Monitoring the onset of neuromuscular block at the orbicularis oculi can predict good intubating conditions during atracurium-induced neuromuscular block.

This study was designed to assess whether monitoring the orbicularis oculi (OO) can predict good tracheal intubating conditions. Fifty patients, ASA grade I or II were studied. Anesthesia was induced with thiopental (5 mg/kg) and fentanyl (3 micrograms/kg). The ulnar and facial nerves were simultaneously stimulated using train-of-four (TOF) stimulations… CONTINUE READING