Efficacy and Safety of Oral Ketamine Premedication in Children Undergoing Day Case Surgery.

@article{Oyedepo2016EfficacyAS,
  title={Efficacy and Safety of Oral Ketamine Premedication in Children Undergoing Day Case Surgery.},
  author={Olanrewaju Olubukola Oyedepo and Abdulrasheed A. Nasir and Lukman Olajide Abdur-Rahman and I. K. Kolawole and B. O. Bolaji and O. A. Ige},
  journal={Journal of the West African College of Surgeons},
  year={2016},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={1-15}
}
BACKGROUND Oral premedication for paediatric age group is an uncommon practice amongst anaesthetists in Nigeria. Both parents and the child suffer some form of emotional or psychological distress. AIM To determine the efficacy and safety of oral formulated ketamine for premedication in children scheduled for ambulatory surgeries. METHODS Seventy three children aged 1 - 6 years with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I-II were prospectively studied. They were… CONTINUE READING