Following general anesthesia in which nondepolarizing muscle relaxants have been employed, ventilatory inadequacy may present a problem in differential diagnosis. Our contributors have been requested to outline their approach in management, and to assess the importance of pure clinical judgment versus the use of peripheral nerve stimulators and ventilatory force measurements. As the reader will note, there is a wide variation in reliance on monitors for this purpose, but most believe that there is no substitute for simple clinical observation.
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