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Ketamine for Pain in Hospice Patients

Author(s):  Wood Robert M

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2000 - Compounding for Hospice and Cancer Patients
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Abstract:  The author has been using ketamine to treat hospice patients for several years, with varying degrees of success, and reports being most successful with the transdermal-gel form. He has also had success with ketamine administered as a nasal spray. In addition to providing general comments on the use of ketamine in this context, he presents four brief case reports demonstrating the use of ketamine and other medications in treating pain associated with various types of cancer.

Related Keywords: cancer, gel, hospice, ketamine, ketamine nasal spray, neuropathic pain, N-methyl-D-aspartate, pain, pain control, pain relief, PLO, transdermal

Related Categories: CANCER AND AIDS, HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE, PAIN MANAGEMENT

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