Tim Davie, chief resident for education, started working on this paper at the end of medical school, and it was recently published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. Quoting the conclusion from the abstract, "We found ketamine was used rarely, but had few major adverse effects on vital signs even in a population with 21.9% alcohol intoxication. However, a high proportion (62.5%) of patients required additional pharmacologic treatment for agitation, implying that administering ketamine is useful only for initial control of severe agitation." PMID link.
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