James Conner

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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Publications (1)3.75 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Succinylcholine is a paralytic agent regularly utilized in anesthesia. There are numerous adverse effects of succinylcholine ranging from mild to fatal; one such effect is succinylcholine myalgia. We report the case of a 34-year-old woman who received succinylcholine while undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and later developed succinylcholine myalgia leading to a prolonged hospital stay and subsequent pneumonia. In the presence of suitable alternative paralytic agents, succinylcholine should be avoided in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. The use of a designated anesthesia team familiar with bariatric operations can help maximize peri-operative management and minimize complications.
    Obesity Surgery 11/2008; 19(4):534-6. DOI:10.1007/s11695-008-9720-7 · 3.75 Impact Factor

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6 Citations
3.75 Total Impact Points

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  • 2008
    • University of California, Los Angeles
      • Department of Surgery
      Los Angeles, California, United States