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Immunomodulatory Properties of Ketamine in Sepsis

2014-08-27 03:15:09 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The aim of the study is to assess the effect of short-term infusion of ketamine at analgesic dosage on the immune response, morbidity and mortality among patients suffering from septic shock. We hypothesize that ketamine will modulate the cytokine response to sepsis and reduce morbidity and mortality.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Sepsis

Intervention

Ketamine, Normal Saline placebo

Location

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

Status

Recruiting

Source

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:09-0400

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