Premedication effect of dexmedetomidine and alfentanil on seizure time, recovery duration, and hemodynamic responses in electroconvulsive therapy

@inproceedings{Moshiri2016PremedicationEO,
  title={Premedication effect of dexmedetomidine and alfentanil on seizure time, recovery duration, and hemodynamic responses in electroconvulsive therapy},
  author={Esmail Moshiri and Hesameddin Modir and Niknam Bagheri and Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi and Hamidreza Jamilian and Babak Eshrati},
  booktitle={Annals of cardiac anaesthesia},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for many mental disorders, especially severe and persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. The aim of this study is to compare the effect of dexmedetomidine and alfentanil on agitation, satisfaction, seizure duration, and patients hemodynamic after ECT. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a three phase crossover randomized clinical trial, 75 patients aged between 18 and 50 years and candidate for ECT were enrolled… CONTINUE READING
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