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BET 2: Antiemetic use in paediatric sedation with ketamine

Abstract

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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