Pancuronium for rapid induction technique for tracheal intubation

Eli M. Brown, Deepika Krishnaprasad, Barry G. Smiler

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Suxamethonium in a dose of 2 mg · kg-1 was compared to pancuronium in three different dosages (0.1 mg · kg-1, 0.15 mg · kg-1, 0.2 mg · kg1) for a rapid induction (crash) technique for tracheal intubation. Pancuronium 0.1 mg · kg-1 was inferior to suxamethonium, but the larger doses of pancuronium were equally satisfactory. In those instances where suxamethonium is either contraindicated or undesirable, pancuronium in a dose of 0.15 mg · kg-1 is a suitable alternative for rapid induction for tracheal intubation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-491
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Anaesthetists' Society Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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