Perioperative ketamine for acute postoperative analgesia: the Mayo Clinic-Florida experience.

@article{Porter2015PerioperativeKF,
  title={Perioperative ketamine for acute postoperative analgesia: the Mayo Clinic-Florida experience.},
  author={Steven B Porter and Robert L Mcclain and Bonnie L. Howe and Albert E Ardon and Laura S Mazer and Brittany M Knestrick and Anna M Clendenen},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={189-95}
}
Many common elective surgeries are associated with moderate-to-severe postoperative pain. These common surgeries include total knee and total hip arthroplasty, thoracotomy, and multilevel lumbar spine surgery. Unfortunately, many patients requiring these surgeries are already in moderate-to-severe pain, necessitating high doses of oral or transdermal… CONTINUE READING