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Respiratory arrest in a child after flushing of pancuronium from the dead space of intravenous cannula
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
  • R. I. Khan, Aga Khan University
  • Fazal Hameed Khan, Aga Khan University
  • H .I Naqvi, Aga Khan University
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Document Type
Article
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Abstract
It is common practice for patients admitted to Intensive Care Units to have indwelling intravenous cannulae. Sometimes these cannulae are used only for the administration of drugs and are closed otherwise. Residual drugs in the deadspace of these intravenous cannulae as well as connected stoppers or 3-way stopcocks can later be flushed unknowingly. We would like to report a case in which inadvertent flushing of residual pancuronium caused complete muscle paralysis and respiratory arrest in a young child.
Citation Information
R. I. Khan, Fazal Hameed Khan and H .I Naqvi. "Respiratory arrest in a child after flushing of pancuronium from the dead space of intravenous cannula" Journal of Pakistan Medical Association Vol. 52 Iss. 10 (2002) p. 487 - 488
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fazal_hameed/35/