Etomidate is Associated With Longer Seizure Duration, Lower Stimulus Intensity, and Lower Number of Failed Trials in Electroconvulsive Therapy Compared With Thiopental


AYHAN Y., AKBULUT B. B. , KARAHAN S., GECMEZ G., OZ G., GÜREL Ş. C. , ...More

JOURNAL OF ECT, vol.31, no.1, pp.26-30, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/yct.0000000000000149
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ECT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-30
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Induction agents used for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may alter seizure parameters. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of etomidate and thiopental on seizure-related variables.