Low-dose Intravenous Ketamine for Postcardiac Surgery Pain: Effect on Opioid Consumption and the Incidence of Chronic Pain

@inproceedings{Cogan2017LowdoseIK,
  title={Low-dose Intravenous Ketamine for Postcardiac Surgery Pain: Effect on Opioid Consumption and the Incidence of Chronic Pain},
  author={Jennifer Cogan and Genevi{\`e}ve Comeau Lalumi{\`e}re and Grisell Vargas-Schaffer and Alain Deschamps and Zeynep Yegin},
  booktitle={Annals of cardiac anaesthesia},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Recent meta-analyses have concluded that low-dose intravenous ketamine infusions (LDKIs) during the postoperative period may help to decrease acute and chronic postoperative pain after major surgery. AIMS This study aims to evaluate the level of pain at least 3 months after surgery for patients treated with a postoperative LDKI versus patients who were not treated with a postoperative LDKI. METHODS Administrative and Ethics Board approval were obtained for this study. We… CONTINUE READING

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