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Comparing ECT data of two different inpatient clinics: propofol or thiopental?
Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2013 Oct; 17(4):307-12.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study compares the data of (modified) electroconvulsive theraphy (ECT) applications from two different inpatient clinics in Turkey: Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital (Clinic-I) and Kocaeli University (Clinic-II).

METHODS

Recorded files of patients from the two clinics were compared in terms of ECT indications, number and duration of seizures, and anesthetic agents used (propofol vs. thiopental). ECT applications occurring between January 2011 and January 2013 were included in the study.

RESULTS

A total of 86 patients (9.5% of the inpatients) received ECT in Clinic-I and 103 patients (21.1% of the inpatients) in Clinic-II during the period studied. The yearly ECT rate (treated person rate per 10,000 per year) was 0.59/10,000 for Kocaeli (Turkey) as a whole. The overall number of ECT applications was 539 in Clinic-I and 999 in Clinic-II, and the average number of ECT sessions for each patient was 6.4 ± 2.33 in Clinic-I and 9.69 ± 4.66 in Clinic-II. The majority of indications were depressive disorders and insufficient response to medicine. Patients in the clinic which utilized thiopental as the anesthetic agent experienced more cardiovascular and respiratory side effects than the one which used propofol. The number of ECT sessions required was greater for patients with schizoaffective disorder than for others.

CONCLUSIONS

The administration of ECT was considered to be a reliable method of treatment in these clinics. With respect to specific anesthetic agents, propofol was found to have less hemodynamic side effects and shorter seizure durations than thiopental.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital , Kocaeli , Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23899225

Citation

Yazici, Esra, et al. "Comparing ECT Data of Two Different Inpatient Clinics: Propofol or Thiopental?" International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, vol. 17, no. 4, 2013, pp. 307-12.
Yazici E, Bosgelmez S, Tas HI, et al. Comparing ECT data of two different inpatient clinics: propofol or thiopental? Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2013;17(4):307-12.
Yazici, E., Bosgelmez, S., Tas, H. I., Karabulut, U., Yazici, A. B., Yildiz, M., & Kirpinar, I. (2013). Comparing ECT data of two different inpatient clinics: propofol or thiopental? International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 17(4), 307-12. https://doi.org/10.3109/13651501.2013.828080
Yazici E, et al. Comparing ECT Data of Two Different Inpatient Clinics: Propofol or Thiopental. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract. 2013;17(4):307-12. PubMed PMID: 23899225.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Comparing ECT data of two different inpatient clinics: propofol or thiopental? AU - Yazici,Esra, AU - Bosgelmez,Sukriye, AU - Tas,Halil Ibrahim, AU - Karabulut,Umit, AU - Yazici,Ahmet Bulent, AU - Yildiz,Mustafa, AU - Kirpinar,Ismet, Y1 - 2013/09/02/ PY - 2013/8/1/entrez PY - 2013/8/1/pubmed PY - 2014/4/30/medline SP - 307 EP - 12 JF - International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice JO - Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract VL - 17 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study compares the data of (modified) electroconvulsive theraphy (ECT) applications from two different inpatient clinics in Turkey: Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital (Clinic-I) and Kocaeli University (Clinic-II). METHODS: Recorded files of patients from the two clinics were compared in terms of ECT indications, number and duration of seizures, and anesthetic agents used (propofol vs. thiopental). ECT applications occurring between January 2011 and January 2013 were included in the study. RESULTS: A total of 86 patients (9.5% of the inpatients) received ECT in Clinic-I and 103 patients (21.1% of the inpatients) in Clinic-II during the period studied. The yearly ECT rate (treated person rate per 10,000 per year) was 0.59/10,000 for Kocaeli (Turkey) as a whole. The overall number of ECT applications was 539 in Clinic-I and 999 in Clinic-II, and the average number of ECT sessions for each patient was 6.4 ± 2.33 in Clinic-I and 9.69 ± 4.66 in Clinic-II. The majority of indications were depressive disorders and insufficient response to medicine. Patients in the clinic which utilized thiopental as the anesthetic agent experienced more cardiovascular and respiratory side effects than the one which used propofol. The number of ECT sessions required was greater for patients with schizoaffective disorder than for others. CONCLUSIONS: The administration of ECT was considered to be a reliable method of treatment in these clinics. With respect to specific anesthetic agents, propofol was found to have less hemodynamic side effects and shorter seizure durations than thiopental. SN - 1471-1788 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23899225/Comparing_ECT_data_of_two_different_inpatient_clinics:_propofol_or_thiopental L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13651501.2013.828080 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -