Ketamin: Einsatz bei chronischen Schmerzen und Depression

Translated title of the contribution: Ketamine in the therapy of chronic pain and depression

Wolfgang Jaksch, Rudolf Likar, Martin Aigner

Research output: Journal article (peer-reviewed)Review article

3 Citations (Scopus)


Although ketamine has been known and clinically applied for a long time, questions still arise around the many possible indications in which the anesthetic and analgesic substance could be used. In particular, these questions relate to new indications in which ketamine is used in low subanesthetic doses.The mechanism of action at the NMDA receptor clearly distinguishes ketamine from all other analgesics. Possible applications include the prevention of chronic postoperative pain as well as the treatment of neuropathic pain. With the treatment of refractory depression completely new therapeutic areas for ketamine could be established.

Translated title of the contributionKetamine in the therapy of chronic pain and depression
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)367-376
Number of pages10
JournalWiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Issue number15-16
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2019


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