If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Successful Reversal of Hyperalgesia/Myoclonus Complex with Low‐Dose Ketamine Infusion

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Download / Buy Article:

Abstract:

Abstract:  We report the successful use of low‐dose ketamine infusion for treating a severe episode of painful myoclonus in the lower extremities, associated with opioid‐induced hyperalgesia (OIH), in a patient who was receiving long‐term, high dose intrathecal hydromorphone therapy. A low‐dose ketamine infusion immediately relieved the painful myoclonus. It also enabled a reduction in the intrathecal opioid dosage leading to a resolution of the acute symptoms attributed to OIH.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1533-2500.2011.00475.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Anesthesia, St Joseph’s Healthcare, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 2: Department of Anesthesia/Chronic Pain Clinic, St Joseph’s Healthcare, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Publication date: February 1, 2012

Related content

Tools

Favourites

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more