oa South African Medical Journal - Intravenous ketamine for postoperative analgesia

Volume 49, Issue 35
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Thirty-six consecutive patients who had undergone major surgery were carefully studied for 6 hours postoperatively in an attempt to evaluate the relative analgesic and respiratory-depressant effect of morphine, ketamine, and placebo administered by continuous intravenous infusion.

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