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The Role of Pre-induction Ketamine in the Management of Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Elective Gynaecological Surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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224–9
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A prospective case-controlled randomized study was performed to assess the effect of ketamine 0.15 mg/kg pre-induction on postoperative narcotic requirements and pain scores. There was no significant reduction in analgesic consumption or pain intensity; however, more patients who received ketamine reported higher levels of satisfaction with their pain management.

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Objectives: To determine if a single preoperative dose of ketamine hydrochloride reduces the narcotic analgesic requirements and/or pain scores reported by patients in the first 24 hours postoperatively.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Paediatric Day Surgery: Revisiting the University Hospital of the West Indies Experience

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320–5
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A wide variety of paediatric surgical procedures are being done and the complication rates are low. Expansion of the service should be explored so that the cost reduction advantages can be maximized.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013
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