Når muskelrelaxantia har uventet lang virkningsvarighed under anæstesi

Translated title of the contribution: When muscle relaxants have unexpected prolonged duration during anaesthesia

Matias Vested Madsen, Emilie Øberg, Jacob Rosenberg, Mona Ring Gätke

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Abstract

Muscle relaxation facilitates tracheal intubation and improves surgical conditions during anaesthesia. However, unexpected prolonged muscle relaxation may occur. This article describes important causes of prolonged muscle relaxation and gives suggestions for its prevention. Drug interactions, incomplete reversal, co-morbidity, inaccurate neuromuscular monitoring and critical illness may prolong the effect of muscle relaxants. The anaesthetist must titrate the muscle relaxants using objective neuromuscular monitoring and proper reversal of the blockade when needed.

Translated title of the contributionWhen muscle relaxants have unexpected prolonged duration during anaesthesia
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume177
Issue number47
Pages (from-to)V04150300
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2015

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