Comparison of enflurane and propofol in electroconvulsive therapy, a randomized crossover open preliminary study on seizure duration and anaesthetic recovery.

@article{Doan2011ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of enflurane and propofol in electroconvulsive therapy, a randomized crossover open preliminary study on seizure duration and anaesthetic recovery.},
  author={Zafer Doğan and Nimet Şenoğlu and Huseyin Yildiz and Ismail Coskuner and Nadiye Ugur and Elif Biter and Hafize Oksuz},
  journal={Revista brasileira de anestesiologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={582-90, 319-23}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is commonly used for treatment of depression, mania and affective disorders. Anaesthetics for general anaesthesia during ECT should have rapid onset, rapid emerge, not interfere with seizure activity and not shorten seizure duration. The aim of this study is to compare effects of enflurane, a pro-convulsive anaesthetic agent, and propofol on seizure durations, postictal suppression index and recovery times during electroconvulsive… CONTINUE READING
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