The comparative hemodynamic effects of methohexital and remifentanil in electroconvulsive therapy.

@article{Locala2005TheCH,
  title={The comparative hemodynamic effects of methohexital and remifentanil in electroconvulsive therapy.},
  author={Joseph A Locala and Samuel A. Irefin and Donald Malone and Jacek B Jacek Cywiński and Samuel Wadie Samuel and Rick Naugle},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={12-5}
}
Remifentanil is a short acting opioid frequently used to supplement general anesthesia for brief procedures. Narcotic agents are known for their ability to blunt autonomic responses to stimuli such as laryngoscopy and intubation and do not alter seizure threshold. We hypothesized that the combination of remifentanil and methohexital for induction would produce favorable suppression of sympathetic response during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). With Institutional Review Board approval and… CONTINUE READING

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