ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Hamidreza Jamilian
Department of Psychiatry, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran


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    Author(s): Hamidreza Jamilian

    Introduction: Electroconvulsive therapy is a procedure in which an electrical stimulation of central nervous system is performed to trigger seizure. Seizure duration depends on patient's age, released energy, electrodes location, seizure threshold, prescribed drugs, etc. To prevent different mental-physical damages during ECT, anesthesia and neuromuscular blocking are necessary. Different types of intravenous anaesthetics are used for anesthesia; therefore, the present study aimed to compare dexmedetomidine-thiopental and dexmedetomidine-ketamine combinations in hemodynamic changes, seizure duration, and recovery time in patients candidate for ECT. Materials and methods: This double-blind clinical trial was conducted on 52 patients, randomly divided into 2 groups. Group 1: Dexmedetomidine-thiopental combination with a dose of 0.5 mg/kg a.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.3371/CSRP.AAJH.140621

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