Ketamine in adult emergency medicine: controversies and recent advances.

@article{Sih2011KetamineIA,
  title={Ketamine in adult emergency medicine: controversies and recent advances.},
  author={Kendra Sih and Samuel George Campbell and John M. Tallon and Kirk Magee and Peter J Zed},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={1525-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the evidence for the use of ketamine in adult emergency medicine for procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) and rapid sequence intubation (RSI), as well as to focus on the issues of recovery agitation, combination with propofol for PSA, and the use of ketamine as an induction agent in patients with acute head injury in need of definitive airway management. DATA SOURCES PubMed (1949-July 2011), EMBASE (1980-July 2011), Google Scholar (to July 2011), International… CONTINUE READING
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