Four patients developed postoperative apnea after neuroleptanalgesia, and were given Nivalin while in an apneic state to reverse residual neuromuscular block. Neuromuscular transmission was monitored by a peripheral nerve stimulator, and recurarization was not observed. Central respiratory depression was the cause of postoperative apnea. The possible mechanisms and the mode of prevention are discussed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine