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Ketamine Clinical Trials

The Impact of Ketamine on Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction, Delirium, and Renal Dysfunction in Patients 75 Years of Age or Older and Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

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Id: NCT02554253

Organisation Name: Mayo Clinic

Overal Status: Completed

Start Date: September 2015

Last Update: February 15, 2022

Lead Sponsor: Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary: Ketamine is a commonly used anesthetic medication which is used for induction of anesthesia as well as as an analgesic. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties which may decrease post-operative complications following cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass that are thought to associated with inflammation. Some studies have shown that ketamine does decrease these complications when compared with anesthetics that are not commonly used in our cardiac anesthesiology practice. Propofol is another commonly used anesthetic medication which is used for induction of anesthesia. Ketamine has not been compared with propofol for potential to reduce post-operative complications associated with the inflammatory process. This study aims to see if ketamine will reduce the incidence of cognitive dysfunction, delirium, and renal dysfunction in comparison with propofol. In addition, the hemodynamic impact of ketamine compared propofol will be investigated.

  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Delirium
  • Acute Kidney Injury

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