Serum cholinesterase activity in burned patients. II: anaesthesia, suxamethonium and hyperkalaemia.

The importance of serum cholinesterase activity in burned patients was evaluated in relation to anaesthesia. Anaesthesia included a repeated administration of suxamethonium. Thirty-two patients with an estimated area of burn between 3 and 72% were studied during 39 anaesthetic procedures. A statistically significant inverse correlation was found between… (More)