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Can thiopental serve as a safe sedative agent?
  1. Fatemeh Rasooli,
  2. Maryam Bahreini
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Maryam Bahreini, Emergency medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; bahreinimaryam{at}

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Dear Editor-in-Chief,

We are delighted that our clinical trial draws attention and are grateful for the comments on our paper.1 The efficacy of patient and provider satisfaction and recall of the painful procedure were primary endpoints of the study, according to which the sample size was calculated. We have also reported the adverse effects of the two combination groups of medications, ketofol and thiopental–sodium fentanyl; however, as few patients remained in the subgroup analysis of each adverse effect, these complications are reported while we …

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  • Handling editor Gene Yong-Kwang Ong

  • Contributors Concept and design; data collection; writing, critical revision and final approval of the article: FR and MB.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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