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Papers: 9 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023


Front Pain Res (Lausanne)



Investigating the effectiveness of oral ketamine on pain, mood and quality of life in treatment resistant chronic pain.


Al Mukhaizeem S, Nasa A, Waldron D, McDaid A, Gorman PJ, Featherstone M, Barry M, Murphy P, Gallagher H, Nair S, O'Connor M, Kelly L, O'Hora E, Dolan R, Mac Colgain S, McGrath J, Blouin S, Roman E, Gaffney L, Roddy DW, Levins KJ


Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months. This often causes persistent emotional distress and functional disability that is refractory to conventional treatments. Emerging evidence suggests that oral Ketamine therapy may have a specific role in managing treatment-resistant chronic pain. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of oral ketamine within a tertiary chronic pain management clinic.