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Journal Review

Optimal First Line Analgesia in Ureteric Colic

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , , June 9th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Ureteric colic is a common cause of severe pain. Anecdotally, many patients describe it as “the worst pain” they’ve experienced. In the Emergency Department (ED) pain is typically treated with either a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or an opiate or a combination of both.
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Journal Review

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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