Influence of nondepolarizing muscle relaxants on intraoperative neuromonitoring during thyroid surgery.

@article{Chu2010InfluenceON,
  title={Influence of nondepolarizing muscle relaxants on intraoperative neuromonitoring during thyroid surgery.},
  author={Koung-Shing Chu and C. Tsai and I J Lu and K Y Tseng and S. H. Chau and Che-Wei Wu and Ka-Wo Lee and W I Kuo and Feng-Yu Chiang},
  journal={Journal of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery = Le Journal d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={397-402}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to find a nondepolarizing muscle relaxant to replace succinylcholine during thyroid surgery with intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) because succinylcholine can cause severe adverse effects. DESIGN Prospective study of 232 patients undergoing thyroidectomies. SETTING A tertiary medical centre. METHODS One hundred thirty-one patients received 0.5 mg/kg rocuronium (group R) and 101 patients received 0.5 mg/kg atracurium (group A) to facilitate… CONTINUE READING

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