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Can succinylcholine be used safely in hyperkalemic patients?
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PMID:  12088954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
IMPLICATIONS: In a review of more than 40,000 general anesthetics in which succinylcholine was given at induction, 38 patients had a preoperative potassium of 5.6 mEq/L or greater. All patients survived the anesthetic with no dysrhythmias or other major morbidity documented. Succinylcholine may be appropriate and safe for use in certain patients with moderate hyperkalemia.
Adam J Schow; David A Lubarsky; Ronald P Olson; Tong J Gan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-28     Completed Date:  2002-07-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-22, table of contents     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Hyperkalemia / complications*
Middle Aged
Neuromuscular Depolarizing Agents / adverse effects*
Potassium / blood
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Succinylcholine / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Neuromuscular Depolarizing Agents; 306-40-1/Succinylcholine; 7440-09-7/Potassium

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