Inhibition of neutrophil respiratory burst and chemotaxis in vitro by thiopentone but not methohexitone.

@article{Heine1997InhibitionON,
  title={Inhibition of neutrophil respiratory burst and chemotaxis in vitro by thiopentone but not methohexitone.},
  author={Joern Heine and Dirk Scheinichen and Karsten Jaeger and Andreas Emmend{\"o}rffer and Martin Leuwer},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={1997},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={e1}
}
Administration of high-dose barbiturates may be used as an appropriate adjunctive treatment for control of intracranial pressure. The thiobarbiturate, thiopentone, has been reported to increase the rate of nosocomial pulmonary infection. This may be a substance-related effect of thiobarbiturates and it may be clinically important in barbiturate-sedated… CONTINUE READING