Rapid sequence induction with rocuronium - a challenge to the gold standard
Curley, Gerard F
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Curley, Gerard F (2011). Rapid sequence induction with rocuronium - a challenge to the gold standard. Critical Care 15 (5),
Succinylcholine has been indicted on account of the diverse risks associated with its administration, which include hyperkalemia, vagal arrest, and malignant hyperthermia. However, it provides excellent intubating conditions reliably and quickly, characteristics that sustain its appeal for use in the intensive care unit, where airway management is challenging. There is an increasing body of evidence, outlined here, that rocuronium is an acceptable alternative to succinylcholine.