Chloral hydrate for pediatric ophthalmologic examinations.

  title={Chloral hydrate for pediatric ophthalmologic examinations.},
  author={Walter Noske and Giannis Papadopoulos},
  journal={German journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={2 3},
Although chloral hydrate sedation has been recommended as an alternative to general anesthesia for pediatric examinations, we have had inconsistent effects after rectal applications for ophthalmologic examinations. A retrospective analysis of rectal chloral hydrate for computer-assisted tomographic (CT) examinations on 20 pediatric patients revealed that after a single application, sedation was sufficient in only 4 cases. In 14 cases, additional doses and/or drugs were required. Altogether, 6… CONTINUE READING