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Volume: 6 , Issue: 4

Print ISSN:-2394-4781

Online ISSN:-2394-4994


Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia

Residual Neuromuscular Blockade: A Comparison of Double Burst Stimulation and Train-of-Four

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Author Details: P.A. Nazar

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 192

Article End Page : 195


Introduction: Monitoring of neuromuscular blockade helps to detect the depth of neuromuscular blockade and adequacy of recovery of neuromuscular function following injection of an anticholinesterase drug.
Methodology: This study was conducted after getting institutional approval. One hundred and forty patients belonging to ASA-PS I & II were included in this study. Patients were monitored with three electrode electrocardiogram monitoring, pulse oximetry, nasopharyngeal temperature and non invasive blood pressure.
Results: Although the 'p' value between duration of anaesthesia and TOF and DBS equal is highly significant (p<0.001), the corresponding `r value is not very strong.
Conclusion: Absence of fade on DBS correlates better with clinical recovery of neuromuscular blockade, than absence of fade on TOF stimulation.

Key words:Neuromuscular, Monitoring, Double burst stimulation, train of four