Spontaneous movements associated with rocuronium: is pain on injection the cause?

@article{Borgeat1997SpontaneousMA,
  title={Spontaneous movements associated with rocuronium: is pain on injection the cause?},
  author={Alain Borgeat and David Kwiatkowski},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={382-3}
}
Spontaneous movements are sometimes observed of the arm into which rocuronium is administered. In order to assess a possible relationship between these movements and pain, we injected in 10 awake, ASA I patients, in a double-blind manner, both rocuronium 1 ml (10 mg) and 0.9% NaCI 1 ml (placebo), with a 30-s interval in between. None of the patients receiving placebo complained of pain, but eight of 10 patients reported a strong burning pain during injection of rocuronium with brisk flexion of… CONTINUE READING
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