Long-term pain prevalence and health-related quality of life outcomes for patients enrolled in a ketamine versus morphine for prehospital traumatic pain randomised controlled trial

Paul Andrew Jennings, Peter Cameron, Stephen Anthony Bernard, Tony Walker, Damien John Jolley, Mark C B Fitzgerald, Kevin Masci

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Abstract

Introduction: Improved early pain control may affect the longer-term prevalence of persistent pain. In a previous randomised, controlled trial, we found that the administration of ketamine on hospital arrival decreased pain scores to a greater extent than morphine alone in patients with prehospital traumatic pain. In this follow-up study, we sought to determine the prevalence of persistent pain and whether there were differences in patients who received ketamine or morphine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840 - 843
Number of pages4
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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