cisatracurium


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cisatracurium

 [sis″at-rah-kūr´e-um]
a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent administered intravenously as the besylate salt administered intravenously to facilitate endotracheal intubation and to induce skeletal muscle relaxation, either as an adjunct to general anesthesia during surgery or during mechanical ventilation.

cisatracurium

/cis·at·ra·cu·ri·um/ (sis″at-rah-kūr´e-um) a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent administered intravenously as the besylate salt as an adjunct to general anesthesia or during mechanical ventilation.

cisatracurium

a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocker.
indications It is used to facilitate endotracheal intubation and skeletal muscle relaxation during mechanical ventilation, surgery, or general anesthesia.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Life-threatening effects include prolonged apnea, bronchospasm, cyanosis, and respiratory depression. Other serious adverse effects include bradycardia, tachycardia, and increased/decreased blood pressure.

cisatracurium

Anesthesiology A stereoisomer of atracurium, a nondepolarizing muscle relaxing anesthetic preferred in multiorgan failure. See Muscle relaxant, Nondepolarizing agent. Cf Depolarizing agent.
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2005), however, documented that the administration of bolus cisatracurium (one vial of 20 mg) does not change ICP from baseline during or after endotracheal suctioning.
The study compared cisatracurium with placebo (13).
However, a recent multicentre trial of early administration of cisatracurium for 48 hours to patients with severe ARDS found an improved, adjusted 90-day survival in the cisatracurium group.
2 mg/kg of cisatracurium to facilitate endotracheal intubation.
Non-depolarising agents such as vecuronium bromide, rocuronium bromide, cisatracurium besilate and pancuronium bromide may all be used and do not induce bronchospasm.
Agents such as vecuronium, doxacurium, and cisatracurium have minimal effects.
cisatracurium infusion had been delivered by accident to a medical unit along with three bags of antibiotics.
Effects of rapacuronium on respiratory function during general anesthesia: a comparison with cisatracurium.
ICU patients with significant hepatic or renal disease may warrant cisatracurium or atracurium due to their alternative metabolism.
Anesthesia was initiated with thiopental, cisatracurium besylate, and fentanyl and was maintained with desflurane, [N.
In conclusion, we have found that reduced titrated doses of cisatracurium may be safely used in patients with myasthenia gravis undergoing cardiac surgery without anesthesia and respiratory-related complications.
The introduction of the intermediate acting neuromuscular blocking agents vecuronium, cisatracurium and rocuronium may have led to complacency with respondents believing residual blockade is no longer a problem.