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Papers: 11 May 2019 - 17 May 2019

Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Jul

Anesth Analg



Ketamine Infusions for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.


Orhurhu V, Salisu Orhurhu M, Bhatia A, Cohen SP
Anesth Analg. 2019 Jul; 129(1):241-254.
PMID: 31082965.


IV ketamine is widely used to treat patients with chronic pain, yet the long-term impact remains uncertain. We synthesized evidence from randomized control trials to investigate the effectiveness of IV ketamine infusions for pain relief in chronic conditions and to determine whether any pain classifications or treatment regimens are associated with greater benefit.