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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Dose-response relationship and infusion requirement of cisatracurium besylate in infants and children during nitrous oxide-narcotic anesthesia.

BACKGROUND: To determine the effect of age on the dose-response relation and infusion requirement of cisatracurium besylate in pediatric patients, 32 infants (mean age, 0.7 yr; range, 0.3-1.0 yr) and 32 children (mean age, 4.9 yr; range, 3.1-9.6 yr) were studied during thiopentone-nitrous oxideoxygen-narcotic anesthesia. METHODS: Potency was determined using a single-dose (20, 26, 33, or 40 microg/kg) technique. Neuromuscular block was assessed by monitoring the electromyographic response of the adductor pollicis to supramaximal train-of-four stimulation of the ulnar nerve at 2 Hz. RESULTS: Least-squares linear regression analysis of the log-probit transformation of dose and maximal response yielded median effective dose (ED50) and 95% effective dose (ED95) values for infants (29+/-3 microg/kg and 43+/-9 microg/kg, respectively) that were similar to those for children (29+/-2 microg/kg and 47+/-7 microg/kg, respectively). The mean infusion rate necessary to maintain 90-99% neuromuscular block during the first hour in infants (1.9+/-0.4 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1); range: 1.3-2.5 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1)) was similar to that in children (2.0+/-0.5 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1); range: 1.3-2.9 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1)). CONCLUSION: The authors conclude that cisatracurium is equipotent in infants and children when dose is referenced to body weight during balanced anesthesia.[1]


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