KETOR: Effects of Peri Operative Administration of Ketamine on Long Term Post Thoracotomy Pain
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00224588
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : September 23, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2006
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Direction Régionale de la Recherche Clinique D'ILE DE FRANCE
We assessed the effects of the N Methyl aspartate receptor antagonist Ketamine on long-term post thoracotomy pain. We hypothesized that ketamine could prevent supersensitization of the central nervous system involved in this chronic neuropathic pain.
Condition or disease
KetamineChronic Post Thoracotomy PainThoracotomyPainNeuralgia
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Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Chronic post thoracotomy pain
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Central Nervous System Depressants
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action