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Early and Effective Use of Ketamine for the Treatment of Refractory Phantom Limb Pain


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1 SNMC, Bagalkot, India

Phantom limb pain, a unique neuropathic pain syndrome develops following amputation in approx. 80% of patients. NMDA receptors are known to play a central role in its development. Ketamine, a potent NMDA antagonist has been successively used.

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Ketamine, NMDA Antagonist, Phantom Limb Pain.
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Authors

H. S. Manuja
SNMC, Bagalkot, India
Uday Ambi
SNMC, Bagalkot, India
S. Basavaraja
SNMC, Bagalkot, India
D. S. Prakhashappa
SNMC, Bagalkot, India

Abstract


Phantom limb pain, a unique neuropathic pain syndrome develops following amputation in approx. 80% of patients. NMDA receptors are known to play a central role in its development. Ketamine, a potent NMDA antagonist has been successively used.

Keywords


Ketamine, NMDA Antagonist, Phantom Limb Pain.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP114