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Ketamine vs. Morphine | Sweet (Abrasion) Relief

The JournalFeed podcast for the week of March 4-8, 2024.

These are summaries from just 2 of the 5 article we cover every week! For access to more, please visit JournalFeed.org for details about becoming a member.

Monday Spoon Feed:

A meta-analysis of 15 randomized trials found that ketamine had a quicker analgesic effect than morphine, but morphine exhibited sustained reduction in pain at 120 minutes.


Low-dose ketamine versus morphine in the treatment of acute pain in the emergency department: A meta-analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials. Am J Emerg Med. 2024;76:140-149. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2023.11.056

Wednesday Spoon Feed:

The ACEP consensus seems to indicate that it may be safe for patients with a simple corneal abrasion to go home with 24 hour usage of topical anesthetics for pain relief, but the ophthalmologists are not on board.


Use of Topical Anesthetics in the Management of Patients With Simple Corneal Abrasions: Consensus Guidelines from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Ann Emerg Med. 2024 Feb 6:S0196-0644(24)00004-0. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2024.01.004. Epub ahead of print.

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