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Vol:165 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14170
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Ketamine versus Fentanyl for Pain Control After Pediatric Orthopaedic Emergencies

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OrthoEvidence. Ketamine versus Fentanyl for Pain Control After Pediatric Orthopaedic Emergencies. ACE Report. 2022;165(1):1. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Influence of ketamine versus fentanyl on pain relief for pediatric orthopedic emergencies: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies

Medicine (Baltimore) . 2021 Oct 22;100(42):e27409.

Contributing Authors:
J Qiu M Xie

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A meta-analysis of 5 randomized controlled trials and 528 patients was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of ketamine compared to fentanyl for pediatric patients who had sustained orthopaedic emergencies. The outcomes of interest was pain relief, rescue analgesia use, nausea and vomiting and dizziness. There was no significant difference in pain relief at 15-20 minutes or at 30 minutes following ...

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