Rectal thiopental for sedation of children for computed tomography

Thomas J. White, Robert L. Siegle, Gilbert J. Burckart, D. Randolph Ramey

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Rectally administered thiopental was evaluated for sedation in pediatric computed tomography and compared with "cardiac cocktail" sedation. The drug produced sedation as effective as the "cocktail" with easier administration, more rapid onset, and shorter duration of sedation. Although no complications were observed, careful observation for respiratory depression is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1979
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Computed tomography
  • Sedation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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