Issue #1: The Latest in Critical Care, 5/8/23
Rapid sequence intubation: neuromuscular blockade vs remifentanil. The ultra-short-acting opioid remifentanil could theoretically be a safer induction agent with less risk of aspiration than neuromuscular blockers like succinylcholine or rocuronium. Neuromuscular blockers relax lower esophageal sphincter tone, increasing the risk for reflux …
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