Anestesia Analgesia Reanimación
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FERNANDEZ, Paulo. Estudio de la utilización de relajantes musculares en servicios de anestesia en Uruguay. Anest Analg Reanim [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.1, pp. 13-20. ISSN 0255-8122.
The objective of this work is the study of the consumption of neuromuscular blocking drugs in different services of anaesthesia of Uruguay. It is carried out the analysis of the consumption of neuromuscular blocking drugs in retrospective form during a period of two years (1997-1998) in the Department of Anaesthesiology of the Clinicas Hospital , Canelones Hospital, Las Piedras Hospital and Melo Hospital. It is able to define two patterns of consumption of different neuromuscular blocking drugs. The first consumption pattern is defined for the biggest consumption of neuromuscular blocking drugs corresponds to alcuronium, then succinylcholine and then atracurium. Is indicated in most of the anaesthetic acts two neuromuscular blocking drugs. Succinylcholine is the drug more used for the tracheal intubations almost in an exclusive form. Alcuronium is the drug more used for the maintenance of the muscular relaxation almost in an exclusive form. The second consumption is atracurium with the decrease of the consumption of alcuronium. It can be conclude that scarce readiness of neuromuscular blocking drugs exists in the studied centres. The available drugs are atracurium, alcuronium and succinylcholine. It stands out the excessive use of the succinylcholine in the studied hospitals