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Before and After the 3-day, 4-hour Ketamine  Infusion

March 20, 2009

 

 

 

 

A 43-year-old female lawyer from New York City underwent surgery to right foot approximately two years ago.    The CRPS symptoms spread to include her right upper extremity / right face regions and left upper extremity.

The improvements in pain thresholds are documented below, especially on the right side of her body.

 

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 4-Day Infusion

August 22, 2011

ADDENDUM POST TREATMENT:

The patient suffered significant respiratory depression on day 1, probably due to opioid effect. 

The patient tolerated up to 200mg an hour on day 4 with stable vital signs and no nausea or vomiting.

The pain thresholds indicate that a 4th day was required for optimal therapy.

Recommendations are heated pool exercises 3 times a week for 6 months and to have testosterone levels tested. A re-evaluation is recommended in 6 months.

 

Third 4-Day Infusion

September 2, 2013

 

ADDENDUM POST TREATMENT:

The patient tolerated up to 200 mg. per hour of Ketamine.  The patient experienced no nausea or vomiting, and she did not have any adverse hallucinations.  The patient's vital signs remained stable.

The patient's pain thresholds showed improvement which is associated with increased range of motion and increased strength.

 

 

 

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