Eric N Robertson

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We measured acceleromyography and mechanomyography simultaneously with monitoring of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block in four patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1. Furthermore, we compared neuromuscular block measures from these patients with those from normal controls from previous studies. In myotonic dystrophy type 1 patients, the dose-response(More)
The aim of this study was to compare, in 30 patients, the pharmacodynamics of equipotent intubating doses of rocuronium and vecuronium and to compare their effects on heart rate, arterial pressure and intra-ocular pressure under steady state propofol anaesthesia. Baseline readings of heart rate and arterial pressure, using a Dinamap, and intra-ocular(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The neuromuscular effects of a bolus dose of rocuronium 0.6 mg kg(-1) under propofol anaesthesia in renal failure patients are prolonged compared to healthy patients. The present study aims to describe the neuromuscular effects of 0.3 mg kg(-1) rocuronium under propofol anaesthesia in patients with renal failure and to compare these(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This study clarifies the relationship between the neuromuscular blocking effects of rocuronium 0.6 mg kg(-1) and its pharmacokinetics in patients with renal failure. METHODS Seventeen healthy patients and 17 patients with renal failure were studied under propofol anaesthesia in this prospective open label study. Rocuronium 0.6 mg(More)
Thirty healthy patients were randomised to receive either a single bolus dose of rocuronium 0.6 mg.kg-1 or vecuronium 0.1 mg.kg-1 during halothane anaesthesia. Onset time, duration 25, duration 75 and train-of-four 70 were measured. The onset of neuromuscular blockade following rocuronium was more rapid than vecuronium (p = 0.0001). All other(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Rocuronium may be given to patients for intubation and also after they have received suxamethonium for intubation. The neuromuscular profile of rocuronium given after recovery from suxamethonium may not be identical to that when rocuronium has been given alone. The neuromuscular effects of suxamethonium and rocuronium, and their effects(More)
We describe the effect of repeated suxamethonium doses during propofol-fentanyl-N2O/O2 anaesthesia in a 29-year-old woman with active myasthenia gravis receiving chronic pyridostigmine therapy. Despite adequate pre-operative pseudocholinesterase activity, suxamethonium resistance occurred. Neither bradycardia nor residual neuromuscular block were seen after(More)
In 39 healthy patients antagonism, by neostigmine 0.07 mg kg-1 or edrophonium 0.8 mg kg-1, of neuromuscular blockade induced by vecuronium or atracurium, was compared. Reversal was attempted when the height of the single twitch (TH) had recovered spontaneously to 5% of the control value. The evoked responses, initially single twitch, then train-of-four(More)
BACKGROUND The time-course of the neuromuscular effects of rocuronium 0.3 mg.kg-1 during nitrous oxide-halothane anaesthesia in children with and without renal failure is unknown. This study compared the neuromuscular blocking effects in these groups. METHODS The study was approved by the Hospital Ethical Committee. In the control group, 14 healthy(More)