Postoperative residual curarization

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Postoperative residual curarization
Classification and external resources

Postoperative residual curarization (PORC) is a residual paresis after emergence from general anesthesia with neuromuscular-blocking drugs.[1][2]


  1. ^ Naguib M, Kopman AF, Ensor JE (2007). "Neuromuscular monitoring and postoperative residual curarisation: a meta-analysis". Br J Anaesth 98 (3): 302–316. doi:10.1093/bja/ael386. PMID 17307778. 
  2. ^ Baillard C (2005). "Postoperative residual neuromuscular block: a survey of management". Br J Anaesth 95 (5): 622–626. doi:10.1093/bja/aei240. PMID 16183681. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Claudius C, Garvey LH, Viby-Mogensen J" Anaesthesia 2009 Mar;64(Suppl 1) 10-21. The undesirable effects of neuromuscular blocking drugs. PMID 19222427
  • Murphy GS. Minerva Anestesiol. 2006 Mar;72(3):97-109. Residual neuromuscular blockade: incidence, assessment, and relevance in the postoperative period. PMID 16493386
  • Murphy GS, Brull SJ. Anesth Analg. 2010 Jul;111(1):120-8. Residual neuromuscular block: lessons unlearned. Part I: definitions, incidence, and adverse physiologic effects of residual neuromuscular block. PMID 20442260
  • Brull SJ, Murphy GS. Anesth Analg. 2010 Jul;111(1):129-40. Residual neuromuscular block: lessons unlearned. Part II: methods to reduce the risk of residual weakness. PMID 20442261