Search Tag: neuromuscular blockade

ICU Management

Clinical Trials in ARDS - Challenges and Opportunities

2017 07 Jun

A number of supportive therapies have reduced mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), including lung-protective mechanical ventilation, neuromuscular blockade, and prone positioning. Fluid-conservative therapy has also increased ventilator-free days in patients with ARDS. However, the lack of success of pharmacological therapies... Read more

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Neuromuscular Blockade in Management of Critical Illness

2017 14 Mar

Changes in the delivery of critical care – including protocolised care pathways, increased monitoring techniques and improvements in reducing immobility – have created a modern ICU environment whereby neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) may be administered safely, according to a review published in the journal CHEST. See Also : Evidence on Monitoring... Read more

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Evidence on Monitoring - Capnography, Neuromuscular Blocking

2016 13 Apr

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health has published assessments of monitoring for neuromuscular blockade and for capnography. The rapid response report  Neuromuscular monitoring for patients receiving continuous paralytic or neuromuscular blocking agents: a review of the clinical effectiveness and guidelines reviews the clinical... Read more