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Papers: 2 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 May

Eur J Pain



Ketamine infusion for 96 hr after thoracotomy: Effects on acute and persistent pain.


Chumbley GM, Thompson L, Swatman JE, Urch C
Eur J Pain. 2019 May; 23(5):985-993.
PMID: 30719817.


Pain which persists after thoracotomy is well recognized, and activation of the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor could be a contributing factor. This study sought to establish whether ketamine given peri-operatively could reduce persistent post-surgical pain.