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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806222/transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-antagonists-prevent-anesthesia-induced-hypothermia-and-decrease-postincisional-opioid-dose-requirements-in-rodents
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Andras Garami, Mohab Ibrahim, Kerry Gilbraith, Rajesh Khanna, Eszter Pakai, Alexandra Miko, Erika Pinter, Andrej A Romanovsky, Frank Porreca, Amol M Patwardhan
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hypothermia and postoperative pain control are two important clinical challenges in anesthesiology. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 has been implicated both in thermoregulation and pain. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 antagonists were not advanced as analgesics in humans in part due to a side effect of hyperthermia. This study tested the hypothesis that a single, preincision injection of a transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 antagonist could prevent anesthesia-induced hypothermia and decrease the opioid requirement for postsurgical hypersensitivity...
August 14, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806176/evaluating-the-use-of-ketamine-for-pain-control-with-sickle-cell-crisis-in-pregnancy-a-report-of-2-cases
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Alexis C Gimovsky, Kate Fritton, Eugene Viscusi, Amanda Roman
Sickle cell crises occur frequently during pregnancy and are difficult to treat, even with high-dose opioids. Analgesia with ketamine has been suggested as an alternative, but its use during pregnancy is underreported. Two pregnant patients with uncontrolled sickle cell pain were treated with ketamine. Patient A reported no decrease in her pain, but her opioid requirements decreased. Patient B's pain resolved during ketamine administration. No serious maternal or neonatal adverse effects occurred. Ketamine may be considered as an adjunct analgesic in pregnant patients with sickle cell pain, although prospective clinical data are needed to fully assess its efficacy...
August 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802882/chronic-opioid-therapy-modifies-qst-changes-following-ketamine-infusion-in-chronic-pain-patients
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Dermot P Maher, Yi Zhang, Shihab Ahmed, Tina Doshi, Charlene Malarick, Kristin Stabach, Jianren Mao, Lucy Chen
The long-term effects of opioids on sensitization processes are believed to be mediated through the NDMA receptor. QST changes observed following a ketamine infusion have been previously described but the effect that chronic opioids will have is not known. The results of this prospective randomized factorial trial compared the thermal QST changes observed following a 0.05 mg/kg ketamine infusion or a saline placebo in chronic pain subjects who were either opioid-naïve or were chronically using opioids for chronic non-cancer pain are presented...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757824/effects-of-preincisional-analgesia-with-surgical-site-infiltration-of-ketamine-or-levobupivacaine-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-hysterectomy-under-general-anesthesia-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Nasr Mahmoud Abdallah, Atef Kamel Salama, Ahmed Mohamed Ellithy
CONTEXT: Postoperative pain management remains a cornerstone in patient's management to ensure a better quality of life. Preemptive analgesia is reported to inhibit the persistence of postoperative pain. AIMS: The aim of this study is to assess the analgesic effectiveness of preincisional infiltration of ketamine following elective abdominal hysterectomy as compared to levobupivacaine. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind study...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754288/involvement-of-nmda-receptors-in-the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-tramadol-in-the-mouse-forced-swimming-test
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Sattar Ostadhadi, Abbas Norouzi-Javidan, Mohsen Chamanara, Reyhaneh Akbarian, Muhammad Imran-Khan, Mehdi Ghasemi, Ahmad-Reza Dehpour
Tramadol is an analgesic agent that is mainly used to treat moderate to severe pain. There is evidence that tramadol may have antidepressant property. However, the mechanisms underlying the antidepressant effects of tramadol have not been elucidated yet. Considering that fact that N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor signaling may play an important role in the pathophysiology of depression, the aim of the present study was to investigate the role of NMDA receptor signaling in the possible antidepressant-like effects of tramadol in the mouse forced swimming test (mFST)...
July 25, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750729/-preparation-of-sedation-analgesia-procedures-in-spanish-paediatric-emergency-departments-a-descriptive-study
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Concepción Míguez, Niki Oikonomopoulou, Jorge Lorente, Paula Vázquez
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to describe the current practice regarding the preparation of the sedation-analgesia (SA) procedures performed in the paediatric emergency centres in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicentre, observational and prospective analytical study was carried out on the SA procedures that were performed on children under 18 years-old in 18 paediatric emergency departments between February 2015 and January 2016. RESULTS: A total of 658 SA procedures were registered in 18 hospitals of Spain, most of them to children older than 24 months...
July 24, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749602/clinical-pattern-and-prevalence-of-upper-gastrointestinal-toxicity-in-ketamine-abusers
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Shirley Yuk Wah Liu, Stephen Ka Kei Ng, Yuk Him Tam, Samuel Chi Hang Yee, Franco Pui Tak Lai, Cindy Yuek Lam Hong, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Enders Kwok Wai Ng, Chi Fai Ng
AIM: While evidence about ketamine-related urological and hepatobiliary injuries was emerging, evaluation about upper gastrointestinal toxicity from ketamine abuse was uncommon. This study aims to investigate the clinical pattern and prevalence of upper gastrointestinal symptoms in inhalational ketamine abusers. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study of 611 consecutive ketamine abusers who were seeking treatment for ketamine uropathy in a tertiary hospital setting between August 2008 and June 2016...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745577/advanced-cancer-pain-the-search-for-genetic-factors-correlated-with-interindividual-variability-in-opioid-requirement
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Maja Matic, Joost Lm Jongen, Laure Elens, Saskia N de Wildt, Dick Tibboel, Peter Ae Sillevis Smitt, Ron Hn van Schaik
AIM: To assess association between genetic variants and opioid requirement in cancer patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: A prospective observational trial of 243 advanced cancer patients with inadequate analgesia treated by the palliative care team was analyzed for ABCB1, ARRB2, COMT, GCH1, IL1RN, KCNJ6, OPRM1, RHBDF2, SCN9A and Stat6 polymorphisms. RESULTS: For patients carrying OPRM1 118AG/GG and COMT 472GG (Val158Val) or these genotypes alone, a significant higher median percentage dose increase was observed (95...
August 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743507/ketamine-for-pain-management-side-effects-potential-adverse-events
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Cheryl A Allen, Julius R Ivester
An old anesthetic agent, ketamine is finding new use in lower doses for analgesic purposes. There are concerns stemming from its potential side effects-specifically psychomimetic effects. These side effects are directly related to dose amount. The doses used for analgesic purposes are much lower than those used for anesthesia purposes. A literature review was performed to ascertain potential side effects and/or adverse events when using ketamine for analgesia purposes. The search included CINAHL, PubMed, and Ovid using the search terms "ketamine," "ketamine infusion," "pain," "adverse events," "practice guideline," and "randomized controlled trial...
July 22, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731926/history-of-anaesthesia-the-ketamine-story-past-present-and-future
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Georges Mion
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September 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728322/perioperative-hypertension-management-during-facelift-under-local-anesthesia-with-intravenous-hypnotics
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Ki Ho Chung, Myeong Soo Cho, Hoon Jin
Perioperative hypertension is a phenomenon in which a surgical patient's blood pressure temporarily increases throughout the preoperative and postoperative periods and remains high until the patient's condition stabilizes. This phenomenon requires immediate treatment not only because it is observed in a majority of patients who are not diagnosed with high blood pressure, but also because occurs in patients with underlying essential hypertension who show a sharp increase in their blood pressure. The most common complication following facelift surgery is hematoma, and the most critical risk factor that causes hematoma is elevated systolic blood pressure...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727180/why-was-a-local-anaesthetic-used-before-administering-intranasal-ketamine-for-paediatric-injuries
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Sabine Lemoine, Daniel Jost, Kilian Bertho, Jean Pierre Tourtier
We were very interested to read Scheier et al's brief report on the use of intranasal ketamine in their pediatric emergency department, specifically for pain and anxiety in children who had resisted venipuncture or intravenous placement (1). Intravenous access can be difficult for pre-hospital medical teams that are not specialised in paediatric care, namely when children complain of pain from, for example suspected fractures and burns. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713597/ketamine-use-for-successful-resolution-of-post-ercp-acute-pancreatitis-abdominal-pain
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Suneel M Agerwala, Divya Sundarapandiyan, Garret Weber
We report a case in which a patient with intractable pain secondary to post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) acute pancreatitis is successfully treated with a subanesthetic ketamine infusion. Shortly after ERCP, the patient reported severe stabbing epigastric pain. She exhibited voluntary guarding and tenderness without distension. Amylase and lipase levels were elevated. Pain persisted for hours despite hydromorphone PCA, hydromorphone boluses, fentanyl boluses, and postprocedure anxiolytics...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707454/interventions-for-postoperative-pain-in-children-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Krste Boric, Svjetlana Dosenovic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Marijan Batinic, Marija Cavar, Marjan Urlic, Nikolina Markovina, Livia Puljak
The aim of this study was to conduct an overview of systematic reviews that summarizes the results about efficacy and safety from randomized controlled trials involving the various strategies used for postoperative pain management in children. We searched the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL, Database of Reviews of Effect, Embase, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO from the earliest date to January 24, 2016. This overview included 45 systematic reviews that evaluated interventions for postoperative pain in children...
September 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700455/perioperative-ketamine-for-analgesia-in-spine-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Arif Pendi, Ryan Field, Saifal-Deen Farhan, Martin Eichler, Stacey Samuel Bederman
STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of perioperative supplemental ketamine to reduce postoperative opioid analgesic consumption following spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although low-dose supplemental ketamine has been known to reduce pain after surgery, there is conflicting evidence regarding whether ketamine can be effective to reduce opioid consumption following spine surgery...
July 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698351/subdissociative-intranasal-ketamine-plus-standard-pain-therapy-versus-standard-pain-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-paediatric-sickle-cell-disease-vaso-occlusive-crises-in-resource-limited-settings-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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James R Young, Hendry Robert Sawe, Juma A Mfinanga, Ernest Nshom, Ethan Helm, Charity G Moore, Michael S Runyon, Stacy L Reynolds
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric sickle cell disease, highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, carries great morbidity and mortality risk. Limited resources and monitoring make management of acute vaso-occlusive crises challenging. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of subdissociative intranasal ketamine as a cheap, readily available and easily administered adjunct to standard pain therapy. We hypothesise that subdissociative, intranasal ketamine may significantly augment current approaches to pain management in resource-limited settings in a safe and cost-effective manner...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691718/additive-and-antagonistic-antinociceptive-interactions-between-magnesium-sulfate-and-ketamine-in-the-rat-formalin-test
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Katarina Savić Vujović, Sonja Vučković, Dolika Vasović, Branislava Medić, Nick Knežević, Milica Prostran
Because ketamine and magnesium block NMDA receptor activation by distinct mechanisms of action, we hypothesized that in a model of inflammatory pain in rats the combination of ketamine and magnesium might be more effective than ketamine alone. Antinociceptive activity was assessed by the formalin test in male Wistar rats (200-250 g). Animals were injected with 100 μL of 2.5% formalin to the plantar surface of the right hind paw. Data were recorded as the total time spent in pain-related behavior after the injection of formalin or vehicle (0...
2017: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682950/baseline-morphine-consumption-may-explain-between-study-heterogeneity-in-meta-analyses-of-adjuvant-analgesics-and-improve-precision-and-accuracy-of-effect-estimates
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Brett Doleman, Alex J Sutton, Matthew Sherwin, Jonathan N Lund, John P Williams
BACKGROUND: Statistical heterogeneity can increase the uncertainty of results and reduce the quality of evidence derived from systematic reviews. At present, it is uncertain what the major factors are that account for heterogeneity in meta-analyses of analgesic adjuncts. Therefore, the aim of this review was to identify whether various covariates could explain statistical heterogeneity and use this to improve accuracy when reporting the efficacy of analgesics. METHODS: We searched for reviews using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
July 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682644/assessing-analgesia-equivalence-and-appetite-following-alfaxalone-or-ketamine-based-injectable-anesthesia-for-feline-castration-as-an-example-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery
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Tatum Armstrong, Marika C Wagner, Jagjit Cheema, Daniel Sj Pang
Objectives The primary study objective was to assess two injectable anesthetic protocols, given to facilitate castration surgery in cats, for equivalence in terms of postoperative analgesia. A secondary objective was to evaluate postoperative eating behavior. Methods Male cats presented to a local clinic were randomly assigned to receive either intramuscular ketamine (5 mg/kg, n = 26; KetHD) or alfaxalone (2 mg/kg, n = 24; AlfHD) in combination with dexmedetomidine (25 μg/kg) and hydromorphone (0.05 mg/kg)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673215/the-effect-of-a-perioperative-ketamine-infusion-on-the-incidence-of-chronic-postsurgical-pain-a-pilot-study
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P J Peyton, C Wu, T Jacobson, M Hogg, F Zia, K Leslie
Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a common and debilitating complication of major surgery. We undertook a pilot study at three hospitals to assess the feasibility of a proposed large multicentre placebo-controlled randomised trial of intravenous perioperative ketamine to reduce the incidence of CPSP. Ketamine, 0.5 mg/kg pre-incision, 0.25 mg/kg/hour intraoperatively and 0.1 mg/kg/hour for 24 hours, or placebo, was administered to 80 patients, recruited over a 15-month period, undergoing abdominal or thoracic surgery under general anaesthesia...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
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