Sunday, January 11, 2015

Q: What unique advantage Etomidate has to be use in intubation in traumatic brain injury patients?


Lately, Etomidate has earned significant negative reviews for its use in ICU mostly because of its potential to cause transient adrenal suppression, even with a single dose. But Etomidate has an unique characteristics for patients with traumatic brain injury, as it decreases intracranial pressure without dropping normal arterial pressure.

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