The increases in potassium concentrations are greater with succinylcholine than with rocuronium-sugammadex in outpatient surgery: a randomized, multicentre trial

  title={The increases in potassium concentrations are greater with succinylcholine than with rocuronium-sugammadex in outpatient surgery: a randomized, multicentre trial},
  author={Daniel Sabo and Jonathan S. Jahr and Janet D. Pavlin and Beverly K. Philip and Noriko Shimode and Everton Rowe and Tiffany Woo and Roy G Soto},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesth{\'e}sie},
  • D. Sabo, J. Jahr, R. Soto
  • Published 8 April 2014
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie
BackgroundSuccinylcholine provides rapid onset of neuromuscular blockade and short duration of action, but its administration may be associated with hyperkalemia. Rocuronium is not known to increase potassium concentration, has fast onset of activity, and can be rapidly reversed by sugammadex. This study evaluated changes in plasma potassium concentrations in patients randomized either to rocuronium followed by sugammadex reversal or to succinylcholine in ambulatory surgery.MethodsIn this… 

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