Publications by authors named "Jack R Shearer"

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Prevention of emergence agitation in seven children receiving low-dose ketamine and propofol total intravenous anesthesia.

AANA J 2011 Jun;79(3):238-42

Pain Management Service, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Emergence agitation (EA) can be a distressing side effect of pediatric anesthesia. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 7 pediatric oncology patients who received low-dose ketamine in conjunction with propofol for total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) repeatedly for radiation therapy. EA signs were observed in all 7 patients in association with propofol TIVA but did not recur in any of 123 subsequent anesthetics sessions during which low-dose ketamine was added to propofol. Based on this experience, we suggest that low-dose ketamine added to propofol may be associated with prevention of EA in children with a history of EA with propofol TIVA.
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June 2011