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Letters Emergency sedation in children

Utility of low dose ketamine

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 22 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5575
  1. Ray McGlone, consultant in emergency medicine1
  1. 1Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster LA1 4RP
  1. ray.mcglone{at}

    De Cunto and colleagues describe the utility of intranasal midazolam as emergency sedation in children.1 Our department compared low dose intramuscular ketamine with intranasal midazolam (0.5 mg/kg) and found ketamine to be superior when suturing wounds under local anaesthetic.2

    We then …

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