Just wondering if anybody have experiences of using ketamine to preform LP
in emergency room in a child with suspected meningitis.
of-course there is the fear of raising the ICP, but is this clinically
I could find this study that address this qs:
J Child Neurol. 2006 Jun;21(6):441-3.
Ketamine increases opening cerebrospinal pressure in children undergoing
Conc.:Intravenous ketamine prior to performing lumbar puncture is associated
with a significantly higher lumbar cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure in
children with aseptic meningitis. However, no outcome differences have been
found between the two groups.
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