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COMBINATION OF ROCURONIUM WITH PROPOFOL TO AID ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION IN EMERGNCY CESAREAN SECTION

Edwar Z Khosho --- Mohammad Radhi Al-Rekaby

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2015 Volume: 21 Issue: 2 Pages: 55-60
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Abstract This study aimed to verify that rocuronium can be used as an alternative to succinylcholine for rapid sequence intubation in emergency cesarean section. A study conducted on 300 ladies in Al-Basrah Maternity and Childbirth Hospital between February 2013 to November 2014. Assessment of the effectiveness of rocuronium 0.6 mg/kg with propofol as an intubating dose for emergency caesarean section. The intubation conditions of rocuronium was compared with succinylcholine 1mg/kg as standard muscle relaxant of choice. Rocuronium 0.6 mg/kg with propofol resulted in 94% clinically acceptable (good to excellent) intubation conditions but for succinylcholine it was 95-97%. In conclusion, although succinylcholine creates excellent intubation conditions in emergency caesarean section, rocuronium proved its efficacy as a good alternative choice for succinylcholine.

Keywords

ROCURONIUM --- PROPOFOL --- ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION --- EMERGNCY CESAREAN SECTION