Reply to letter: Continuous neuromuscular blockade
is associated with decreased mortality in post-cardiac arrest patients-problems with the data.
Patients in group A recovered faster from initial bolus dose from neuromuscular blockade
compared to group V.
Cisatracurium-induced neuromuscular blockade
is affected by chronic phenytoin or carbamazepine treatment in neurosurgical patients.
Keywords: Atracurium, General anesthesia, Ideal body weight, Neuromuscular blockade
Sugammadex has recently entered anaesthetic practice and is an agent that very rapidly and reliably reverses neuromuscular blockade
caused by rocuronium and vecuronium.
Sugammadex, a selective reversa lmedication for preventing postoperative residual neuromuscular blockade
. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009; 7(4): CD007362.
Eastwood, "Optimal injection points for the neuromuscular blockade
of forearm flexor muscles: A Cadaveric Study," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B, vol.
Prior to neuromuscular blockade
, the CEEG was interpreted as continuous slowing or burst suppression (n = 11; Table 2).
This study proves that sugammadex is faster in reversing rocuronium-induced Neuromuscular Blockade
compared to neostigmine .
The risk of mortality was 4.17-fold higher for patients submitted to continuous neuromuscular blockade
and 6.66-fold higher for patients with dysautonomia.
 Four supramaximal stimuli were given before the injection of neuromuscular blockade
and followed by every 30 s after the drug has been administered.
Since an anticholinesterase agent is used in anesthesiology practice to induce recovery of patients from neuromuscular blockade
and, since blockers of [A.sub.2A] receptors are efficient to reduce the fades caused by cisatracurium when this agent is not causing drastic level of fades (Pereira et al., 2012), it is supposed that atropine is useful for initial recovery of patients from neuromuscular blockade
caused by cisatracurium.