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Response to Cohen et al

Bell, Rae F.a; Kalso, Eija A.b

doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000731

aRegional Centre of Excellence in Palliative Care, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

bPerioperative, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Pain Clinic, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland

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Received February 01, 2019

Accepted February 06, 2019

Online date: May/June, 2019

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CCBY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

We thank Drs. Cohen, Schwenk, and Viscusi for their letter with information about the recently published guidelines on the use of ketamine for acute pain and chronic noncancer pain.1 We commend the American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Medicine for this important initiative. We trust that the guidelines will be regularly updated, in accordance with best current evidence and clinical expertise.

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The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.

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[1]. Cohen SP, Schwenk ES, Viscusi ER. Ketamine for pain management: let's not neglect practical concerns. PAIN Reports 2019;4:e728.
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