Ketamine for chronic noncancer pain: concerns regarding toxicity

@article{Bell2012KetamineFC,
  title={Ketamine for chronic noncancer pain: concerns regarding toxicity},
  author={Rae F Bell},
  journal={Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={183–187}
}
  • R. Bell
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
Purpose of reviewKetamine misuse and abuse is on the increase. This review focuses on recent studies on ketamine toxicity in recreational users and possible implications for the use of ketamine in chronic pain therapy. Recent findingsUrological toxicity, hepatotoxicity and cognitive deficits are all reported as adverse effects of the recreational use of ketamine. Urological toxicity and hepatotoxicity have been reported as adverse effects of ketamine in pain therapy. SummaryThese findings may… 
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