Ketamine as an adjunct to fentanyl improves postoperative analgesia and hastens discharge in children following tonsillectomy - a prospective, double-blinded, randomized study.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE   To evaluate the effect of ketamine, as an adjunct to fentanyl, on postoperative analgesia and duration of Postoperative Care Unit (PACU) stay, in children undergoing tonsillectomy. BACKGROUND   Ketamine, as an N-methyl-d-aspartate antagonist, has been recognized to have an opioid sparing effect. In addition, it does not depress respiration or… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2011.03604.x

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