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Papers: 11 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development


J Pain Res


Evaluation of Clinical Factors Associated with Adverse Drug Events in Patients Receiving Sub-Anesthetic Ketamine Infusions.


Stoker AD, Rosenfeld DM, Buras MR, Alvord JM, Gorlin AW
J Pain Res. 2019; 12:3413-3421.
PMID: 31920366.


Sub-anesthetic ketamine is frequently used as an analgesic to reduce perioperative opioid consumption and has also been shown to have antidepressant effects. Side effects of ketamine include dizziness, diplopia, nystagmus, and psychomimetic effects. It is unclear what clinical factors may be associated with ketamine-related adverse drug events (ADEs).