The efficacy of intravenous or peritonsillar infiltration of ketamine for postoperative pain relief in children following adenotonsillectomy.

@article{Dal2007TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of intravenous or peritonsillar infiltration of ketamine for postoperative pain relief in children following adenotonsillectomy.},
  author={Didem Dal and Nalan Çelebi and Elvan Gaye Elvan and Varol Çeliker and Ulku Aypar},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={263-9}
}
BACKGROUND A few previous studies have suggested the efficacy of i.v. ketamine for postoperative pain relief in children after adenotonsillectomy, but none has investigated the efficacy of peritonsillar infiltration of ketamine in these children. METHODS This randomized, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effects of peritonsillar infiltration of ketamine in children undergoing adenotonsillectomy. Ninety ASA I-II children were randomized three groups of 30 each. Group I received: 2 ml i.v… CONTINUE READING

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