Ketamine for Conscious Sedation in Pediatric Emergency Care

Rakhee B. Mistry; Milap C. Nahata, PharmD


Pharmacotherapy. 2005;25(8):1104-1111. 

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Literature Search Methods

A MEDLINE search from January 1966-July 2004 was performed. Search terms were conscious sedation, ketamine, and emergency department. The search was limited to English language, humans, and patients no older than 18 years. In addition, a manual search was performed of references listed in the articles searched. All prospective and retrospective studies were included in this review. Clinical end points were efficacy and adverse effects associated with ketamine.


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