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ACE Report #7563
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Administration of continuous ketamine not effective in trauma patients en route to ED


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Continuous Infusion of Ketamine for Out-of-hospital Isolated Orthopedic Injuries Secondary to Trauma: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 January-March;19(1):10-16

Contributing Authors: E Wiel D Zitouni N Assez Q Sebilleau S Lys A Duval P Mauriaucourt H Hubert

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Synopsis

66 patients with isolated traumatic orthopaedic injuries requiring transport to hospital were treated out-of-hospital with an initial intravenous morphine and ketamine bolus, and then randomized to receive either a continuous ketamine or saline infusion. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of continuous ketamine on additional analgesia needs and pain score during transport to the ...

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