Ketamine sedation for pediatric gastroenterology procedures.

  title={Ketamine sedation for pediatric gastroenterology procedures.},
  author={Steven M Green and M. E. Pieterse Dr. P. M. ten Klooster and Tim Harris and Elizabeth Lea Lynch and Steven G Rothrock},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={32 1},
BACKGROUND Although the dissociative sedative ketamine is used commonly for pediatric procedural sedation in other settings, the safety of this agent in pediatric gastroenterology is not well-studied. A 5-year experience with ketamine sedation for pediatric gastroenterology procedures was reviewed to document the safety profile of this agent and to identify predictors of laryngospasm during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). METHODS The study was a retrospective consecutive case series of… CONTINUE READING
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