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Strategies for Chronic Pain in Kids: Using Ketamine to Advantage

Pediatric anesthesiologist Stephen Long, MD, discusses treating pain from long-term conditions, such as sickle cell disease. The best plans, he says, can minimize opioids’ well-known drawbacks by combining different drugs. Focusing on multimodal therapy, he breaks down the options and describes how low-dose ketamine infusions can mitigate pain and boost quality of life.


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September 15, 2021

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UCSF MedConnection

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Stephen Long, MD

Stephen Long, MD

Pediatric anesthesiologist

Dr. Stephen Long is a pediatric anesthesiologist who specializes in caring for patients during cardiac procedures and for those who have experienced traumatic injuries. He also has a special interest in managing chronic and complex pain. Long ...

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