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Ketamine Clinical Trials

Effects of Perioperative Systemic Ketamine on Development of Long-term Neuropathic Pain After Thoracotomy.

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Id: NCT00313378

Organisation Name: University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand

Overal Status: Completed

Start Date: April 2004

Last Update: April 4, 2013

Lead Sponsor: University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand

Brief Summary: Lung surgery under thoracotomy is known to induce long-term pain which can be considered as neuropathic in many patients concerned [1,2]. The suspected origin of neuropathy is a direct traumatism of intercostal nerve(s) [3]. Among the possible preventive treatments that can be administered during the initial aggression, ketamine [4,5] appears as the easiest to use, as it is already commonly administered intra and postoperatively for improvement of analgesia [6].

  • Partial Pneumonectomy Under Lateral or Posterolateral Thoracotomy.

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