Efficacy of outpatient ketamine infusions in refractory chronic pain syndromes: a 5-year retrospective analysis.

@article{Patil2012EfficacyOO,
  title={Efficacy of outpatient ketamine infusions in refractory chronic pain syndromes: a 5-year retrospective analysis.},
  author={Sheetal K Patil and Magdalena Anitescu},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={263-9}
}
OBJECTIVE We evaluated whether outpatient intravenous ketamine infusions were satisfactory for pain relief in patients suffering from various chronic intractable pain syndromes. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING AND PATIENTS Following Institutional Review Board approval, we retrospectively analyzed our database for all ketamine infusions administered over 5 years from 2004 to 2009. OUTCOME MEASURES   Data reviewed included doses of intravenous ketamine, infusion duration, pain… CONTINUE READING