Canadian Anaesthetists’ Society Journal

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 489–491 | Cite as

Pancuronium for rapid induction technique for tracheal intubation

  • Eli M. Brown
  • Deepika Krishnaprasad
  • Barry G. Smiler


Suxamethonium in a dose of 2 mg · kg-1 was compared to pancuronium in three different dosages (0.1 mg · kg-1, 0.15 mg · kg-1, 0.2 mg · kg1) for a rapid induction (crash) technique for tracheal intubation. Pancuronium 0.1 mg · kg-1 was inferior to suxamethonium, but the larger doses of pancuronium were equally satisfactory. In those instances where suxamethonium is either contraindicated or undesirable, pancuronium in a dose of 0.15 mg · kg-1 is a suitable alternative for rapid induction for tracheal intubation.


Nous avons comparé le pancuronium à la dose de 0.1, 0.15 et 2mg é kg-1, à la succinylcholine à la dose de 2 mg é kg-1, lorsque ces agents sont utilisés pour intubation rapide lors de ľinduction de ľanesthésie. Le pancuronium à la dose de 0.lmg é kg-1 s’est avéré inférieur à la succinylcholine, mais aux doses de 0.15 et de 0.2 mg é kg-1, il s’est avéré entièrement satisfaisant. Dans les cas où ľemploi de la succinylcholine est contre-indiqué ou indésirable, le pancuronium, à raison de 0.15 mg é kg-1 représente une alternative valable lorsqu’il est nécessaire de procéder à une intubation rapide.


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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eli M. Brown
    • 1
  • Deepika Krishnaprasad
    • 2
  • Barry G. Smiler
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyWayne State University School of MedicineU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologySinai Hospital of DetroitU.S.A.
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologySinai Hospital of DetroitDetroitU.S.A.

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