Intravenous Ketamine in a Dissociating Dose as a Temporizing Measure to Avoid Mechanical Ventilation in Adult Patient With Severe Asthma Exacerbation

Gil Z. Shlamovitz, MD; Tracy Hawthorne, MHS, PA-C

Disclosures

J Emerg Med. 2011;41(5):492-494. 

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Conclusions

In conclusion, our patient failed to respond to standard therapies, but promptly improved with the administration of intravenous ketamine. This case suggests that intravenous ketamine given in a dissociative dose may be an effective temporizing measure to avoid mechanical ventilation in adult patients with severe asthma exacerbations.

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