[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Volume 10, Issue 3 (scientific Journal of kurdestan university of medical sicences 2005) ::
SJKU 2005, 10(3): 9-15 Back to browse issues page
A comparison of effects of Propofol and thiopental used in ECT on homodynamic changes and seizure duration in psychotic patients in 1384
MR Kohan Dr 1, K Naseri Dr
1- , . mohmood-RZkohan@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (16599 Views)

  ABSTRACT

  Background and Aim: General anaesthesia is required for the safe conduct of electro convulsive therapy (ECT). The anaesthetic agent's have effects on seizure duration, homodynamic changes and recovery time. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of propofol and thiopental, as anaesthetic agents used for induction of anaesthesia for ECT, on seizure duration, homodynamic changes and recovery time.

  Materials and Methods: It is a crossover RCT . Twenty ASA 1 and 2 patients who had been referred by the psychiatric service for ECT, divided randomly into two groups. Patients received propofol or thiopental every other day for up to four ECT`s. Bilateral ECT was performed after the administration of Atropine (0/5mg) Propofol (1/5mg/kg) or thiopental (3mg/kg), succinylcoline (0/5mg/kg) and then assisted mask ventilation with 100% oxygen. Systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and heart rate (HR) were measured and recorded automatically before anaesthesia and at 1, 5 and 10 minute after termination of anaesthesia. Seizure duration, time onset for opening the eyes on command, sitting up and walking for 10 meters unaided were also recorded. Data were analyzed by means of SPSS and ANOVA and T test.

  Results: ECT-induced rises in SBP, DBP and HR were the same for propofol and thiopental. Seizure duration had no difference for the two drugs. Opening the eyes on command (p=0.0 2 ), and sitting up (p=0.009) and being able to walk for 10 meters without other`s help (p=0.01) were significantly delayed with thiopental.

  Conclusion: The results of our study indicate that ECT-Induced homodynamic changes and seizure duration are the same for thiopental and propofol. Opening the eyes on command, sitting and ability to walk for 10 meters unaided were delayed with thiopental. In the settings without standard post anaesthesia care unit, propofol is more suitable than thiopental for ECT because of shorter recovery time.

  Key words: ECT, Propofol, Thiopental, Seizure.

Keywords: Key words: ECT, Propofol, Thiopental, Seizure.
Full-Text [PDF 148 kb]   (1115 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/11/17
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

CAPTCHA code


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Kohan M, Naseri K. A comparison of effects of Propofol and thiopental used in ECT on homodynamic changes and seizure duration in psychotic patients in 1384. SJKU. 2005; 10 (3) :9-15
URL: http://sjku.muk.ac.ir/article-1-203-en.html


Volume 10, Issue 3 (scientific Journal of kurdestan university of medical sicences 2005) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 3781