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Clozapine-Associated Aspiration During Electroconvulsive Therapy.

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Summary of "Clozapine-Associated Aspiration During Electroconvulsive Therapy."

Clozapine-induced gastric hypomotility (CIGH) is an underreported, underrecognized effect from high-dose clozapine. In this report, we present a patient with treatment refractory schizophrenia receiving high-dose clozapine who aspirated during general anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of aspiration under general anesthesia as a result of CIGH and highlights the potential dangers high-dose clozapine can pose on patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy with unrecognized CIGH.

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Name: The journal of ECT
ISSN: 1533-4112
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Electrically induced CONVULSIONS primarily used in the treatment of severe AFFECTIVE DISORDERS and SCHIZOPHRENIA.

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