Jans, Pascal Vanelderen
BACKGROUND: In recent literature, it has been suggested that deep neuromuscular block (NMB) improves surgical conditions during laparoscopy; however, the evidence supporting this statement is limited, and this was not investigated in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Moreover, residual NMB could impair postoperative respiratory function. We tested the hypotheses that deep NMB could improve the quality of surgical conditions for laparoscopic bariatric surgery compared with moderate NMB and investigated whether deep NMB puts patients at risk for postoperative respiratory impairment compared with moderate NMB...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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