Effect of Ketamine, Thiopental and Ketamine-Thiopental Combination during Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression


Kuscu O. O. , KARACAER F. , BİRİCİK E. , GÜLEÇ E. , Tamam L. , GÜNEŞ KOCAOĞLU Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION, vol.43, no.5, pp.313-317, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjar.2015.92668
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND REANIMATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-317

Abstract

Objective: We aimed to evaluate the effect of anaesthesia with thiopental (4 mg kg(-1)), ketamine (1 mg kg(-1)) and ketamine-thiopental (1 mg kg(-1) and 4 mg kg(-1), respectively) combination during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) and haemodynamic variables in patients with resistant major depression.