Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: succinylcholine, rocuronium, mortality, traumatic brain injury, RSI (PubMed Search)
Posted: 2/4/2016 by Bryan Hayes, PharmD
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An interesting new study was published looking at in-hospital mortality in TBI patients who received succinylcholine or rocuronium for RSI in the ED.
What They Did
What They Found
Application to Clinical Practice
Patanwala AE, et al. Succinylcholine is associated with increased mortality when used for rapid sequence intubation of severely brain injured patients in the emergency department. Pharmacotherapy 2016;36(1):57-63. [PMID 26799349]
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