Influence of Neuromuscular Block on Mask Ventilation
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Difficult mask ventilation might lead to a life-threatening situation, if endotracheal intubation is also impossible and neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) inhibit spontaneous ventilation. However, controversies exist if NMBA improve or impede face mask ventilation. Therefore, the effect of NMBAs on mask ventilation is assessed in patients with predictors for difficult face mask ventilation.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with risk factors for difficult face mask ventilation
Patients scheduled for general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation