Ketamine Infusi on for post operative analgesia: A prospective cohort study in asthmatics

Ketamine, most often used as an anaesthetic agent can provide adequate post operative analgesia when delivered in the form of infusion, replacing narcotics, which can cause bronchospasm in susceptible individuals. This cohort study was undertaken to assess the feasibility of providing complete post operative analgesia in asthmatics with ketamine delivered in sub-anaesthetic doses (6.10-6.41 ugm./kg. “/min”). Diazepam (0.97-1.02 ugm.1 kg:’ I min”) was delivered from the same infusion to eliminate the unwanted effects of ketamine…

 

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