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The effect of neuromuscular blockade on the efficiency of mask ventilation of the lungs.

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We conducted a two-part study to assess the practice of withholding neuromuscular blockade until the ability to ventilate the lungs using a bag and face mask (mask ventilation) has been established following induction of anaesthesia. The first part of the study consisted of a postal survey (71% response rate) of 188 anaesthetists in the Oxford region to assess their current practice. Thirty per cent of respondents always checked mask ventilation before administering a neuromuscular blocking d...

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Journal:
Anaesthesia
Volume:
58
Issue:
1
Pages:
60-63
Publication date:
2003-01-01
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EISSN:
1365-2044
ISSN:
0003-2409
Source identifiers:
242528

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