Nebulized Ketamine May Offer Pain Relief to Emergency Room Patients

PainRelief.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: The descriptive nature of this report cannot be used to make any conclusion of safety and efficacy of nebulized ketamine in managing pain in the ED, however, the non-invasive route, titratability, and self-administration (by the patient) make this analgesic modality an attractive choice, especially when IV access is not readily available or unobtainable

PainRelief.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: There is a need for larger, dose-finding studies in a prospective, randomized, double-blind fashion to fully evaluate the safety and efficacy of nebulized ketamine for analgesia in the emergency department.

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Citation:

Drapkin J, Masoudi A, Butt M, Hossain R, Likourezos A, Motov S. Administration of Nebulized Ketamine for Managing Acute Pain in the Emergency Department: A Case Series. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2020;4(1):16–20. Published 2020 Jan 2. doi:10.5811/cpcem.2019.10.44582

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