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Analgesia and Sedation

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By MD Aware Emergency Medicine
Francesca L Beaudoin, Charlie Lin, Wentao Guan, Roland C Merchant
OBJECTIVES: Low-dose ketamine has been used perioperatively for pain control and may be a useful adjunct to intravenous (IV) opioids in the control of acute pain in the emergency department (ED). The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of low-dose ketamine as an adjunct to morphine versus standard care with morphine alone for the treatment of acute moderate to severe pain among ED patients. METHODS: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial with three study groups was conducted at a large, urban academic ED over a 10-month period...
November 2014: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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