Somewhere Over The K Bow

Dr Arun Ilancheran gave a fantastic talk on the use of ketamine in the emergency department, for behaviourally disturbed patients.

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References

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Wang X, Ding X, Tong Y, Zong J, Zhao X, Ren H, Li Q. Ketamine does not increase intracranial pressure compared with opioids: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Anesth. 2014 Dec;28(6):821-7

Cohen L, Athaide V, Wickham ME, Doyle-Waters MM, Rose NG, Hohl CM. The effect of ketamine on intracranial and cerebral perfusion pressure and health outcomes: a systematic review. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Jan;65(1):43-51.e2

Le Cong et al. Ketamine sedation for patients with acute agitation and psychiatric illness requiring aeromedical retrieval. Emerg Med J. 2012 Apr;29(4):335-7.

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Kranaster L, Hoyer C, Janke C, Sartorius A. Preliminary evaluation of clinical outcome and safety of ketamine as an anesthetic for electroconvulsive therapy in schizophrenia. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Apr;15(3):242-50. 

Janke C, Bumb JM, Aksay SS, Thiel M, Kranaster L, Sartorius A. Ketamine as anesthetic agent in electroconvulsion therapy. Anaesthesist. 2015 May;64(5):357-64. 

Murrough JW, Burdick KE, Levitch CF, Perez AM, Brallier JW, Chang LC, Foulkes A, Charney DS, Mathew SJ, Iosifescu DV. Neurocognitive effects of ketamine and association with antidepressant response in individuals with treatment-resistant depression: a randomized controlled trial. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Mar 13;40(5):1084-90.