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Ketamine Clinical Trials

A Prospective, Randomized, Single-Blinded Trial of Ketamine Versus Lidocaine Infusions for Multimodal Pain Management in Traumatic Rib Fracture Patients

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Id: NCT04781673

Organisation Name: Spectrum Health Hospitals

Overal Status: Recruiting

Start Date: April 1, 2021

Last Update: May 6, 2022

Lead Sponsor: Brittany Hoyte

Brief Summary: Rib fractures continue to be a common occurrence in trauma patients of all ages. Traumatic rib fractures can cause severe pain in patients and lead to shallow breathing and further complications such as the need for mechanical ventilation, hospital or ventilator associated pneumonia, atelectasis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Effective multimodal pain management is needed to optimize a patient's respiratory status and can also play a role in early mobility, less pulmonary complications, shorter ICU and hospital length of stay, and decreased mortality. Current multimodal pain management options include opioids, muscle relaxants, gabapentin, acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and various regional/neuraxial anesthesia techniques. Both ketamine and lidocaine infusions for pain control have also been shown in studies to be safe and effective, with the benefit of minimizing the use of opioids. However, there have been very few studies that have used ketamine or lidocaine infusions for pain control specifically in patients with traumatic rib fractures. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate ketamine versus lidocaine infusions as an adjunctive therapy to reduce opioid consumption in the first 72 hours in patients with multiple traumatic rib fractures.

  • Rib Fractures
  • Rib Fracture Multiple
  • Rib Trauma

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