Subanaesthetic ketamine spares postoperative morphine and controls pain better than standard morphine does alone in orthopaedic-oncological patients.

@article{Kollender2008SubanaestheticKS,
  title={Subanaesthetic ketamine spares postoperative morphine and controls pain better than standard morphine does alone in orthopaedic-oncological patients.},
  author={Yehuda Kollender and Jacob Bickels and Daniel Stocki and Nissim Maruoani and Shoshana Chazan and Alexander Nirkin and Isaac Meller and Avi A. Weinbroum},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={954-62}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative pain in patients with bone and soft tissue cancer is different from that of other surgical patients due to the severity of the pain generated during surgery and because many of them have already been in pain preoperatively. The search for optimal intravenous pharmacologic management for this population is an ongoing one. We… CONTINUE READING