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Effects on intracranial pressure of electroconvulsive therapy.
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PMID:  22622301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACT: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is thought to raise intracranial pressure (ICP) after an increase of blood pressure. In depressed patients (n = 17) treated with ECT, using transcranial Doppler, pulsatility index (PI; as indicator of ICP) and blood pressures were prospectively measured. The highest PI was measured just after anesthesia induction and muscle relaxation. Blood pressures increased significantly after succinylcholine and thereafter but did not correlate to PI. After anesthesia and muscle relaxation, the PI was higher than just before ECT; the PI was lower during seizure activity and after ECT. Therefore, ECT itself seemed not to raise ICP.
Authors:
Roy L E Derikx; Jeroen A van Waarde; Bastiaan Verwey; Rose C van der Mast
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of ECT     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1533-4112     ISO Abbreviation:  J ECT     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808943     Medline TA:  J ECT     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e23-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the *Admiraal de Ruyter Hospital, Vlissingen; †Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem; and ‡Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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