Dr. Cooper-Sood on using Ketamine for Pain Management in Sickle Cell Anemia Patients

Dr. Johnathan Cooper-Sood sits down to discuss his research on novel pain management methods in patients who suffer from sickle cell anemia. These patients suffer extreme, chronic life long pain. Dr. Cooper-Sood discusses the current pain management protocol, which traditionally relies heavily on large opiate dosages, and how ketamine may provide an alternative pain management tool. Additionally, Dr. Cooper-Sood comments on some of the unique challenges human based studies carry, and what the future may hold for pain management in such cases. We hope you enjoy and as always we encourage our listeners to comment or email us!

Related Reading:

  1. Dr. Cooper-Sood on Seat Belts for Children: https://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00006565-900000000-98148
  2. Dr. Cooper-Sood on Pediatric Pneumonia: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/30943363
  3. Ketamine for Sickle-Cell Anemia: https://sicklecellanemianews.com/ketamine/
  4. Low Dose Ketamine for Adults with Sickle-Cell Anemia: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15360288.2018.1468383?journalCode=ippc20