Ketamine as a suicidality reversal agent

  Rapid-onset antidepressant? Hot damn. I would prefer an ethanol antidote, or a cure for secondary gain, but this is a start. Abstract: We examined the preliminary feasibility, tolerability and efficacy of single-dose, intravenous (i.v.) ketamine in depressed emergency department (ED) patients with suicide ideation (SI). Fourteen depressed ED patients with SI received a single …

Another reason to use ketamine for RSI in sepsis

Ups J Med Sci. 2008;113(1):39-46. In vitro investigation of the antibacterial effect of ketamine. Gocmen S, Buyukkocak U, Caglayan O. Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey. jsedef@yahoo.com BACKGROUND: Antibacterial activity of local anesthetics especially lidocaine has been shown previously. In this study, the antibacterial effect of ketamine, a general anesthetic agent …