The anesthesia maintenance program was as follows: sufentanil 0.6-1.0 ug/(kg*h); and cisatracurium
besylate 2 ug/(kg*min).
(8) advocated the use of atracurium or cisatracurium
which have spontaneous metabolism and do not require reversal.
An additional 5 mg cisatracurium
besylate was administered every 30 min to obtain further muscle relaxation, which was stopped at least 1 h before the end of surgical suture.
Repetitive IV bolus injections of rocuronium (or cisatracurium
) and fentanyl were prescribed as required throughout the procedure.,,,,,,,,,,
The Nebraska drug protocol called for an initial IV dose of diazepam, commonly known as Valium, to render the inmate unconscious, followed by the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, then cisatracurium
besylate to induce paralysis and stop the inmate from breathing and potassium chloride to stop the heart.
Alternative muscle relaxants, as determined by local availability and cost, include rocuronium (rapid speed of onset), cisatracurium
(non-organdependent elimination) and vecuronium.
Neuromuscular blockade, by cisatracurium
or vecuronium, was maintained throughout surgery.
Among nondepolarizing agents, pancuronium, cisatracurium
, and atracurium have all been studied in the ARDS population.
Nebraska is currently planning to execute inmates with a never-before-tried mix of four drugs: diazepam (more commonly known as Valium), potassium chloride, cisatracurium
besylate (a paralytic), and fentanyl citrate.
All patients received either suxamethonium (2mg/kg, max 100 mg to aid laryngoscopy) or cisatracurium
(0.15 mg/kg at for prolonged muscle relaxation) and were given optimal time before intubation.