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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1991;24(1):134-138.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1991.24.1.134   
Comparison between the continuous Infusion and the Intermittent Administration of Vecuronium.
Chang Eui Lee, Chang Kun Ahn, Hae Kyung Kim
Department of Anesthesiology, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
The neuromuacular blocking effects of the repeated bolus injection and continuous injection of vecuronium have been compared in 20 patients by means of evoked twitch tension. Group I received a loading dose (0.08 mg/kg) of vecuronium and followed by maintenance doae (0.02 mg/kg) when twitch tension had recovered to 25% of control. Group II received a loading doses (0. 08mg/kg) of vecuronium plus a continuous infusion delivering 0.06 mg/kg/hr. Anesthesia was maintained with nitrous oxide, oxygen and 1.5% enflurane. The neuromuscular blocking effect were reversed by the neostigmine 1.0 mg and robinul 0.2 mg when twitch tension had recovered 25% control in both groups near the end of operation. With repeated injection of vecuronium (group I), the duration of blockade of 25% recovery was 21.6+/-4.2 minutes and the recovery times from 25% to 75% was 6.8+/-1.9 minutes The continuous infusion of vecuronium (group II) produced consistent neuromuscular blockade at the average level of 90% twitch depression. The times from the end of infusion to 25% and fr,om 25% to 75% are averaged 16.0+/-2.5 and 4.2+/-0.7 minutes respectively. The reeovery index was more rapid in infusion group than maintenance group (P<0.05).
Key Words: Vecuronium; Infusion


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