Residual neuromuscular blockade and critical respiratory events in the postanesthesia care unit.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Incomplete recovery of neuromuscular function may impair pulmonary and upper airway function and contribute to adverse respiratory events in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). The aim of this investigation was to assess and quantify the severity of neuromuscular blockade in patients with signs or symptoms of critical respiratory events (CREs… (More)
DOI: 10.1213/ane.0b013e31816d1268

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