Aura in some patients with familial hemiplegic
migraine can be stopped by intranasal ketamine
Kaube H, Herzog J, Kaufer T, Dichgans M, Diener HC.
Institute of Neurology,
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery,
Queen Square, London, UK.
Neurology. 2000 Jul 12;55(1):139-41.
ABSTRACTMigraine aura is probably caused by cortical-spreading depression. No treatment for acute and severe migraine aura has been described previously. The effect of ketamine (25 mg intranasally) was studied in 11 patients with severe, disabling auras resulting from familial hemiplegic migraine. In five patients ketamine reproducibly reduced the severity and duration of the neurologic deficits, whereas in the remaining six patients no beneficial effect was seen. Ketamine offers, for the first time, a possible treatment option for severe and prolonged aura.
Beyond the K-hole
Ketamine and cognition
Anaesthesia and anaesthetics
Ketamine as an antidepressant
Ketamine and opiate withdrawal
Ketamine and the nucleus accumbens
Ketamine: medical and non-medical use
The role of ketamine in pain management
Ketamine and the glutaminergic hypothesis of schizophrenia
Low-dose ketamine as a fast-onset, long-acting antidepressant