Table 1

 Patient characteristics of midazolam and etomidate groups

*There were significantly more patients in the midazolam group who had received lignocaine (lidocaine). However, use of lignocaine did not significantly affect blood pressure (p value of Fisher’s exact test was 0.445).
Total number7783
Male:female42:35 (1:0.83)49:34 (1:0.69)
Mean age63.365.9
Trauma cases35
Stroke cases2528
Acute pulmonary oedema cases1412
Respiratory failure cases118
Unspecified coma cases1516
Convulsion cases15
Initial mean SBP (mm Hg)165159
Lignocaine (lidocaine) used as pre-medication*3018
Fentanyl used as pre-medication1624