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Ketamine produces effective and long-term pain relief in patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (CRPS-1) responds poorly to standard pain treatment. We evaluated if the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist S(+)-ketamine improves pain in CRPS-1 patients. Sixty CRPS-1 patients (48 females) with severe pain participated in a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled parallel-group trial. Patients were given a 4.2-day intravenous infusion of low-dose ketamine (n=30) or placebo (n=30) using an individualized stepwise tailoring of dosage based ondoi:10.1016/j.pain.2009.06.023 pmid:19604642 fatcat:tpuvn56im5ghzjw6r2ozziguii