A comparative study of rocuronium & suxamethonium for tracheal intubation during elective surgical procedures

Authors:Lalit Vasant Patil , Devendra Ramesh Chaudhari , Vaishali Shelgaonkar
Int J Biol Med Res. 2014; 5(3): 4175-4179  |  PDF File

Abstract

The aim of the study is to compare intubating conditions using rocuronium with gold standard relaxant suxamethonium and to evaluate intubating conditions with rocuronium using the timing principle. This study was carried out in the department of Anaesthesiology, Patients posted for elective general surgical procedure were included in study. In this study, 96.7% patients in group I (Sch) exhibited excellent intubating conditions. In group II only 63.3% patients exhibited excellent intubating conditions, where timing principle is not followed. In group III and group IV 100% and 96.7% patients exhibited excellent intubating conditions respectively. Good intubating conditions were found in 3.3%, 36.6% and 3.3% patients in group I (Sch), group II and group IV respectively. The excellent and good intubating conditions were considered acceptable whereas the fair and poor intubating conditions were unacceptable. To conclude rocuronium bromide can be considered as an alternative to suxamethonium even if rapid sequence intubation is required.