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The purpose of this study is to prospectively study the efficacy of low dose ketamine infusions in treating patients who are admitted to the hospital with a sickle cell pain crisis. Participants will be prospectively randomized in unblinded fashion in the first 12 to 24 hours of an inpatient admission for sickle cell pain crisis to receive pain management without ketamine infusion (Group A) versus pain management that includes low-dose ketamine infusion starting at 0.2mg/kg/h (Group B). The effect of this intervention on various pain management and healthcare utilization outcome measures will be recorded and analyzed to determine whether or not there is a measurable benefit of using ketamine infusions in this patient population.
Anemia; Sickle-Cell, With Crisis
Ketamine, Pain management
Not yet recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-07-08T07:49:15-0400
We hypothesize that administration of ketamine for pain relief in sickle cell patients with vaso-occlusive crisis early on will lead to a more rapid improvement in pain score and less narc...
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To capture evidence of the efficacy and safety of pharmacological analgesia for uncomplicated acute sickle-cell pain in pediatric patients compared to placebo.
L-glutamine was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sickle cell disease (SCD) in 2017. Vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) occurs in persons with SCD and is associated with ac...
A novel strategy for management of acute pain associated with sickle cell disease (SCD), referred to as the oral tier approach, is described.
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To evaluate different T -oxygenation calibrations for estimating venous oxygenation in people with sickle cell anemia (SCA).
An abnormal hemoglobin resulting from the substitution of valine for glutamic acid at position 6 of the beta chain of the globin moiety. The heterozygous state results in sickle cell trait, the homozygous in sickle cell anemia.
One of the sickle cell disorders characterized by the presence of both hemoglobin S and hemoglobin C. It is similar to, but less severe than sickle cell anemia.
A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.
An acute purulent infection of the meninges and subarachnoid space caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, most prevalent in children and adults over the age of 60. This illness may be associated with OTITIS MEDIA; MASTOIDITIS; SINUSITIS; RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS; sickle cell disease (ANEMIA, SICKLE CELL); skull fractures; and other disorders. Clinical manifestations include FEVER; HEADACHE; neck stiffness; and somnolence followed by SEIZURES; focal neurologic deficits (notably DEAFNESS); and COMA. (From Miller et al., Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p111)
Respiratory syndrome characterized by the appearance of a new pulmonary infiltrate on chest x-ray, accompanied by symptoms of fever, cough, chest pain, tachypnea, or DYSPNEA, often seen in patients with SICKLE CELL ANEMIA. Multiple factors (e.g., infection, and pulmonary FAT EMBOLISM) may contribute to the development of the syndrome.
Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”. Some illnesses can be excruci...
An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...