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Muscle Relaxation for Short Procedures

Information source: Dr. Horst Schmidt Klinik GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Intubating Conditions; Fasciculations; Postoperative Myalgia; Patient Satisfaction; Sore Throat

Intervention: Succinylcholine (Drug); Rocuronium/Sugammadex (Drug); Rocuronium (Drug)

Phase: N/A

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Dr. Horst Schmidt Klinik GmbH

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Grietje Beck, Prof, Study Chair, Affiliation: Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken Wiesbaden Germany


Succinylcholine is commonly used for neuromuscular relaxation for short procedures such as rigid bronchoscopy. A more modern alternative is the application of low-dose rocuronium, reversed by low-dose sugammadex. The investigators compare the intubating conditions, incidence of postoperative myalgia (POM), as well as patient satisfaction for these two muscle relaxants.

Clinical Details

Official title: Comparing Intubating Conditions and Patient Satisfaction Using Succinylcholine or Low-dose Rocuronium for Rigid Bronchoscopy: A Randomized Study

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Intubating condition

Secondary outcome:


Postoperative Myalgia (POM)


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- age > 18 yr

- scheduled for elective rigid bronchoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

- known neuromuscular disease

- significant hepatic or renal dysfunction

- family history of malignant hyperthermia

- known allergy to one of the drugs used in this protocol

- pregnancy or breastfeeding

Locations and Contacts

Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken, Wiesbaden 65199, Germany
Additional Information

Starting date: October 2011
Last updated: July 16, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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