Intramuscular Ketamine: An Alternative Pain Treatment for use in Disasters?
For more than 10 years, reports have been published on the analgesic effects of sub-anesthetic doses of ketamine [2– 6]. Clements et al.  recently tried to relate the analgesic effects of 0.5 mg/kg ketamine i.m. to the pharmacokinetic data. They reported that effective analgesia is present as soon as plasma levels of ketamine increase above the threshold level of 150 ng/ml.
KeywordsDiazepam Ketamine Halothane Dick Succinylcholine
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 4.Sadove MS, Shulman M, Hatano S, Fevold N (1971) Analgesic effects of ketamine administered in subdissociative doses. Anesth Analg Cur Res 50:452Google Scholar
- 6.Slogoff S, Allen GW, Wessels JV, Cheney DH (1974) Clinical experience with subanesthetic ketamine. Anesth Analg Cur Res 53:354Google Scholar