K G Rasmussen

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Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A randomized comparison of ketamine versus methohexital anesthesia in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Mayo Clinic Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, Rochester, MN 55905, USA Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 215:362-5. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Serial infusions of low-dose ketamine for major depression
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
    J Psychopharmacol 27:444-50. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Electrode placement and ictal EEG indices in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 19:453-7. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint QTc dispersion on the baseline ECG predicts arrhythmias during electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Acta Cardiol 62:345-7. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psycology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:179-80. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Serum sodium does not correlate with seizure length or seizure threshold in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:175-6. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Attempts to validate melancholic depression: some observations on modern research methodology
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 71:150-63. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Patients who inappropriately demand electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:109-13. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Antidepressant medication treatment failure does not predict lower remission with ECT for major depressive disorder: a report from the consortium for research in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1701-6. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint ECT in patients with intracranial masses
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, 200 First Street, Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 19:191-3. 2007

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  1. doi request reprint A randomized comparison of ketamine versus methohexital anesthesia in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Mayo Clinic Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, Rochester, MN 55905, USA Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 215:362-5. 2014
    ..Ketamine is associated with longer motor seizure duration than methohexital. ..
  2. doi request reprint Serial infusions of low-dose ketamine for major depression
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
    J Psychopharmacol 27:444-50. 2013
    ..Side effects during the infusions have been common. It is not known whether serial infusions or lower infusion rates result in greater efficacy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Electrode placement and ictal EEG indices in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 19:453-7. 2007
    ..These data provide a groundwork for future research on the neurophysiological aspects of ECT...
  4. ncbi request reprint QTc dispersion on the baseline ECG predicts arrhythmias during electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Acta Cardiol 62:345-7. 2007
    ..Our objective in this study was to test the hypothesis that prolonged QTc dispersion predisposes to arrhythmias in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psycology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:179-80. 2007
    ..However, review of the literature and of our 3 cases does reveal that ECT can be used safely, at least in the short term. Long-term outcomes in such patients remain uncertain...
  6. ncbi request reprint Serum sodium does not correlate with seizure length or seizure threshold in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:175-6. 2007
    ..We conclude that although it is ideal to have normal sodium values before ECT, mild abnormalities do not necessarily presage prolonged seizures or lower seizure thresholds in ECT...
  7. ncbi request reprint Attempts to validate melancholic depression: some observations on modern research methodology
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 71:150-63. 2007
    ..In this article, the author outlines what he believes are methodological problems that have been common in research studies to validate melancholia...
  8. ncbi request reprint Patients who inappropriately demand electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:109-13. 2007
    ..We argue that some ECT patients are primarily motivated by the primary or secondary gain of being medical patients and that this needs to be considered by the clinician so as not to administer the treatments unnecessarily...
  9. ncbi request reprint Antidepressant medication treatment failure does not predict lower remission with ECT for major depressive disorder: a report from the consortium for research in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1701-6. 2007
    ..To test whether antidepressant medication treatment failure predicts differential remission with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in nonpsychotic unipolar depression...
  10. ncbi request reprint ECT in patients with intracranial masses
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, 200 First Street, Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 19:191-3. 2007
    ..None suffered any neurological deterioration during ECT. They provide recommendations for clinical practice with such patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patients who develop epilepsy during extended treatment with electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Mayo Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Seizure 16:266-70. 2007
    ..We describe some of the clinical challenges in this scenario and provide recommendations regarding continued use of ECT in the newly diagnosed epileptic patient...
  12. ncbi request reprint Anesthesia outcomes in a randomized double-blind trial of sevoflurane and thiopental for induction of general anesthesia in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:236-8. 2007
    ..Sevoflurane was associated with significantly better postictal orientation 20 minutes after the treatment. We conclude that inhalational anesthesia with sevoflurane presents a well-tolerated alternative for ECT anesthesia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Data management and design issues in an unmasked randomized trial of electroconvulsive therapy for relapse prevention of severe depression: the consortium for research in electroconvulsive therapy trial
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:244-50. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the design characteristics and challenges of the trial and of our method of dealing with the lack of double-blind outcome assessment...
  14. doi request reprint ECT in patients with psychopathology related to acute neurologic illness
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Mayo Clinic Dept of Psychiatry and Psychology, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Psychosomatics 49:67-72. 2008
    ..The authors provide recommendations for the approach to acutely ill neurologic patients with regard to the use of ECT...
  15. doi request reprint Some considerations in choosing electroconvulsive therapy versus transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    J ECT 27:51-4. 2011
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  16. doi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in palliative care
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN55905, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28:375-7. 2011
    ..We conclude that ECT should not be automatically discarded in patients receiving palliative care and offer some guidelines for its use in this population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Serotonin transporter gene status and electroconvulsive therapy outcomes: a retrospective analysis of 83 patients
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:92-4. 2009
    ..Carrier status for the long allele has been associated with a better response to serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant medications in most studies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Is baseline medication resistance associated with potential for relapse after successful remission of a depressive episode with ECT? Data from the Consortium for Research on Electroconvulsive Therapy (CORE)
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:232-7. 2009
    ..To test whether pre-electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) medication resistance is associated with post-ECT relapse rates...
  19. doi request reprint Remifentanil/Thiopental combination and seizure length in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 25:31-3. 2009
    ..We conclude that if thiopental is used for anesthetic induction in electroconvulsive therapy in the dose range described herein, modest dose reduction and combination with remifentanil does not reliably prolong seizure duration...
  20. doi request reprint Sham electroconvulsive therapy studies in depressive illness: a review of the literature and consideration of the placebo phenomenon in electroconvulsive therapy practice
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 25:54-9. 2009
    ..In this report, the sham ECT literature is reviewed in detail, and the author discusses possible mechanisms by which sham-treated patients improved...
  21. doi request reprint Orthostatic hemodynamic changes after electroconvulsive therapy treatments
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 24:134-6. 2008
    ..We conclude that none of the commonly used perianesthetic medications or variations in ECT electrode placement are associated with orthostatic hypotension after ECT treatments...
  22. doi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in patients taking steroid medication: should supplemental doses be given on the days of treatment?
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 24:128-30. 2008
    ..We conclude that use of "stress doses" of extra steroid medication is unnecessary in ECT practice and recommend that patients receive their usual morning dose of steroid before ECT treatments...
  23. doi request reprint Correlates of myalgia in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 24:84-7. 2008
    ..The results indicated that neither of these factors, nor dose of succinylcholine, correlated with myalgias. We conclude that dose adjustments to succinylcholine are unlikely to affect complaints of myalgias in ECT patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with cavernous hemangiomas
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 22:272-3. 2006
    ..We describe 3 patients with cavernous hemangiomas who received safe, uncomplicated ECT. We provide recommendations for ECT practice in such patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Seizure length with sevoflurane and thiopental for induction of general anesthesia in electroconvulsive therapy: a randomized double-blind trial
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 22:240-2. 2006
    ..Absolute values for seizure duration with both sevoflurane and thiopental are well within typical ranges for those seen with the more commonly used methohexital as anesthetic...
  26. ncbi request reprint The effect of electroconvulsive therapy treatments on blood sugar in nondiabetic patients
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J ECT 21:232-4. 2005
    ..We conclude that ECT does not have a clinically significant effect on blood sugar in non-diabetic patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy for phantom limb pain
    K G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, USA
    Pain 85:297-9. 2000
    ..Both patients enjoyed substantial pain relief. In one case, phantom pain was still in remission 3.5 years after ECT. It is concluded that phantom limb patients who are refractory to multiple therapies may respond to ECT...
  28. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy and newer modalities for the treatment of medication-refractory mental illness
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 77:552-6. 2002
    ..Besides providing therapeutic benefits, these 3 methods may help elucidate the pathophysiology of psychiatric illness...
  29. ncbi request reprint The clinical utility of inhalational anesthesia with sevoflurane in electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J ECT 21:239-42. 2005
    ..In all patients, this method was well tolerated and offered distinct advantages compared with an intravenous induction agent. We conclude that ECT practitioners should keep this option in mind for select patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in the management of chronic pain
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Mayo Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 6:17-22. 2002
    ..In this article, we review the literature on the use of ECT in pain patients, suggest possible neurobiologic bases for the efficacy of ECT in such patients, and conclude with our recommendations for current clinical practice...
  31. ncbi request reprint Lack of effect of ECT on Holter monitor recordings before and after treatment
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J ECT 20:45-7. 2004
    ..There has been concern about persisting cardiac effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Several studies have analyzed Holter monitor recordings before and after ECT, and generally have found no significant effects...
  32. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in the medically ill
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 25:177-93. 2002
    ..Although the available data consist largely of cases and case series, ECT is effective in treating psychopathology despite the comorbidity. With appropriate precautions and monitoring during and after ECT, complications can be minimized...
  33. ncbi request reprint Patterns of psychotropic medication use among patients with severe depression referred for electroconvulsive therapy: data from the Consortium for Research on Electroconvulsive Therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 22:116-23. 2006
    ..Use of hypnotic agents and anticonvulsants was common. In conclusion, patients with severe depression referred for ECT with a unipolar depressive episode have high rates of psychotropic usage, much of which is inadequate...
  34. ncbi request reprint Blood glucose before and after ECT treatments in Type 2 diabetic patients
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 22:124-6. 2006
    ..There were no cases of clinically significant rise or fall in blood glucose. We provide recommendations for management of diabetics during ECT...
  35. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy for patients with major depression and probable Lewy body dementia
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    J ECT 19:103-9. 2003
    ..All of them enjoyed substantial relief from depression with ECT, which they tolerated well. It is concluded that ECT can be effective in treating depression associated with probable Lewy Body dementia...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relationship between somatization and remission with ECT
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Psychiatry Res 129:293-5. 2004
    ..In the less severely depressed group, high somatic anxiety and hypochondriasis predicted a low likelihood of sustained remission with ECT. In the more severely depressed group, these traits were not predictive of ECT outcome...
  37. doi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy and melancholia: review of the literature and suggestions for further study
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    J ECT 27:315-22. 2011
    ..Suggestions for future ECT/melancholia studies are offered...
  38. ncbi request reprint The safety of electroconvulsive therapy and lithium in combination: a case series and review of the literature
    Tamara J Dolenc
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J ECT 21:165-70. 2005
    ..In this report, we describe 12 patients in whom the combination of lithium and ECT was deemed safe. We also provide a comprehensive review of published literature and provide detailed recommendations for clinical practice...
  39. ncbi request reprint Long-term maintenance ECT: a retrospective review of efficacy and cognitive outcome
    J Calvin Russell
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    J ECT 19:4-9. 2003
    ..We conclude that extended maintenance ECT is efficacious and well tolerated and reduces hospital use for a population of chronically depressed patients refractory to medication...
  40. doi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy for agitation in Alzheimer disease: a case series
    Bruce Sutor
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 24:239-41. 2008
    ..Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a potential treatment option for patients who have failed medication trials...
  41. doi request reprint Effects of general anesthetic agents in adults receiving electroconvulsive therapy: a systematic review
    W Michael Hooten
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 24:208-23. 2008
    ..Our secondary objective was to determine the differential effects of induction agents on emergence time, recovery time, and the occurrence of adverse cardiac events and drug effects...
  42. doi request reprint Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in patients with unrepaired abdominal aortic aneurysm: report of 8 patients
    Paul S Mueller
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 25:165-9. 2009
    ..It is unclear whether ECT, which transiently, yet markedly, increases blood pressure and heart rate, can be safely performed in patients with AAA. We investigated the safety of ECT in patients with unrepaired AAA...
  43. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial comparing the memory effects of continuation electroconvulsive therapy versus continuation pharmacotherapy: results from the Consortium for Research in ECT (CORE) study
    Glenn E Smith
    Mayo Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology W11, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:185-93. 2010
    ..To compare the memory effects of continuation electroconvulsive therapy (C-ECT) versus continuation pharmacologic intervention (C-PHARM) at 12 and 24 weeks after completion of acute electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Changes in heart rate variability in response to treatment with electroconvulsive therapy
    Victor M Karpyak
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 20:81-8. 2004
    ..Heart rate variability (HRV) has proven predictive value for patients with cardiac and neurologic disorders and correlates with depression severity and treatment effects. Variable changes in HRV after ECT have been reported...
  45. doi request reprint Bradycardia and hypotension in a patient with severe aortic stenosis receiving electroconvulsive therapy dose titration for treatment of depression
    Bruce Sutor
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 24:281-2. 2008
    ..We discuss practical considerations and risk reduction strategies when using ECT in patients with severe AS...
  46. ncbi request reprint The safety of electroconvulsive therapy in patients with severe aortic stenosis
    Paul S Mueller
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 82:1360-3. 2007
    ..Hence, ECT was safe in 10 patients with severe aortic stenosis treated at our institution. Our findings may be informative to clinicians who manage the care of patients with severe aortic stenosis who are undergoing ECT...
  47. ncbi request reprint Nonconvulsive seizures in electroconvulsive therapy: further evidence of differential neurophysiological aspects of bitemporal versus bifrontal electrode placement
    Paul T Teman
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 22:46-8. 2006
    ..Seizure threshold was also higher among the bifrontal patients. We hypothesize that this provides further evidence of differential neurophysiology of seizures induced with these 2 electrode placements...
  48. ncbi request reprint Safety of electroconvulsive therapy in patients with asthma
    P S Mueller
    Divisions of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Neth J Med 64:417-21. 2006
    ..Since ECT requires the administration of general anaesthesia, it is assumed that extra care should be taken with asthmatic patients before and during ECT. We sought to investigate the safety of ECT in asthmatic patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Seizure length in electroconvulsive therapy as a function of age, sex, and treatment number
    Joseph J Rasimas
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:14-6. 2007
    ..The biggest drop in seizure duration along a course of treatments occurs between the first and second treatments; beyond that, seizure duration remains relatively constant...
  50. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure before and after electroconvulsive therapy in hypertensive and nonhypertensive patients
    Scott M Albin
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:9-10. 2007
    ..In neither group was there a statistically significant change in blood pressure with a course of ECT. We conclude that a course of ECT does not worsen blood pressure in hypertensive patients beyond the peritreatment period...
  51. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with epilepsy
    Mary E Lunde
    Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Epilepsy Behav 9:355-9. 2006
    ..We conclude that most epileptic patients can be treated with ECT without dose adjustment in antiepileptic medications and provide general recommendations for safe use of ECT in this population...
  52. doi request reprint QTc dispersion in patients referred for electroconvulsive therapy
    M Leann Dodd
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 24:131-3. 2008
    ..To determine the presence of possible risk factors for arrhythmias during electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) by assessing QTc dispersion on the baseline electrocardiogram...
  53. ncbi request reprint Clinical applications of recent research on electroconvulsive therapy
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Bull Menninger Clin 67:18-31. 2003
    ..In this article, I review recent research that bears on these aspects of ECT practice. Additionally, I review some findings on the neurobiological effects of ECT...
  54. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with glaucoma
    Margaret S Good
    Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J ECT 20:48-9. 2004
    ..Though further research would be helpful, this case provides evidence that in a glaucomatous patient controlled with medicines or surgery, ECT probably will not cause a significant rise in IOP...
  55. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Tamara J Dolenc
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic Collage of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1257-63. 2004
    ..We conclude from this experience that with proper pre-ECT cardiac and pacemaker/defibrillator assessment, ECT can be safely and effectively administered to patients with an implanted cardiac device...
  56. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors
    Tamara J Dolenc
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Rochester, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 20:258-61. 2004
    ..Furthermore, if there is otherwise a reason for continuing the MAOI, it can be continued during index ECT or initiated during maintenance ECT...
  57. ncbi request reprint ECT in patients with arachnoid cysts
    Candace Lynn Perry
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Division of Neuroradiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J ECT 23:36-7. 2007
    ..We describe the safe use of ECT in 6 patients with arachnoid cysts. We conclude that such lesions are probably not associated with increased morbidity in ECT but that neurological evaluation pretreatment is indicated...
  58. ncbi request reprint Decisional capacity of severely depressed patients requiring electroconvulsive therapy
    Maria I Lapid
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and dagger Department of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    J ECT 19:67-72. 2003
    ..Our study aimed to determine the decisional capacity of severely depressed people requiring electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and whether educational interventions improve their ability to provide informed consent for ECT...
  59. ncbi request reprint Safety, efficacy, and effects on glycemic control of electroconvulsive therapy in insulin-requiring type 2 diabetic patients
    Pamela J Netzel
    Section of Adult Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    J ECT 18:16-21. 2002
    ..To determine the safety, efficacy, and effects on glycemic control of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in insulin-requiring type 2 diabetic patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality in the use of electroconvulsive therapy
    Gregory A Nuttall
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    J ECT 20:237-41. 2004
    ..There were 18 deaths within 30 days of the final treatment, none related to ECT. These data are concordant with those of other published large series, and we conclude that ECT is an extremely safe procedure...
  61. doi request reprint The safety of ECT in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Kathryn M Schak
    Dept of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Psychosomatics 49:208-11. 2008
    ..Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) involves the administration of general anesthesia and assisted ventilation while the patient is apneic...
  62. doi request reprint Antidepressants and manic symptoms
    Keith G Rasmussen
    Am J Psychiatry 165:263-4; author reply 264. 2008
  63. ncbi request reprint Whole brain kindling
    Keith G Rasmussen
    J ECT 20:52. 2004

Research Grants4

  1. COMPARING THREE ELECTRODE PLACEMENTS TO OPTIMIZE ECT
    Keith Rasmussen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The results of this study will promote more effective and safer treatment of the most severely ill depressed patients. ..