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Impaired neostigmine antagonism of pancuronium during enflurane anaesthesia in man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7066141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have compared the rates of recovery of pancuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade after administration of neostigmine during anaesthesia maintained with nitrous oxide and intermittent narcotics, halothane or enflurane. Thirty patients were studied in whom anaesthesia was maintained with 70% nitrous oxide in oxygen with: fentanyl or thiopentone, halothane (0.55-0.65% end-tidal), or enflurane (1.3-1.4% end-tidal). Muscle twitch response was measured using train-of-four stimulation. Pancuronium 3 mg/70 kg was antagonized with neostigmine 2.5 mg/70 kg at 10% spontaneous recovery of the first twitch of the train compared with control. There were no significant differences between the times to 10% spontaneous recovery of the first twitch or the rates of train-of-four recovery after neostigmine when the narcotic and halothane groups were compared. However, enflurane anaesthesia, in comparison with fentanyl, was associated with a significant increase in the time to 10% recovery (57.9 +/- 6.0 min v. 35.4 +/- 7.0 min) and with decreases in the train-of-four recoveries at 4, 5, 10, 20 and 30 min after neostigmine. We conclude that, under the conditions of this study, the antagonism of pancuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade with neostigmine was impaired during enflurane but not halothane anaesthesia.
S Delisle; D R Bevan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0007-0912     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Anaesth     Publication Date:  1982 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-24     Completed Date:  1982-06-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372541     Medline TA:  Br J Anaesth     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Inhalation*
Drug Interactions
Enflurane / pharmacology*
Halothane / pharmacology
Middle Aged
Muscle Contraction / drug effects
Neostigmine / pharmacology*
Pancuronium / antagonists & inhibitors*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pancuronium; 13838-16-9/Enflurane; 151-67-7/Halothane; 59-99-4/Neostigmine

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