Low-dose ketamine improves pain relief in patients receiving intravenous opioids for acute pain in the emergency department: results of a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial.

@article{Beaudoin2014LowdoseKI,
  title={Low-dose ketamine improves pain relief in patients receiving intravenous opioids for acute pain in the emergency department: results of a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial.},
  author={Francesca L Beaudoin and Charlie Lin and Wentao Guan and Roland C Merchant},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1193-202}
}
OBJECTIVES Low-dose ketamine has been used perioperatively for pain control and may be a useful adjunct to intravenous (IV) opioids in the control of acute pain in the emergency department (ED). The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of low-dose ketamine as an adjunct to morphine versus standard care with morphine alone for the treatment of acute moderate to severe pain among ED patients. METHODS A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial with three study groups… CONTINUE READING
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