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Does Chronic Anticonvulsant Therapy with Carbamazepine Affect the Atracurium Induced Neuromuscular Blockade?

  • A. Spacek
  • F. X. Neiger
  • R. L. Katz
  • W. D. Watkins
  • C. K. Spiss
Conference paper

Abstract

Whereas the actions of vecuronium (1), pancuronium (2) and doxacurium (3) are influenced by chronic anticonvulsant treatment with carbamazepine, neuromuscular blockade (NB) by atracurium seems to be unaffected.(4). Because of the existing controversy (5) on the influence of chronic anticonvulsant therapy on atracurium-induced NB, the present study was designed to examine the influence of carbamazepine on NB in neurosurgical patients.

Keywords

Ulnar Nerve Neuromuscular Blockade Anticonvulsant Therapy Neurosurgical Procedure Neurosurgical Patient 
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Copyright information

© Springer Japan 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Spacek
    • 1
  • F. X. Neiger
    • 2
  • R. L. Katz
    • 3
  • W. D. Watkins
    • 4
  • C. K. Spiss
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Anesthesia and General Intensive Care AUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Departments of Anesthesia and General Intensive Care BUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Department of Anesthesiology, CCMUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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