Propofol reduces seizure duration in patients having anaesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy.

@article{Simpson1988PropofolRS,
  title={Propofol reduces seizure duration in patients having anaesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy.},
  author={Karen H Simpson and P Jane Halsall and Cathy Carr and K G Stewart},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1988},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={343-4}
}
Twenty-five patients received either methohexitone 1.0 mg kg-1 or propofol 1.3 mg kg-1 to induce anaesthesia during two separate electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments. A forearm was isolated before administration of suxamethonium 0.5 mg kg-1, so that unmodified seizure duration could be measured. Bifrontotemporal electrodes were applied to administer a standard 3-s ECT shock. Median (quartile deviation) duration of seizure was reduced significantly after propofol (19.0 (9.0) s), compared… CONTINUE READING

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