Adjunct continuous intravenous ketamine infusion for postoperative pain relief following posterior spinal instrumentation for correction of scoliosis: a case report.

Abstract

Providing effective analgesia is challenging for correction of idiopathic scoliosis, as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and epidural anesthesia are controversial and large-dose opioids can cause significant side effects. Perioperative adjuvant low-dose ketamine has been shown to provide good supplementary analgesia as well as to potentially spare… (More)

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@article{Tsui2007AdjunctCI, title={Adjunct continuous intravenous ketamine infusion for postoperative pain relief following posterior spinal instrumentation for correction of scoliosis: a case report.}, author={Ban C H Tsui and Alese M Wagner and James K. Mahood and Marc J. Moreau}, journal={Paediatric anaesthesia}, year={2007}, volume={17 4}, pages={383-6} }