Rectal methohexital for sedation of children during imaging procedures.

  title={Rectal methohexital for sedation of children during imaging procedures.},
  author={Margery A. Manuli and Linda Davies},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={160 3},
OBJECTIVE Brevital (methohexital), administered as a solution per rectum, provides safe, rapid, and effective sedation for induction of surgical anesthesia. This study was undertaken to evaluate rectal Brevital as a sedative for children undergoing imaging procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a review of patients' records, we found that, during a 1-year period, 190 children from 1 month to 14 years old were sedated for CT or MR imaging. Sedation was required for 94 CT and 96 MR imaging… CONTINUE READING


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