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Ketamine Clinical Trials

Intravenous low dose Ketamine injection versus Dexmedetomidine infusion for prevention of intraoperative shivering during spinal anesthesia

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Id: ACTRN12614001246673

Organisation Name: Ain Shams university

Overal Status: Completed

Start Date: 15/01/2013

Brief Summary: Shivering is considered one of the most common adverse effects occurring during spinal anesthesia. Besides causing patient discomfort, shivering also interferes with patient monitoring and increases tissue oxygen demand. The present study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of iv low dose Ketamine (0.25mg/kg) and dexmedetomidine iv infusion in prevention of shivering during spinal anesthesia.

Dexmedetomidine infusion exerts a beneficial dual effect as an anti-shivering and sedating agent during spinal anesthesia without any major adverse reactions. Therefore, we concluded that dexmedetomidine infusion is a good choice and better than low dose ketamine during spinal anesthesia when shivering is considered a problem.

  • Egypt
  • Cairo

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