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Etomidate Vs. Ketamine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) induction agent selection remains a heavily debated matter. Etomidate causes adrenal suppression in critically ill patients triggering a groundswell of support in favor of ketamine. (Albert 2011, Jabre 2009) However, the existing literature comparing etomidate …

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Resuscitation

The EvK Trial: Ketamine vs Etomidate for Rapid Sequence Intubation

Background: The use of ketamine and etomidate for induction in rapid sequence intubation is heavily debated. The Ketased Trial (Jabre 2009) reported no significant difference between the two induction agents. However, recently the National Emergency Airway Registry reported ketamine is …

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Resuscitation

Rebellion21: Ketamine vs Etomidate for RSI via Rob J. Bryant, MD

Ketamine has been the recent go to for the hemodynamically compromised intubation. In this 18-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Rob J. Bryant, MD reviews several studies of Ketamine vs Etomidate to clarify the current rationale for or against …

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ResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

Etomidate vs Ketamine in Trauma RSI

Background: Etomidate and ketamine are both routinely used as induction agents during rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in trauma patients. It is well established that etomidate transiently suppresses the adrenal gland through inhibition of the 11-beta hydroxylase enzyme. Though adrenal suppression …

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Trauma

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