A randomized, controlled trial of i.v. versus i.m. ketamine for sedation of pediatric patients receiving emergency department orthopedic procedures.

@article{Roback2006ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled trial of i.v. versus i.m. ketamine for sedation of pediatric patients receiving emergency department orthopedic procedures.},
  author={Mark G. Roback and Joe E Wathen and T. B. Mackenzie and Lalit Bajaj},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={605-12}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We compare adverse events, efficacy, and length of sedation of intravenous (i.v.) versus intramuscular (i.m.) ketamine procedural sedation and analgesia for orthopedic procedures in the emergency department (ED). METHODS Pediatric patients receiving ketamine for orthopedic procedures were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, controlled trial in a children's hospital ED. All patients were initially randomized to receive ketamine either 1 mg/kg i.v. or 4 mg/kg i.m… CONTINUE READING