Anesthetic induction for ECT with etomidate is associated with longer seizure duration than thiopentone.

Saffer,S and Berk,M 1998, Anesthetic induction for ECT with etomidate is associated with longer seizure duration than thiopentone., The Journal of Electroconvulsive Therapy, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 89-93.

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Title Anesthetic induction for ECT with etomidate is associated with longer seizure duration than thiopentone.
Author(s) Saffer,S
Berk,MORCID iD for Berk,M orcid.org/0000-0002-5554-6946
Journal name The Journal of Electroconvulsive Therapy
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 89
End page 93
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication UNITED STATES
Publication date 1998-06
ISSN 1095-0680
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry
PSYCHIATRY, SCI
PSYCHIATRY, SSCI
seizure duration, after anesthetic induction
thiopentone
UNILATERAL ELECTROCONVULSIVE-THERAPY
PROPOFOL
EFFICACY
AGENTS
Summary Many factors influence seizure duration associated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). This is a chart review study to assess seizure duration measured with both electroencephalography and electromyography after anesthetic induction with either thiopentone or etomidate. Thirty-seven patients receiving ECT for depression were entered into the study, and a pair of seizures was measured from each patient. Alternate induction agents were used in sequential pairings, and the study was controlled for interval between seizures, laterality, and percent energy. Etomidate was associated with a significantly (p = 0.0002, F = 15.84, df = 1, analysis of variance) longer seizure duration (mean = 34.43 s, SD = 16.06) than thiopentone (mean = 21.73 s, SD = 9.33).
Language eng
Field of Research 0 Not Applicable
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1998, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071413

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