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monitoring neuromuscular block

Thomas Fuchs-Buder, Réka Nemes, Denis Schmartz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To revise the current literature on concepts for neuromuscular block management. Moreover, consequences of incomplete neuromuscular recovery on patients' postoperative pulmonary outcome are evaluated as well. RECENT FINDINGS: The incidence of residual paralysis may be as high as 70% and even small degrees of residual paralysis may have clinical consequences. Neostigmine should not be given before return of the fourth response of the train-of-four-stimulation and no more than 40-50 μg/kg should be given...
October 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Michael J Murray, Heidi DeBlock, Brian Erstad, Anthony Gray, Judi Jacobi, Che Jordan, William McGee, Claire McManus, Maureen Meade, Sean Nix, Andrew Patterson, M Karen Sands, Richard Pino, Ann Tescher, Richard Arbour, Bram Rochwerg, Catherine Friederich Murray, Sangeeta Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2002 version of "Clinical practice guidelines for sustained neuromuscular blockade in the adult critically ill patient." DESIGN: A Task Force comprising 17 members of the Society of Critical Medicine with particular expertise in the use of neuromuscular-blocking agents; a Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation expert; and a medical writer met via teleconference and three face-to-face meetings and communicated via e-mail to examine the evidence and develop these practice guidelines...
November 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Gregory Roe, Joshua Darrall-Jones, Kevin Till, Padraic Phibbs, Dale Read, Jonathon Weakley, Ben Jones
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in performance of a 6-second cycle ergometer test (CET) and countermovement jump (CMJ) during a 6-week training block in professional rugby union players. METHODS: Twelve young professional rugby union players performed two CET and CMJ on the first and fourth morning of every week prior to the commencement of daily training during a 6-week training block. Standardised changes in the highest score of two CET and CMJ efforts were assessed using linear mixed modelling and magnitude-based inferences...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Annelijn M Meeder, Marijke S van der Steen, Annemieke Rozendaal, Arthur R H van Zanten
This case report series describes 3 cases of cisatracurium besylate associated phlebitis after an infusion period of 14-20 hours. No similar cases have been reported in the literature. Association of phlebitis with another neuromuscular blocking agent, atracurium, has been described in the literature. The acidity of atracurium is thought to be the main cause. It is recommended that atracurium is administered only via central venous catheters when indicated to infuse over prolonged periods of time due to the acidity...
October 3, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Vittorio Pavoni, Lara Gianesello, Cristiana Martinelli, Andrew Horton, Alessandra Nella, Gabriele Gori, Martina Simonelli, Giuseppe De Scisciolo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of sugammadex in reversing profound rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block at the laryngeal adductor muscles using motor-evoked potentials (mMEPs). DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: University surgical center. PATIENTS: Twenty patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical class I-II status who underwent propofol-remifentanil anesthesia for the surgery of the thyroid gland...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Sangseok Lee, Young Jin Ro, Won Uk Koh, Tomoki Nishiyama, Hong-Seuk Yang
BACKGROUND: We conducted a prospective, randomized, multicenter study to evaluate the differences in the blocking effect of different doses of rocuronium between sevoflurane- or propofol-remifentanil anesthesia in an Asian population. METHODS: A total of 368 ASA I-II patients was enrolled. Anesthesia was induced with 2.0 mg/kg propofol and 0.1 μg/kg/min remifentanil (TIVA) or 5.0 vol.% sevoflurane with 0.1 μg/kg/min remifentanil (SEVO). Tracheal intubation was facilitated at 180 s after the administration of rocuronium at 0...
August 22, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Renan M Varrique, Gabriela R Lauretti, Julia A Matsumoto, Vera L Lanchote, Natalia V de Moraes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of advanced age on rocuronium kinetic disposition in ASA I-III patients undergoing elective surgeries. METHODS: Young adult (20-50 years, n = 15) and elderly patients (65-85 years, n = 14) submitted to surgery under general anaesthesia were investigated. All patients were induced with individual intravenous doses of midazolam, rocuronium, fentanyl and propofol. Rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block was monitored by train of four stimulations of the adductor muscle of the thumb on the ulnar nerve...
August 21, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Stephan R Thilen, Sanjay M Bhananker
This review provides recommendations for anesthesia providers who may not yet have quantitative monitoring and sugammadex available and thus are providing care within the limitations of a conventional peripheral nerve stimulator (PNS) and neostigmine. In order to achieve best results, the provider needs to understand the limitations of the PNS. The PNS should be applied properly and early. All overdosing of neuromuscular blocking drugs should be avoided and the intraoperative neuromuscular blockade should be maintained only as deep as necessary...
2016: Current Anesthesiology Reports
Eui-Seok Park, Byung Gun Lim, Won-Joon Lee, Il Ok Lee
BACKGROUND: In many countries, routine clinical anaesthesia does not always involve neuromuscular monitoring. In these clinical settings, the efficacy and safety of sugammadex use has not yet been confirmed. We investigated the efficacy and safety of sugammadex in the absence of neuromuscular monitoring. METHODS: One hundred and forty patients who underwent laryngeal microsurgery with the use of rocuronium as a neuromuscular blocking agent, without the use of a neuromuscular monitoring device, were retrospectively investigated...
2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Edoardo De Robertis, Geremia Zito Marinosci, Giovanni Marco Romano, Ornella Piazza, Michele Iannuzzi, Fabrizio Cirillo, Stefania De Simone, Giuseppe Servillo
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular block (NMB) monitoring and use of reversal agents accelerate the recovery time and improve the workflow in the operating room. We aimed to compare recovery times after sugammadex or neostigmine administration, and estimate the time spent in operating theater and the possible economic impact of a faster recovery, in morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study that analyzed data from records of morbidly obese patients (body mass index >40 kg/m(2)) undergoing elective laparoscopic bariatric surgery in which sugammadex or neostigmine were used to reverse NMB...
2016: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
Verena Reupke, Karoline Walliser, Thorsten Perl, Sarah Kimmina, Anke Schraepler, Michael Quintel, Nils Kunze-Szikszay
The aim of this study was to evaluate a total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) protocol using propofol and sufentanil without neuromuscular blocking agents (NBAs) for a non-recovery lung pathology study in rabbits including 10 h of pressure-controlled ventilation. TIVA was started with 20 mg/kg/h propofol and 0.5 µg/kg/h sufentanil. The depth of anaesthesia was assessed by reflex testing and monitoring of spontaneous movements or respiratory efforts. Vital parameters were monitored to assess the effects of the TIVA protocol...
July 13, 2016: Laboratory Animals
Emine Yazar, Canan Yılmaz, Hülya Bilgin, Derya Karasu, Selcan Bayraktar, Yılmaz Apaydın, Halil Erkan Sayan
BACKGROUND: The importance of the characteristics of anesthesia and postoperative residual curarization (PORC) in the elderly population should be a growing concern in this century. AIMS: To investigate the effect of sugammadex on the duration of the recovery from neuromuscular blocking agents and postoperative residual curarization in the young elderly and middle-aged elderly patients who underwent elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy, followed by a train of four (TOF) watch monitorization...
March 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Chelsea L Tasaka, Jeremiah J Duby, Komal Pandya, Machelle D Wilson, Kimberly A Hardin
BACKGROUND: Patients receiving therapeutic paralysis may experience inadequate sedation due to intrinsic limitations of behavioral sedation assessment. Bispectral index (BIS™) provides an objective measure of sedation; however, the role of BIS™ is not well defined in intensive care unit (ICU) patients on neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to delineate the relationship between BIS™ and level of sedation for critically ill patients during therapeutic paralysis...
June 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
Luis A Lee, Vassilis Athanassoglou, Jaideep J Pandit
Neuromuscular blockade is a desirable or even essential component of general anesthesia for major surgical operations. As the population continues to age, and more operations are conducted in the elderly, due consideration must be given to neuromuscular blockade in these patients to avoid possible complications. This review considers the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of neuromuscular blockade that may be altered in the elderly. Compartment distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs may vary due to age-related changes in physiology, altering the duration of action with a need for reduced dosage (eg, aminosteroids)...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
Mustapha Bensghir, Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Redouane Ahtil, Mohammed Meziane, Charki Haimeur
BACKGROUND: Parotid surgery is a common ear, nose, and throat procedure. Facial nerve paralysis is the main feared complication following this surgery. To avoid this paralysis, intraoperative facial nerve monitoring is often used, but neuromuscular blocking agents interfere with this technique. Therefore, the neuromuscular blocking agent used should have a short duration of muscle relaxation. With the discovery of sugammadex, a steroidal neuromuscular blocking agent has acquired the potential to be used in place of succinylcholine...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Min Xie, Jianxin Huang, Peng Li, Zhiyan Ou, Jing Hou
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to conduct a pharmacodynamic comparison of rocuronium bromide between patients from the plateau area and from the plain area. METHODS: A total of 104 patients who received laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital and Aba Autonomous Prefecture People's Hospital from October 2015 to December 2015 were included in this study. Among them, 46 patients were from the plateau area and 58 were from the plain area. Both groups received total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) with a dose of 0...
June 23, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
Kyo Sang Kim, You Na Oh, Tae Yeon Kim, Song Yee Oh, Yeong Hun Sin
BACKGROUND: The primary outcome of sugammadex reversal for rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block (NMB) is a train-of-four ratio (TOFR) of 0.9, not first twitch (T1) height. We investigated whether the recovery of TOFR or T1 differs based on the reversal of NMB with neostigmine or sugammadex. METHODS: The acceleromyographic responses from 0.6 mg/kg of rocuronium were monitored supramaximally in 80 patients after induction of anesthesia. The TOFR and T1 height were recorded, and saved in a personal computer using TOF-Watch SX Monitor software in all patients...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Anne-Gaëlle Le Moing, Andreea Mihaela Seferian, Amélie Moraux, Mélanie Annoussamy, Eric Dorveaux, Erwan Gasnier, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Thomas Voit, David Vissière, Laurent Servais
UNLABELLED: Measurement of muscle strength and activity of upper limbs of non-ambulant patients with neuromuscular diseases is a major challenge. ActiMyo® is an innovative device that uses magneto-inertial sensors to record angular velocities and linear accelerations that can be used over long periods of time in the home environment. The device was designed to insure long-term stability and good signal to noise ratio, even for very weak movements. In order to determine relevant and pertinent clinical variables with potential for use as outcome measures in clinical trials or to guide therapy decisions, we performed a pilot study in non-ambulant neuromuscular patients...
2016: PloS One
Davide Chiumello, Matteo Brioni
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by a noncardiogenic pulmonary edema with bilateral chest X-ray opacities and reduction in lung compliance, and the hallmark of the syndrome is hypoxemia refractory to oxygen therapy. Severe hypoxemia (PaO2/FiO2 < 100 mmHg), which defines severe ARDS, can be found in 20-30 % of the patients and is associated with the highest mortality rate. Although the standard supportive treatment remains mechanical ventilation (noninvasive and invasive), possible adjuvant therapies can be considered...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Carlos L Errando, Ignacio Garutti, Guido Mazzinari, Oscar Diaz-Cambronero, John F Bebawy
BACKGROUND: Residual neuromuscular blockade after general anesthesia using nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents has pathophysiological, clinical, and economic consequences. A significant number of patients under muscle relaxation sustain residual curarization. METHODS: Observational, prospective, multicenter study of a cohort of patients (Residual Curarization in Spain Study, ReCuSS). Residual blockade was defined as TOFr<0.9. Patients >18 years-old under general anesthesia, including at least one dose of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents, and transferred extubated and spontaneously ventilating to the postanesthesia care unit were included...
May 27, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
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