Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Ketamine Use for Cancer and Chronic Pain Management

Clayton Culp, Hee Kee Kim and Salahadin Abdi Published 2 February 2021 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2020.599721 Abstract Ketamine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, is widely known as a dissociative anesthetic and phencyclidine derivative. Due to an undesirable adverse event profile when used as an anesthetic it had widely fallen out of human use in favor of more modern …

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How effective is ketamine in the management of chronic neuropathic pain?

Jack Williams Shteamer, Mayson Augustus Callaway, Parth Patel & Vinita Singh Published Online 15 Oct 2019 | https://doi.org/10.2217/pmt-2019-0032 Abstract The effectiveness of ketamine in treating chronic neuropathic pain, however, remains a debated issue. A recent meta-analysis of double blind randomized controlled trials (DB-RCT) utilizing ketamine for chronic neuropathic pain revealed mixed results. Six studies were …

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

Orhurhu, Vwaire MD, MPH; Orhurhu, Mariam Salisu MD, MPH; Bhatia, Anuj MD, FRCPC; Cohen, Steven P. MD 13 March 2019 | doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004185 Abstract BACKGROUND:  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 …

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Can Ketamine Treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

The purpose of this study was to ascertain if indeed the use of subanesthetic inpatient infusions of ketamine provide meaningful improvements in pain scores, and thus, quality of life, in patients suffering from CRPS.