Accelerometry of adductor pollicis muscle predicts recovery of respiratory function from neuromuscular blockade.

@article{Eikermann2003AccelerometryOA,
  title={Accelerometry of adductor pollicis muscle predicts recovery of respiratory function from neuromuscular blockade.},
  author={Matthias Eikermann and Harald T Groeben and Johannes Huesing and Juergen Peters},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 6},
  pages={1333-7}
}
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 pulmonary and upper airway function, the authors related tests of pulmonary and pharyngeal function to accelerometry of adductor pollicis muscle in 12 partially paralyzed volunteers. METHODS Rocuronium (0.01 mg/kg + 2-10 microg x kg-1 x min-1) was administered to maintain train-of-four (TOF) ratios (assessed… CONTINUE READING