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By Chad Cannon Icu pharmacist St. Vincent's Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27139887/the-future-of-intensive-care-unit-sedation-a-report-of-continuous-infusion-ketamine-as-an-alternative-sedative-agent
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Scott T Benken, Alexandra Goncharenko
This report describes a patient case utilizing a nontraditional sedative, continuous infusion ketamine, as an alternative agent for intensive care unit (ICU) sedation. A 27-year-old female presented for neurosurgical management of a coup contrecoup injury, left temporal fracture, epidural hemorrhage (EDH), and temporal contusion leading to sustained mechanical ventilation. The patient experienced profound agitation during mechanical ventilation and developed adverse effects with all traditional sedatives: benzodiazepines, dexmedetomidine, opioids, and propofol...
May 2, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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