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Table of Contents  |   June 2015
Anesthesiology
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents   |   June 2015
Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology 6 2015, Vol.122, A13-A18. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000464868.35922.a8
Anesthesiology 6 2015, Vol.122, A13-A18. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000464868.35922.a8
ON THE COVER:
Neuromuscular-blocking agents (NMBAs) allow for surgical procedures that would be difficult or impossible without induced paralysis. In this issue of Anesthesiology, McLean and his colleagues demonstrate a dose-dependent association between intermediate-acting NMBAs and postoperative respiratory complications. In an accompanying Editorial View, Brull and Prielipp make a plea to all clinicians: to reduce complications, use objective measurement of neuromuscular function in all patients receiving NMBAs to guide the timing and dosing of neuromuscular blockade and its reversal.
  • McLean et al.: Dose-dependent Association between Intermediate-acting Neuromuscular-blocking Agents and Postoperative Respiratory Complications, p. 1201

  • Brull and Prielipp: Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade: “Identification Friend or Foe,” p. 1183