Ketamine: Use in Anesthesia

Susan Marland, John Ellerton, Gary Andolfatto, Giacomo Strapazzon, Oyvind Thomassen, Brigitta Brandner, Andrew Weatherall, Peter Paal
2013 CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics  
The role of ketamine anesthesia in the prehospital, emergency department and operating theater settings is not well defined. A nonsystematic review of ketamine was performed by authors from Australia, Europe, and North America. Results were discussed among authors and the final manuscript accepted. Ketamine is a useful agent for induction of anesthesia, procedural sedation, and analgesia. Its properties are appealing in many awkward clinical scenarios. Practitioners need to be cognizant of its
more » ... e cognizant of its side effects and limitations.
doi:10.1111/cns.12072 pmid:23521979 fatcat:4zokl5rvgraazfrgss3cvzalvu