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Ketamine Clinical Trials

A Randomized Comparison of Ketamine and Methohexital Anesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in Depression

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Id: NCT01367119

Organisation Name: Mayo Clinic

Overal Status: Completed

Start Date: May 2011

Last Update: August 8, 2013

Lead Sponsor: Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary: Does the use of ketamine as the anesthetic medication in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) accelerate the antidepressant effect of ECT?

The study hypothesis was that depressed subjects receiving ECT with ketamine as the anesthetic agent would demonstrate a faster rate of improvement, defined as lower depression ratings after the second ECT than depressed patients receiving ECT with the usual anesthetic agent.

  • Depression

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