A randomized, controlled trial of a clinical pharmacist intervention in microdiscectomy surgery - Low dose intravenous ketamine as an adjunct to standard therapy.

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AIM The hypothesis that postoperative pain would be reduced by using 1 μg/kg/min of ketamine, both intra- and post-operatively, for lumbar microdiscectomy surgery was assessed by measuring morphine consumption. Patient side effects were reported. METHODS Forty-five patients undergoing microdiscectomy surgery were randomized under double-blind conditions… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsps.2012.08.002

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@article{Hadi2013ARC, title={A randomized, controlled trial of a clinical pharmacist intervention in microdiscectomy surgery - Low dose intravenous ketamine as an adjunct to standard therapy.}, author={Bushra Abdul Hadi and Rafat Daas and Rom{\'a}na Zelk{\'o}}, journal={Saudi pharmaceutical journal : SPJ : the official publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society}, year={2013}, volume={21 2}, pages={169-75} }