What is the role of propofol in the treatment of delirium tremens (DTs)?

Updated: Nov 06, 2020
  • Author: Michael James Burns, MD, FACEP, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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For patients with refractory DTs, propofol has been described in case studies as effective in managing patients who are intubated. [20] It has effects on NMDA and GABA receptors. No clinical trial has demonstrated any superiority over benzodiazepines.


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