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Manuel Ángel Gómez-Ríos, Enrique Freire-Vila, Krzysztof M Kuczkowski, Alberto Pensado-Castiñeiras
OBJECTIVE: Sevoflurane (S) and thiopental sodium (T) are commonly used to produce sedation for routine MRI procedures. However, to date there have been no comparative studies evaluating both techniques. We herein present the firt study comparing S and T techniques for pediatric sedation in MRI procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 21 children, aged from 3 months to 6 years, scheduled for MRI were randomly assigned to either S or T group. Sedation performed under spontaneous respiration was induced with inspired 1-8% S in oxigen by face mask connected to a Mapleson C circuit or T (25 mg/kg) administered in distal rectum by cannula...
February 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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