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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335074/trends-in-narcotics-and-sedative-use-during-mechanical-ventilation-of-preterm-infants-in-canadian-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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OBJECTIVE: Mechanical ventilation (MV) in preterm infants (PTI) causes discomfort. Whether it causes pain is controversial. Meta analysis reviews of published work on PTI during MV have shown no clinically significant impact of opioids on pain scales, and hence not recommended for routine use in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Similarly regular use of sedative midazolam is also not recommended. Therefore we hypothesized a downward trend in narcotics and sedatives used in MV of PTI in NICUs...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287863/demonstration-of-analgesic-effect-of-intranasal-ketamine-and-intranasal-fentanyl-for-postoperative-pain-after-pediatric-tonsillectomy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Alper Yenigun, Sinan Yilmaz, Remzi Dogan, Seda Sezen Goktas, Muhittin Calim, Orhan Ozturan
OBJECTIVE: Tonsillectomy is one of the oldest and most commonly performed surgical procedure in otolaryngology. Postoperative pain management is still an unsolved problem. In this study, our aim is to demonstrate the efficacy of intranasal ketamine and intranasal fentanyl for postoperative pain relief after tonsillectomy in children. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This randomized-controlled study was conducted to evaluate the effects of intranasal ketamine and intranasal fentanyl in children undergoing tonsillectomy...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285407/designing-a-pain-management-protocol-for-craniotomy-a-narrative-review-and-consideration-of-promising-practices
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REVIEW
Susana Vacas, Barbara Van de Wiele
Background: Craniotomy is a relatively common surgical procedure with a high incidence of postoperative pain. Development of standardized pain management and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are necessary and crucial to optimize outcomes and patient satisfaction and reduce health care costs. Methods: This work is based upon a literature search of published manuscripts (between 1996 and 2017) from Pubmed, Cochrane Central Register, and Google Scholar...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284833/preemptive-epidural-analgesia-for-postoperative-pain-relief-revisited-comparison-of-combination-of-buprenorphine-and-neostigmine-with-combination-of-buprenorphine-and-ketamine-in-lower-abdominal-surgeries-a-double-blind-randomized-trial
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Sanjay Choubey, Raj Bahadur Singh
Context: Postoperative pain relief provides subjective comfort to patient in addition to blunting of autonomic and somatic reflex responses to pain, subsequently enhancing restoration of function by allowing the patient to breathe, cough, and move easily. Aims: The aim is to evaluate and compare the effects of neostigmine + buprenorphine and ketamine + buprenorphine for preemptive epidural analgesia for postoperative pain relief in patients undergoing abdominal surgeries under general anesthesia (GA)...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279832/the-comparison-of-preventive-analgesic-effects-of-ketamine-paracetamol-and-magnesium-sulfate-on-postoperative-pain-control-in-patients-undergoing-lower-limb-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Seyed Morteza Heydari, Seyed Jalal Hashemi, Shahpour Pourali
Background: In considering the importance of postoperative pain management and its consequences on its related secondary outcomes including nausea, vomiting, and operation-related complications, we aimed to compare the effectiveness of the three analgesic agents including ketamine, paracetamol, and magnesium sulfate for postoperative pain relief and associated consequences in this trial. Materials and Methods: In this double-blinded randomized control clinical trial, patients scheduled for elective lower extremity orthopedic surgery under general anesthesia were enrolled and randomized into four groups for receiving intravenous ketamine (0...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275803/publication-based-academic-interest-in-drugs-and-techniques-for-treatment-of-postoperative-pain-1975-2015
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Darin J Correll, Igor Kissin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine how drugs and their administration techniques, introduced over the past 40 years and still popular now, influenced publication-based academic interest in the treatment of postoperative pain. METHODS: Specific scientometric indices-popularity index (PI), top journal selectivity index (TJSI), and index of change (IC)-were used. Of the 61 terms searched, only those that had a PI value ≥1.0 during the 2011-2015 period were selected...
October 2017: Journal of Anesthesia History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275607/-effect-of-perioperative-multi-day-low-dose-ketamine-infusion-on-prevention-of-postmastectomy-pain-syndrome
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Q B Lou, K Nan, F F Xiang, X Z Chen, W S Zhu, X T Zhang, J Li
Objective: To investigate the effects of multi-day low dose ketamine infusion for postmastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) after breast cancer surgery. Methods: This study was a prospective randomized controlled trial. From June 2015 to May 2016 in Affiliated Yiwu Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, 66 patients with breast cancer surgery were randomly divided into control group (group C) and ketamine group (group K). Patients in group K were infused with 0.5 mg/kg of ketamine mixed in 250 ml of 0.9% normal saline in 1 h daily for 7 days...
December 12, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261225/in-vitro-validation-of-mirna-mediated-gene-expression-linked-to-drug-metabolism
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Botros B Shenoda, Sujay Ramanathan, Seena K Ajit
Pharmacogenomic approaches used to investigate how genes affect drug responses are critical for designing personalized therapies aimed at maximizing efficacy and minimizing adverse effects. Drug efficacy is often dependent on the sequence and expression levels of drug target genes or those involved in the metabolism and transport of the therapeutic agent. Expression of these genes, in turn, is negatively regulated by small noncoding miRNAs. The levels of miRNAs in bodily fluids have been studied extensively as potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers...
December 20, 2017: Current Protocols in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247851/the-involvement-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-the-peripheral-antinociceptive-action-of-ketamine
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Renata C M Ferreira, Marina G M Castor, Fabiana Piscitelli, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Igor D G Duarte, Thiago R L Romero
Ketamine has been widely used as an analgesic and produces dissociative anesthetic effects. The antinociceptive effects of ketamine have been studied, but the involvement of endocannabinoids in these effects has not yet been investigated. In this study, we evaluated the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the peripheral antinociceptive effects induced by ketamine. All drugs were administered via the intraplantar route. To induce hyperalgesia, rat paws were injected with prostaglandin E2 (PGE2, 2 µg/paw)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240318/ketamine-in-the-treatment-of-acute-pain
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REVIEW
Elina Brinck, Vesa Kontinen
Ketamine is an old anesthetic agent that relieves pain by reducing central sensitization in the central nervous system. This is advantageous for patients suffering from severe pain prior to surgery or are using a strong opioid. The S enantiomer of ketamine used for anesthesia is more powerful than racemic ketamine. The ideal dose of ketamine for pain relief is not yet known, and its adverse effects on the central nervous system, including hallucinations, sedation, and diplopia have limited its use in pain management...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240029/thiamylal-plus-pentazocine-shows-similar-efficacy-as-ketamine-plus-midazolam-for-painful-procedures-in-children-with-leukemia
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Shunsuke Nakagawa, Yasuhiro Okamoto, Yuichi Kodama, Takuro Nishikawa, Takayuki Tanabe, Yoshifumi Kawano
This retrospective study compared the use of thiamylal plus pentazocine (TP) to ketamine plus midazolam (KM) in children with leukemia who were undergoing bone marrow aspiration and/or intrathecal chemotherapy. A total of 268 procedures in 35 children with leukemia were retrospectively analyzed for efficacy and adverse events. All procedures were successfully completed without severe adverse events. TP induced significantly faster sedation. The incidents of desaturation were significantly greater in the TP group, but were transient and recovered by oxygen supplementation alone...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239974/additive-and-subadditive-antiallodynic-interactions-between-%C3%AE-opioid-agonists-and-n-methyl-d-aspartate-antagonists-in-male-rhesus-monkeys
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Jeremy C Cornelissen, Floyd F Steele, Kenner C Rice, Katherine L Nicholson, Matthew L Banks
μ-Opioid agonists are clinically effective analgesics, but also produce undesirable effects such as sedation and abuse potential that limit their clinical utility. Glutamatergic systems also modulate nociception and N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists have been proposed as one useful adjunct to enhance the therapeutic effects and/or attenuate the undesirable effects of μ-opioid agonists. Whether NMDA antagonists enhance the antiallodynic effects of μ-agonists in preclinical models of thermal hypersensitivity (i...
December 12, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229229/is-low-dose-ketamine-an-effective-alternative-to-opioids-for-the-treatment-of-acute-pain-in-the-emergency-department
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EDITORIAL
Michael Gottlieb, Kelly W Ryan, Christine Binkley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229209/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-dose-escalation-study-investigation-of-the-safety-pharmacokinetics-and-antihyperalgesic-activity-of-l-4-chlorokynurenine-in-healthy-volunteers
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Mark Wallace, Alexander White, Kathy A Grako, Randal Lane, Allen Jo Cato, H Ralph Snodgrass
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Neuropathic pain is a significant medical problem needing more effective treatments with fewer side effects. Overactive glutamatergic transmission via N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are known to play a role in central sensitization and neuropathic pain. Although ketamine, a NMDAR channel-blocking antagonist, is often used for neuropathic pain, its side-effect profile and abusive potential has prompted the search for a safer effective oral analgesic. A novel oral prodrug, AV-101 (l-4 chlorokynurenine), which, in the brain, is converted into one of the most potent and selective GlyB site antagonists of the NMDAR, has been demonstrated to be active in animal models of neuropathic pain...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229039/analgesia-in-patients-with-trauma-in-emergency-medicine
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David Häske, Bernd W Böttiger, Bertil Bouillon, Matthias Fischer, Gernot Gaier, Bernhard Gliwitzky, Matthias Helm, Peter Hilbert-Carius, Björn Hossfeld, Christoph Meisner, Benjamin Schempf, Arasch Wafaisade, Michael Bernhard
BACKGROUND: Suitable analgesic drugs and techniques are needed for the acute care of the approximately 18 200-18 400 seriously injured patients in Germany each year. METHODS: This systematic review and meta-analysis of analgesia in trauma patients was carried out on the basis of randomized, controlled trials and observational studies. A systematic search of the literature over the 10-year period ending in February 2016 was carried out in the PubMed, Google Scholar, and Springer Link Library databases...
November 17, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225640/anesthetic-efficacy-of-articaine-and-ketamine-for-inferior-alveolar-nerve-block-in-symptomatic-irreversible-pulpitis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-study
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Vahid Sakhaeimanesh, Saber Khazaei, Naser Kaviani, Masoud Saatchi, Maryam Shafiei, Abbasali Khademi
Introduction: The aim of this prospective, randomized, double-blind study was to investigate the effect of articaine combined with ketamine on the success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) in posterior mandible teeth with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. Methods and Materials: Forty two adult patients with diagnosis of symptomatic irreversible pulpitis of a mandibular posterior tooth were selected. The patients received two cartridges of either containing 3...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199810/ketamine-as-treatment-for-depression
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REVIEW
Tero Taiminen
Ketamine infusions administered intravenously 1 to 3 times per week are the quickest and most effective treatment for depression. Short-course ketamine medication is established treatment both for unipolar depression and depressive episodes of bipolar affective disorder. Ketamine is suitable for initiating the treatment for treatment-resistant depression, alleviation of suicidal tendencies, and treatment of depressive patients suffering from simultaneous pain. The safety of prolonged treatment with ketamine is not known to sufficient degree...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184740/can-friedberg-s-triad-solve-persistent-anesthesia-problems-over-medication-pain-management-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting
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Barry L Friedberg
Friedberg's Triad is (1) measure the brain; (2) preempt the pain; (3) emetic drugs abstain. Persistent anesthesia problems include over- and under-medication, postoperative pain management, and postoperative nausea and vomiting. Inspired by Vinnik's diazepam-ketamine paradigm, Friedberg's propofol ketamine paradigm was first published in 1993. The 1997 addition of the bispectral (BIS) index brain monitor made the propofol ketamine paradigm numerically reproducible. The 1998 addition of the frontalis electromyogram (EMG) as a secondary trend to the BIS transformed the time-delayed BIS monitor into a real-time, extremely useful device...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178663/ketamine-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-a-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#19
REVIEW
D Michelet, C Brasher, A-L Horlin, M Bellon, F Julien-Marsollier, T Vacher, S Pontone, S Dahmani
BACKGROUND: Ketamine has been suggested to be efficient in relieving chronic pain. However, there is inconsistency across studies investigating the effect of ketamine for chronic pain management. We aimed to perform a meta-analysis in order to assess the efficacy of this compound during chronic non-cancer pain conditions. METHODS: The study consisted in a meta-analysis of clinical trials comparing ketamine to a placebo during chronic non-cancer pain. The primary endpoint of this study was pain relief 4 weeks after the beginning of treatment...
November 26, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175493/efficiency-and-safety-of-ketamine-for-pain-relief-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-meta-analysis-from-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jiang Zhu, Hong Xie, Lingwei Zhang, Liuhui Chang, Peimin Chen
OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aims to evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous infusion of ketamine for pain control after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). METHODS: A systematic search was performed in PubMed (1966-2017.08), Medline (1966-2017.08), Embase (1980-2017.08), ScienceDirect (1985-2017.08) and the Cochrane Library. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included. Meta-analysis was performed using Stata 11.0 software. RESULTS: A total of six RCTs were retrieved involving 294 patients...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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