Etomidate speech and memory test (eSAM)

@article{JonesGotman2005EtomidateSA,
  title={Etomidate speech and memory test (eSAM)},
  author={M. Jones-Gotman and V. Sziklas and Jelena Djordjevic and François Dubeau and Jean Gotman and Mark R. Angle and Donatella Tampieri and A. Olivier and Frederick Andermann},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={65},
  pages={1723 - 1729}
}
Background: The intracarotid amobarbital procedure (IAP) is an important part of comprehensive investigation of patients who are candidates for surgical treatment of epilepsy. Owing to repeated and lengthy shortages of amobarbital, causing delays in elective surgery, attempts have been made to find a suitable alternative anesthetic. The authors report their experience using etomidate, a widely used agent for the induction of anesthesia. Methods: Sixteen consecutive patients requiring IAP to… 

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