• Routine
  • Therapeutic neuromuscular blockade is a routine part of intraoperative anesthetic management for many surgeries and is occasionally appropriate in the ICU in order to facilitate certain forms of mechanical ventilation, prevent patient movements that may harm the patient, facilitate procedures, decrease oxygen consumption, or prevent muscle spasm in certain diseases. (mhmedical.com)
  • pressures
  • By preventing active expiration, and/or patient ventilator dyssynchrony, neuromuscular blockade may create a more homogenous distribution of airway pressures and tidal volumes, preventing barotrauma/volutrauma and 'atelectrauma' resulting in less ventilator-induced lung injury. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Surgical
  • The purpose of this pilot study is to compare the use of deep or standard neuromuscular blockade (NMB) in combination with low or standard insufflation pressure in participants undergoing a surgical procedure, laparoscopic cholecystectomy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Condition
  • Treatment condition for this arm is Standard NMB (depth of blockade at a targeted Train of Four [TOF] ratio of 10%)/Standard insufflation pressure (starting pressure of 12 mmHg). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • procedures
  • Blockade of the lateral pectoral nerve is helpful in cases such as shoulder dislocation and other orthopedic procedures, involving the shoulder. (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • March 2006 25 REGISTRAR The relationship between intra-operative entropy of the EEG and non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade: A descriptive study HW van Rooyen Background Entropy is based on the extent of order in both the cortical EEG and facial EMG (FEMG) signals, measured from the patient's forehead. (journals.co.za)