Postoperative apnoea following Nivalin administration

E. Tassonyi, K. Labancz, L. Vimlati, I. Kiss

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1976


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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Tassonyi, E., Labancz, K., Vimlati, L., & Kiss, I. (1976). Postoperative apnoea following Nivalin administration. Anaesthesist, 25(11), 529-531.