Sugammadex is a rapid and selective aminosteroid agent that has entered use recently. We aimed to research the effect of gender on reversal of non-depolarizing block with sugammadex. We designed a prospective study. The research included a total of 100 cases who underwent rhinoplasty operation administered general anaesthesia. Cases were divided according to gender as male (Group M) and female (Group F). At the end of the operation for patients with TOF value 25%, patients were given 2 mg kg-1 iv sugammadex. Duration from the rocuronium administration until the TOF value was zero(TOF0), the time from sugammadex administration until TOF reached from 25% to 90% was recorded (TOF25-90). The time from TOF90 to extubation was named the extubation duration. From the time the patients entered the PCU until Aldrete score was â‰¥9 was named the recovery duration and recorded. The time for the groups to TOF25-90 was 123.84 ± 38.03 s in Group M and 122.06 ± 30.461 s in Group F (p > 0.05). The extubation duration was 189.68 ± 41.37 s in Group M and 206.50 ± 45.99 in Group F (p = 0.316). The recovery time was 8.26 ± 14 min in Group M and 8.48 ± 14.23 min in Group F (p = 0.328). After the administration of sugammadex, there was no difference observed between the groups in terms of the TOF25-90 duration, recovery and extubation duration. As a result, conclusion was reached that gender did not affect rocuronium reversal with sugammadex.
Key words: Sugammadex, gender, female, male, TOF