Use of Succinylcholine by Anaesthetists in Turkey: A National Survey


ÖMÜR ARÇA D., KİRAZ H. A., Sahin H., Toman H., Uyan B., Ekin S., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION, vol.43, no.5, pp.323-331, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjar.2015.03708
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-331
  • Keywords: Succinylcholine, neuromuscular blockers, survey, RAPID-SEQUENCE INDUCTION, NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCK, MUSCLE-RELAXANTS, ELECTROCONVULSIVE-THERAPY, INDUCED FASCICULATION, PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA, CURRENT MANAGEMENT, CLINICAL-PRACTICE, UNITED-STATES, BRADYCARDIA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Although succinylcholine (SCh) has side effects, it is among the most commonly used muscle relaxants for rapid induction because of the faster onset of its effects and short effect duration. However, there is no information regarding the frequency of use of SCh by anaesthetists in Turkey. This study aims to investigate the use of SCh by anaesthetists working in Turkey.