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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.

Source:

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.

Source:

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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