The use of subdissociative-dose ketamine for acute pain in the emergency department.

@article{Sin2015TheUO,
  title={The use of subdissociative-dose ketamine for acute pain in the emergency department.},
  author={Billy Sin and Theologia Ternas and Sergey M. Motov},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          251-7
        }
}
  • B. Sin, Theologia Ternas, S. Motov
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Medicine
  • Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
OBJECTIVES Ketamine is a well-known anesthetic with its use trailing back to the 1960s. It has antagonistic effects at the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor. There is emerging literature to suggest the use of subdissociative-dose ketamine (SDDK) for pain reduction. This evidence-based review evaluates the evidence regarding the use of SDDK for acute pain control in the emergency department (ED). METHODS The MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that… 
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