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Ketamine for pain

Depinder Kaur, Saurabh Anand
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of caudal bupivacaine plus ketamine on postoperative pain in children. AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy and safety of caudal block with mixture of bupivacaine and ketamine to bupivacaine alone for postoperative analgesia in pediatric patients undergoing infraumbilical surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A prospective randomized study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Data were collected; mean value and standard deviation were computed for age, weight, duration of surgery, and duration of analgesia...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Maria Jenelyn M Alviar, Tom Hale, Monalisa Dungca
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 12, 2011. Phantom limb pain (PLP) is pain that arises in the missing limb after amputation and can be severe, intractable, and disabling. Various medications have been studied in the treatment of phantom pain. There is currently uncertainty in the optimal pharmacologic management of PLP. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to summarise the evidence of effectiveness of pharmacologic interventions in treating PLP...
October 14, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Mohammad Reza Khajavi, Seyed Mehdi Sabouri, Reza Shariat Moharari, Pejman Pourfakhr, Atabak Najafi, Farhad Etezadi, Farsad Imani
BACKGROUND: Opioids are generally the preferred analgesic agents during the early postoperative period. OBJECTIVES: The present study was designed to assess and compare the multimodal analgesic effects of ketamine and tramadol in combination with intravenous acetaminophen after renal surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized, double-blinded, clinical trial was conducted on 80 consecutive patients undergoing various types of kidney surgeries in Sina hospital in Tehran in 2014 - 2016...
July 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
Sung Kwan Choi, Myung Ha Yoon, Jung Il Choi, Woong Mo Kim, Bong Ha Heo, Keun Seok Park, Ji A Song
BACKGROUND: Although intraoperative opioids provide more comfortable anesthesia and reduce the use of postoperative analgesics, it may cause opioid induced hyperalgesia (OIH). OIH is an increased pain response to opioids and it may be associated with N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. This study aimed to determine whether intraoperative nefopam or ketamine, known being related on NMDA receptor, affects postoperative pain and OIH after continuous infusion of intraoperative remifentanil...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Tony Chung Tung Lo, Stephen Tung Yeung, Sujin Lee, Kira Skavinski, Solomon Liao
OBJECTIVE: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome frequently causes acute and chronic pain because of joint subluxations and dislocations secondary to hypermobility. Current treatments for pain related to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and central pain syndrome are inadequate. This case report discusses the therapeutic use of ketamine intravenous infusion as an alternative. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old Caucasian female with a history of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and spinal cord ischemic myelopathy resulting in central pain syndrome, presented with severe generalized body pain refractory to multiple pharmacological interventions...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
Sergey Motov, Steven Rosenbaum, Gary M Vilke, Yuko Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Whether acute or chronic, emergency physicians frequently encounter patients reporting pain. It is the responsibility of the emergency physician to assess and evaluate, and if appropriate, safely and effectively reduce pain. Recently, analgesics other than opioids are being considered in an effort to provide safe alternatives for pain management in the emergency department (ED). Opioids have significant adverse effects such as respiratory depression, hypotension, and sedation, to say nothing of their potential for abuse...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ahmed H Othman, Ahmad M Abd El-Rahman, Fatma El Sherif
BACKGROUND: Breast surgery is an exceedingly common procedure with an increased incidence of acute and chronic pain. Pectoral nerve block is a novel peripheral nerve block alternative to neuro-axial and paravertebral blocks for ambulatory breast surgeries. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the analgesic efficacy and safety of modified Pecs block with ketamine plus bupivacaine versus bupivacaine in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind, prospective study...
September 2016: Pain Physician
Brighton A Loveday, Jill Sindt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology
Reza Shariat Moharari, Ali Valizade, Atabak Najafi, Farhad Etezadi, Seyed Reza Hosseini, Patricia Khashayar, Mohammad Reza Khajavi, Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh
BACKGROUND: Recently, the use of ketamine as a systemic and local analgesic drug in reducing post-operative pain is studied more frequently. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to assess the analgesic efficacy of IV ketamine injection inaddition to nephrostomy tract infiltration of ketamine-bupivacaine on postoperative pain relief after tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 100), with renal stone who were candidates for PCNL were randomized to five groups with 20 cases in each: Group C, 10 mL of saline solution was infiltrated into the nephrostomy tract; Group B, 10 mL of 0...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
Saul Martinez, Sherrin Alexander
The objective of this systematic review is to determine if adding low-dose ketamine to a morphine patient-controlled analgesic pump will have an impact on the total consumption of morphine during the first 72 hours postoperative in patients over the age of 15 undergoing surgery involving thoracotomy. In addition, secondary outcomes assessing the impact on pain, nausea and vomiting will be evaluated for any alteration with ketamine co-administration.
August 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Daphnée Michelet, Juliette Andreu-Gallien, Alia Skhiri, Arnaud Bonnard, Yves Nivoche, Souhayl Dahmani
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Laparoscopic pediatric surgery allows a rapid postoperative rehabilitation and hospital discharge. However, the optimal postoperative pain management preserving advantages of this surgical technique remains to be determined. This study aimed to identify factors affecting the postoperative recovery of bowel function after laparoscopic surgery in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of factors affecting recovery of bowel function in children and infants undergoing laparoscopic surgery between January 1, 2009 and September 30, 2009, was performed...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Nalini Vadivelu, Erika Schermer, Vijay Kodumudi, Kumar Belani, Richard D Urman, Alan David Kaye
Ketamine an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor blocking agent and a dissociative anesthetic with neurostimulatory side effects. In recent years, multiple research trials as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses suggest the usefulness of ketamine as a strong analgesic used in subanesthetic intravenous doses, and also as a sedative. In addition, ketamine was noted to possess properties of anti-tolerance, anti-hyperalgesia and anti-allodynia most likely secondary to inhibition of the NMDA receptors. Tolerance, hyperalgesia and allodynia phenomena are the main components of opioid resistance, and pathological pain is often seen in the clinical conditions involving neuropathic pain, opioid-induced hyperalgesia, and central sensitization with allodynia or hyperalgesia...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Stephanie D Nichols, Maya Bulman, Annya Tisher, John J Campbell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Psychosomatics
Ubedullah Kaka, Bullo Saifullah, Adamu Abdul Abubakar, Yong Meng Goh, Sharida Fakurazi, Asmatullah Kaka, Atique Ahmed Behan, Mahdi Ebrahimi, Hui Cheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Central sensitization is a potential severe consequence of invasive surgical procedures. It results in postoperative and potentially chronic pain enhancement. It results in postoperative pain enhancement; clinically manifested as hyperalgesia and allodynia. N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor plays a crucial role in the mechanism of central sensitisation. Ketamine is most commonly used NMDA-antagonist in human and veterinary practice. However, the antinociceptive serum concentration of ketamine is not yet properly established in dogs...
September 9, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
Stacy L Reynolds, Jonathan R Studnek, Kathleen Bryant, Kelly VanderHave, Eric Grossman, Charity G Moore, James Young, Melanie Hogg, Michael S Runyon
INTRODUCTION: Fentanyl is the most widely studied intranasal (IN) analgesic in children. IN subdissociative (INSD) ketamine may offer a safe and efficacious alternative to IN fentanyl and may decrease overall opioid use during the emergency department (ED) stay. This study examines the feasibility of a larger, multicentre clinical trial comparing the safety and efficacy of INSD ketamine to IN fentanyl and the potential role for INSD ketamine in reducing total opioid medication usage. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This double-blind, randomised controlled, pilot trial will compare INSD ketamine (1 mg/kg) to IN fentanyl (1...
2016: BMJ Open
Rachel Myers, Jeanette Lozenski, Matthew Wyatt, Maria Peña, Kayla Northrop, Dhaval Bhavsar, Anthony Kovac
Pain and sedation management for patients undergoing burn dressing change can be challenging. Variations appear to exist in the selection of medications before and during burn dressing change. To determine if institutional variations exist in pain and sedation management for burn dressing change, an online survey was sent to ABA Burn Center nurses and physicians. Three hundred seventy-eight anonymous responses were received from nurses (72%), nurse practitioners (10%), and physicians (18%). Burn centers had adult (22%), pediatric (12%), or pediatric and adult (66%) patients...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Lauren K Dunn, Bhiken I Naik, Edward C Nemergut, Marcel E Durieux
Craniotomy pain may be severe and is often undertreated. Pain management following craniotomy is a balancing act of achieving adequate analgesia but avoiding sedation, respiratory depression, hypercapnia, nausea and vomiting, and hypertension. Opioids are a first-line analgesic therapy; however, concern that opioid-related adverse effects (sedation, respiratory depression) may interfere with neurologic assessment and increase intracranial pressure has limited use of these drugs for intracranial surgery. Non-opioid analgesics avoid these effects and may be useful as part of a multimodal regimen for post-craniotomy pain...
October 2016: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Arnaud Steyaert, Patrice Forget, Virginie Dubois, Patricia Lavand'homme, Marc De Kock
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate if the anesthetic/analgesic regimen is associated with the risk of reporting long-term chronic postmastectomy pain (CPMP). DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey SETTING: Academic hospital PATIENTS: A total of 267 women having undergone mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection between 2003 and 2008 INTERVENTIONS: All patients were contacted between October and December 2012, with a questionnaire asking for persistent pain after surgery and its characteristics...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Gloria S Cheng, Brian M Ilfeld
OBJECTIVE: To review the published evidence regarding perioperative analgesic techniques for breast cancer-related surgery. DESIGN: Topical review. METHODS: Randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) were selected for inclusion in the review. Also included were large prospective series providing estimates of potential risks and technical reports and small case series demonstrating a new technique or approaches of interest to clinicians. RESULTS: A total of 514 abstracts were reviewed, with 284 studies meeting criteria for full review...
August 22, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Ashley K Losing, Justin M Jones, Adis Keric, Steven E Briggs, David D Leedahl
Ketamine is a promising alternative agent for pain control that offers benefit to traditional strategies, particularly in the setting of rib fracture. Current pharmacologic therapies have clear adverse effects, and other options may be invasive, cost prohibitive, or marginally effective. We describe three consecutive patients with traumatic injuries including rib fracture for which a ketamine infusion was utilized as part of their pain control strategy.  For each patient, use of a ketamine infusion trended toward reduced opioid requirements with stable pain scores...
July 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
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