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CT measurements of the effects on surgical working space of regular versus deep neuromuscular blockade: studies in a porcine laparoscopy model

Project summary

Deep levels of muscle relaxation are often used to improve surgical conditions in laparoscopy. Understanding the mechanisms involved enables an evidence-based and cost-effective approach for the use of the expensive medication this involves.
The ultimate goal is to translate the findings from this study and the created model into clinically applicable guidelines. These guidelines will allow patient-tailored administration of NMB during laparoscopic surgery.


By using NMB with optimised surgical conditions and patient safety, cost effectiveness and patient outcome will be improved.

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Principal Investigator:

Dr. John Vlot

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Top Sector Life Sciences & Health