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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1984;17(4):278-280.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1984.17.4.278   
Differance in Serum K+ Concentration after Injection of Succinylcholine in Non-burned Area in Electric Barn Patients.
Soon Ok Seong, Youn Sil Kim, Chang Jae Kwon
Department of Anesthesiology, Han-il Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Transient hyperkalemia has been reported to occur in eletric burn patients following intravenous administration of succinylcholine. We have studied the origin of the elevated serum K+ concentration after injection of succinylcholine from both the non-burned area and from the burned area in electirc burn patients. Blood samples for serum K+ measurement were drawn 1,2,3,4,5 and 10 minutes after administration of succinylcholine from both the burned are and the non-burned area in 6 electric burn patients. The following results were obtained: 1) Serum K+ levels increased in the burned group in 3 minutes after injection of succinylcholine. 2) The serum K+ concentration of venous samples from the electric burn area were more increased than from the non-burned area injection of succinylcholine.


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