Friday, May 13, 2016

Low-Dose Ketamine Infusion Appears Safe Even Without Continuous Hemodynamic Monitoring

New York—Are low-dose ketamine infusions for analgesia safe for patients who are not in a setting with continuous monitoring? The answer is yes, according to a small retrospective study.
Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey M. Carness, MD, and his colleagues at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, in Virginia, have long recognized the efficacy of ketamine in subanesthetic doses within their practice, despite the drug’s “dynamic” effects as an analgesic.


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