The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine present our Regional Anesthesia and Pain Podcast (ASRA RAPP). This podcast is designed to bring you ongoing conversations in this exciting field of medicine throughout the year. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Raj Gupta and Dr. Eric Schwenk but will include many guests from the ASRA community. We will discuss current topics in both regional anesthesia and pain medicine, we will invite authors of significant publications to help explain their work, we will debate the merits and pitfalls of new technology and therapy, and we will inform you about important events where you can participate with the ASRA community in person. Join in the conversation with ASRA!

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Episode 27: Ketamine for Refractory Headache

Updated 7 months ago.

Raj Gupta (@dr_rajgupta) and Eric Schwenk (@ESchwenkMD) discuss the value of IV ketamine infusion for the management of chronic refractory migraine headaches. This podcast is a joint effort with the ASRA Headache Special Interest Group (SIG). Recorded 11/07/2018.

Our Guests are:
Lynn Kohan, MD - Chair of the ASRA Headache SIG. Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; Director, Pain Fellowship; University of Virginia

Clinton Lauritsen, MD (@ClintLauritsen) - Clinical instructor in Neurology and Headache Specialist, Director of the Inpatient Headache unit, Thomas Jefferson University; Jefferson Headache Center

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Reference: Schwenk ES, Dayan AC, Rangavajjula A, Torjman MC, Hernandez MG, Lauritsen CG, Silberstein SD, Young W, Viscusi ER: Ketamine for refractory headache: A retrospective analysis. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2018; 43:875–9

Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA for the music: “The Grind (9 to 5)" and "Unknown Night". The band features Steve Breslin on vocals/guitars, Bryan Schwenk on guitars/vocals, Jeff Frederick on bass, and Eric Schwenk on drums.