Recommendations for anesthesia and perioperative management of patients with neuromuscular disorders.

@article{Racca2013RecommendationsFA,
  title={Recommendations for anesthesia and perioperative management of patients with neuromuscular disorders.},
  author={Fabrizio Racca and Tiziana Mongini and Andrea Wolfler and Andreaw Vianello and Renato Cutrera and Lorenzo Del Sorbo and Elias Capello and Cesare Gregoretti and Ros{\'a}rio Massa and Daniele De Luca and Giovanna Conti and V Tegazzin and Alcina Toscano and V. Marco Ranieri},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={419-33}
}
Patients with neuromuscular disorders are at high risk of intraoperative and postoperative complications. General anesthesia in these patients may exacerbate respiratory and cardiovascular failure due to a marked sensitivity to several anesthetic drugs. Moreover, succinylcholine and halogenated agents can trigger life-threatening reactions, such as malignant hyperthermia, rhabdomyolysis and severe hyperkalemia. Therefore, regional anesthesia should be used whenever possible. If general… CONTINUE READING
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