The influence of timing of systemic ketamine administration on postoperative morphine consumption.

@article{Bilgin2005TheIO,
  title={The influence of timing of systemic ketamine administration on postoperative morphine consumption.},
  author={H{\"u}lya Bilgin and Berin Ozcan and Tufan Bilgin and Beklen Kerimoğlu and Nesimi Uçkunkaya and Abit Toker and Tijen Alev and Selcan Osma},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={592-7}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of timing of systemic ketamine administration on postoperative morphine consumption. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. SETTING Operating rooms, postanesthesia care unit, and gynecology service of a university hospital. PATIENTS Forty-five patients undergoing laparotomy for benign gynecologic pathologies were randomized into 3 groups. INTERVENTIONS In Group 1, before surgical incision, patients received 0.5 mg/kg ketamine IV, followed by… CONTINUE READING