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Accelerometry of Adductor Pollicis Muscle Predicts Recovery of Respiratory Function from Neuromuscular Blockade
Background Residual paralysis increases the risk of pulmonary complications but is difficult to detect. To test the hypothesis that accelerometry predicts effects of residual paralysis on pulmonaryExpand
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Diaphragm muscle thinning in patients who are mechanically ventilated.
BACKGROUND Approximately 40% of patients in medical ICUs require mechanical ventilation (MV). Approximately 20% to 25% of these patients will encounter difficulties in discontinuing MV. MultipleExpand
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Reversal of Profound, High-dose Rocuronium–induced Neuromuscular Blockade by Sugammadex at Two Different Time Points: An International, Multicenter, Randomized, Dose-finding, Safety Assessor–blinded,
Background:Sugammadex (Org 25969), a novel, selective relaxant binding agent, was specifically designed to rapidly reverse rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade. The efficacy and safety ofExpand
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Intraoperative protective mechanical ventilation and risk of postoperative respiratory complications: hospital based registry study
Objective To evaluate the effects of intraoperative protective ventilation on major postoperative respiratory complications and to define safe intraoperative mechanical ventilator settings that doExpand
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The influence of aging on pharyngeal collapsibility during sleep.
BACKGROUND Aging increases vulnerability to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Recent data in awake healthy volunteers show a decrease in the genioglossusExpand
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Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine Guidelines on Preoperative Screening and Assessment of Adult Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The purpose of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine guideline on preoperative screening and assessment of adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is to present recommendations basedExpand
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The predisposition to inspiratory upper airway collapse during partial neuromuscular blockade.
RATIONALE Partial neuromuscular transmission failure by acetylcholine receptor blockade (neuromuscular blockade) or antibody-mediated functional loss (myasthenia gravis), even with a magnitude ofExpand
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Dose-dependent Association between Intermediate-acting Neuromuscular-blocking Agents and Postoperative Respiratory Complications
Background:Duration of action increases with repeated administration of neuromuscular-blocking agents, and intraoperative use of high doses of neuromuscular-blocking agent may affect respiratoryExpand
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Effects of sugammadex on incidence of postoperative residual neuromuscular blockade: a randomized, controlled study.
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate whether reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade with sugammadex reduced the incidence of residual blockade and facilitated operating roomExpand
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Postoperative residual curarization from intermediate-acting neuromuscular blocking agents delays recovery room discharge.
BACKGROUND Postoperative residual curarization (PORC) [train-of-four ratio (T4/T1) <0.9] is associated with increased morbidity and may delay postoperative recovery room (PACU) discharge. We testedExpand
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