Predictors of airway and respiratory adverse events with ketamine sedation in the emergency department: an individual-patient data meta-analysis of 8,282 children.

@article{Green2009PredictorsOA,
  title={Predictors of airway and respiratory adverse events with ketamine sedation in the emergency department: an individual-patient data meta-analysis of 8,282 children.},
  author={Steven M. Green and Mark G. Roback and Baruch Krauss and Lance A Brown and Ray G McGlone and Dewesh Agrawal and Michele R McKee and Markus Weiss and Raymond D. Pitetti and Mark A. Hostetler and Joe E Wathen and Greg Treston and Barbara M Garc{\'i}a Pe{\~n}a and Andreas Ch Gerber and Joseph D Losek},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={158-68.e1-4}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Although ketamine is one of the most commonly used sedatives to facilitate painful procedures for children in the emergency department (ED), existing studies have not been large enough to identify clinical factors that are predictive of uncommon airway and respiratory adverse events. METHODS We pooled individual-patient data from 32 ED studies and performed multiple logistic regressions to determine which clinical variables would predict airway and respiratory adverse events… CONTINUE READING