Anesthesia Techniques and Monitors
Acceleromyographic monitoring of neuromuscular block over the orbicularis oris muscle in anesthetized patients receiving vecuronium
Saitoh Y, Oshima T, Nakata Y (Tsujinaka Hosp Kashiwanoha, Chiba, Japan; The Cancer Inst Hosp of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Res, Tokyo, Japan; Teikyo Univ School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan) J Clin Anesth 22:318-323, 2010§
Patients were randomized to two groups. In the orbicularis oris group (n=18), the facial nerve was stimulated and movement of the orbicularis oris muscle was measured acceleromyographically. In the control group (n=18), adduction of the thumb was quantified mechanically.