Possible Effects of Ibuprofen Pretreatment on Seizure Duration During Electroconvulsive Therapy
J Clin Psychiatry 2004;65(3):442[letter]
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Leung and colleagues1 recently reported on the pretreatment
of patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
with ibuprofen in an apparently successful attempt at reducing
the incidence of post-ECT headache. One of the more interesting
findings from their data, however, goes unmentioned in
their discussion of the otherwise useful study. Table 1(p552)
their article compares the placebo group and the ibuprofen
group on a number of factors, one of which is seizure duration.