Recovery of Laryngeal Nerve Function With Sugammadex After Rocuronium-Induced Profound Neuromuscular Block

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Abstract

(Abstracted from J Clin Anesth, 33:14–19, 2016)

Tracheal intubation during routine and rapid-sequence intubation is facilitated by rocuronium, which is a nondepolarizing aminosteroid neuromuscular block (NMB) agent, higher doses of which (1.2 mg/kg) typically produces a complete neuromuscular blockade in less than 2 minutes that is long acting. Recovery from NMB and restoration of full control of pharyngeal and laryngeal muscles are important in airway maintenance and protection in surgical patients.

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