Ketamine: Another option for managing acute pain?
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In this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial, researchers enrolled a study population of 116 people to determine the efficacy of ketamine for pain control when used in conjunction with opioids. Patients were included in the study if they were between 18 and 70 years of age, had pain greater than 6 out of 10 on the numerical rating scale (NRS-11), and had intravenous (IV) opioid analgesics ordered by their treating emergency medicine physician prior to study enrollment.
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