Tagged ‘Ketamine’

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Infusion Versus IV Push Low-Dose Ketamine for Analgesia

Filed Under: Tags: , , , January 25th, 2018 Leave a Comment

Sub-dissociative dose ketamine in the ED for treatment of pain is gaining recognition as an adjunct or alternative to opioid analgesics.  Previous research from this group and others have demonstrated a role of low dose ketamine (0.1-0.3 mg/kg IV) as opioid sparing analgesic.The major issue with wider ketamine use is its adverse effects;
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Propofol vs. Ketofol in PSA (The POKER Study)

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , , February 23rd, 2017 Leave a Comment

The ability to perform procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is essential to the practice of Emergency Medicine (EM). Which agent an Emergency Provider chooses to use depends on a variety of factors,
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Ketamine for Rescue Sedation in Severe Behavioral Disturbance

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , July 14th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Sedation of the agitated and aggressive patient is a frequently encountered problem in the Emergency Department (ED).  Whether the etiology of the agitation is intoxication, psychiatric, or organic, these patients require quick and efficient chemical sedation because they are both a danger to themselves and others in the ED. 
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Ketamine vs. Morphine in Acute Pain Management

Filed Under: Tags: , , November 5th, 2015 Leave a Comment

Ketamine, a noncompetitive N-methyl-D-asparate and glutamate receptor antagonist, is a Phencyclidine-like dissociative agent that possesses potent analgesic, anxiolytic and amnestic properties. In the Emergency Department (ED), ketamine is commonly used for procedural sedation.
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