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2020 Mar 25

Neurourol Urodyn

What urologists need to know about ketamine-induced uropathy: A systematic review.


Castellani D, Pirola GM, Gubbiotti M, Rubilotta E, Gudaru K, Gregori A, Dellabella M
Neurourol Urodyn. 2020 Mar 25.
PMID: 32212278.


Ketamine is a general anesthetic. Dissociative effects and low cost led ketamine becoming an illegal recreational drug in young adults. Ketamine-induced uropathy (KIU) is one of the complications observed in abusers. This study aimed to provide a systematic literature review on KIU clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatments.