Skip to main content

Table 3 Sedation method

From: Head CT is of limited diagnostic value in critically ill patients who remain unresponsive after discontinuation of sedation

  Patients who required head CT (n = 42)
n (%)
Patients who did not require head CT (n = 102)
n (%)
Daily interruption of sedation   
Yes 8 (19) 38 (37)*
No 34 (81) 64 (63)*
Type of sedation   
Intermittent 0 (0) 6 (6)
Continuous 42 (100) 96 (94)
Type of sedatives   
Lorazepam only 3 (7) 8 (8)
Midazolam only 1 (2) 3 (3)
Lorazepam + Fentanyl 31 (74) 70 (68)
Midazolam + Fentanyl 7 (17) 14 (14)
Propofol 0 (0) 7 (7)
  1. *p < 0.05.