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BET 2: Antiemetic use in paediatric sedation with ketamine
  1. Lisa Dunlop,
  2. Dani Hall
  1. Evelina London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lisa Dunlop; production.emj{at}


A short cut review was carried out to see if administering anti-emetics reduced the incidence of vomiting when sedating children for procedures. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. Three randomised, controlled trials were found and one cohort study. The studies suggested that administration of an anti-emetic was associated with a reduced risk of vomiting during the procedural sedation.

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.