Posts Tagged "pain"

Ketamine alone beats methadone and methadone/ketamine combo for neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is notoriously difficult to treat.  Patients are often treated as regular chronic pain patients and many resort to opioids to manage extreme levels of pain. Neuropathic pain can originate from infection, metabolic diseases, chemotherapy, trauma and many other…

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IV Ketamine “most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades”

It’s been more than two years now since the former director of the National Institute of Mental Health wrote about the use of intravenous ketamine for the treatment of mental disorders.  He wrote that “ketamine, given intravenously, might be the…

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Clinical Study Shows IV Ketamine is Efficacious in the Treatment of CRPS

A clinical study conducted by researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands evaluated the efficacy of a multi-day infusion regimen of intravenous ketamine for treating CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  This double blind, placebo-controlled study validated intravenous…

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