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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 551

Evaluation of Post Succinylcholine Myalgia and Intubation Conditions with Rocuronium Pretreatment: A Comparison with Vecuronium

1 Professor & Head, Department of Anaesthesia, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesia, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3 Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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V Abraham
Department of Anesthesiology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab
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We have studied 120 adult patients in the age group of 20-40 years belonging to ASA I or II. Patients were divided into two groups of 60 patients each, taking alternate patient for each group. Group R patients were given rocuronium 0.06mg.kg -1 and Group V patients were given vecuronium 0.01 mg.kg -1 intravenously 60 seconds before the administration of thiopentone followed by succinylcholine. Both groups did not have statistically significant myal­gia on the 1 st post-operative day. On the 3rd postoperative day 3 patients in vecuronium group had moderate myalgia. There was no statistically significant rise in serum potassium, creatinine phosphokinase and urine myoglobin in both the two groups. Rocuronium provides better intubating conditions and effective precurarization within short interval.

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