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Pharmacokinetics of ketamine in infants. Version 2

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Pharmacokinetics of ketamine in infants undergoing laser therapy for retinopathy of prematurity.

  • Sponsor organisation

    Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

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  • Research summary

    All patient's bodies removedrugs at different rates and this affects what the correct dose for a patientwill be. For many drugs for adults the differences are small enough that onedose can be recommended for everyone. The younger patients are the bigger thedifferences tend to be. For very youngbabies a different dose is needed for each patient. This study seeks to findout if the differences between babies' rates of removing a drug, which theyalready get in their treatment, can be predicted in advance. It is hoped thatsuch a method of prediction will lead to a better way of calculating thecorrect dose for babies needing this drug in the future.

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  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    13 Oct 2008

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion