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Perioperative ketamine for acute postoperative pain

Bell RF, Dahl JB, Moore RA, Kalso EA
Published Online: 
10 November 2010

Perioperative ketamine in subanaesthetic dose reduces postoperative morphine requirements and reduces postoperative nausea or vomiting (PONV). Adverse effects for perioperative ketamine are mild or absent. The current data cannot be translated into a specific treatment regime.