The staircase phenomenon: implications for monitoring of neuromuscular transmission.

@article{Kopman2001TheSP,
  title={The staircase phenomenon: implications for monitoring of neuromuscular transmission.},
  author={Aaron F Kopman and Saurabh Kumar and Monika M Klewicka and George G Neuman},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={403-7}
}
BACKGROUND Repeated indirect stimulation enhances the evoked mechanical response of muscle (the staircase phenomenon). There are few data that document the magnitude of this effect in man. Inexpensive acceleromyographic monitors of neuromuscular function are now available. If these units are to be used as scientific tools or clinical monitors, additional information regarding how to achieve proper baseline stabilization and calibration is needed. METHODS Anesthesia was induced and maintained… CONTINUE READING

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