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Facial Appearances

Before and After the 3-day, 4-hour

Ketamine Infusion Treatment

 

April 2, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patient developed RSD / CRPS following surgery to the left wrist approximate two years ago. The disease has become generalized to all extremities and the face. She had undergone ketamine infusions in Canada at 35 mg/hour with temporary decrease in pain.

 

Following the 3-day ketamine infusion there was a generalized improvement in pain thresholds (below) associated with improved function and decrease allodynia.

The patient’s clinical outcome and treatment plan was document in a video recording. The patient was provided a copy of the pre-treatment and post-treatment videos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Infusion - 4 Day

April 4, 2011

ADDENDUM POST TREATMENT:

The patient tolerated up to 200 mg per hour limited by deep anesthesia. The patient's vital signs were stable. The nausea and vomiting were treated with zolfran, robinul and versed.  The patient had general improvement in pain thresholds and her function improved greater than the first ketamine infusion 2 years ago. 

 

 

 

Third Infusion - 4 Day

January 9, 2012

ADDENDUM POST TREATMENT:

The patient tolerated up to 200 mg per hour limited by respiratory depression.  Nausea and vomiting were controlled with Zofran and dexamethazone.  The patient had improvement in pain thresholds associated with improvement in strength and range of motion of all extremities.

 

 

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