Oral ketamine for phantom limb pain: An option for

Ketamine has proven to be effective in the treatment of opioid-resistant pain syndromes due to its opiate-sparing effects, where it can either be used as a primary analgesic or analgesic adjuvant.[3,4] Oral administration is preferred for long-term use, starting with a single dose of 0.25–0.5 mg/kg with an average dosing frequency of 3–4 times daily.

Oral ketamine for phantom limb pain: An option for

Although ketamine, an NMDA receptor blocker, has been successfully used in many neuropathic pain conditions, its role in treating PLP is unclear.[3,4] We describe a challenging case of PLP where treatment with oral ketamine provided adequate relief.

Oral ketamine for phantom limb pain: An option for

Although ketamine, an NMDA receptor blocker, has been successfully used in many neuropathic pain conditions, its role in treating PLP is unclear.[3,4] We describe a challenging case of PLP where treatment with oral ketamine provided adequate relief.

Oral ketamine for phantom limb pain: An option for

Oral ketamine for phantom limb pain: An option for challenging cases Sukanya Mitra, Sunita Kazal Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India. Correspondence Address: Sukanya Mitra

Published in: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia · 2015Authors: Sukanya Mitra · Sunita KazalAffiliation: Government Medical College ThiruvananthapuramAbout: Bioinformatics · Text mining

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Oral ketamine for phantom limb pain: An option for challenging cases

Oral Ketamine for Acute Pain Management After …

Further, the incidence of phantom limb pain after amputation is 79% at six months . Therefore, a treatment protocol with ketamine that can reduce acute pain after amputation using a nonopioid (oral ketamine) and that can potentially also reduce stump and/or phantom limb pain will be a valuable tool for health care providers.

Ketamine – Craven – 2007 – Anaesthesia – Wiley Online …

There are increasing reports in the literature of the use of ketamine in chronic pain states such as complex regional pain syndromes , phantom limb pain and central and peripheral neuropathic pain . Whilst both intravenous infusions and oral ketamine have been effective, patients appear to experience fewer side-effects with oral ketamine (perhaps …

Neuropathic Pain – NY Ketamine Infusions

In cases where the diagnosis of a central pain syndrome is less certain, we will begin with one infusion to determine if ketamine will help your pain. The ketamine is administered by slow intravenous infusion over four hours.

Use of oral ketamine in chronic pain management: A review

The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the available evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of oral ketamine in chronic pain management. 2. Methods. A literature search for this review was performed in the MEDLINE database from 1966 to March 2009, the EMBASE database from 1950 to March 2009 and the Cochrane Library in …

Ketamine in Chronic Pain Management: An Evidence …

For nonspecific neuropathic pain, level II and level IV studies reported divergent results with questionable long-term effects on pain. For phantom limb pain and postherpetic neuralgia, level II and level II studies provided objective evidence of reduced hyperpathia and pain relief was usually substantial either after parenteral or oral ketamine.