Oral Ketamine as a Premedication in Children Undergoing Day-Case Non-Invasive Procedures

Author(s): Samar Adam

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic related to phencyclidine. The mode of action is disconnection between thalamocortical and limbic systems. The outcome is a sedated patient with amnesia and analgesia. The aim of the study is to assess the minimal effective dose of oral ketamine as a premedication in pediatric patients undergoing day-case non-invasive MRI procedures and assessing any related side effects and complications.

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