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Does Ketamine Have Side Effects? Nov 1st, 2021

We are frequently asked about possible side effects of Ketamine during our pre- treatment consultations at Palomar KLN. I thought it would be helpful to write a short blog about it. The benefits of low dose ketamine outweigh the risk most of the time. However, there are no medications out...

PalomarKLN Infusion Center Oct 25th, 2021

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5 REASONS TO RECEIVE A NUTRITIONAL INFUSION Sep 23rd, 2021

1. Taking vitamins or supplements by mouth are not always effective. When you take a pill by mouth it requires gastrointestinal tract absorption. There are many variables that affect this absorption and hence the bioavailability. Some inhibiting factors include caffeine, alcohol consumption, medications, and stress (Rowe, 2020). Additionally, if you...

KETAMINE WORKS! Sep 14th, 2021

Vitamin B12 Offers Multiple Health Benefits! Aug 22nd, 2021

Today I want to write about Vitamin B12. The information is vast and can be overwhelming but I simplified it as much as possible to provide an overview. It's a fairly quick read that is well worth your time. Vitamin B12 Also known as cobalamin, B12 is an essential vitamin...

Alpha Lipoic Acid Aug 10th, 2021

WHEN YOU REALIZE HOW EASY IT CAN BE TO FEEL GOOD! Today I want to talk about Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA). It is just one of many treatments we provide to help you feel good! So what is ALA? Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), also known as thioctic acid, has been studied in...

Ketamine safe for adolescent depression Jun 4th, 2021

https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.pn.2021.5.21

Ketamine Can Change Lives Jun 4th, 2021

https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/05/30/opinion/ketamine-treatment-depression.amp.html

IV lidocaine infusions can benefit patients with chronic pain syndromes. May 13th, 2021

The infusions are much shorter, and less costly than ketamine infusions. Furthermore, ketamine can be added in smaller doses to provide much greater benefit. LidocaineUofUtah.pdf Download PDF • 494KB See this article on lidocaine infusions from the group at the University of Utah   Lidocaine+Ketamine.pdf Download PDF • 652KB See...

Intranasal vs. IV Ketamine for depression May 5th, 2021

Intranasal ketamine not as effective as IV ketamine for depression

Ketamine for chronic pain: risks and benefits Oct 15th, 2020

The anaesthetic ketamine is used to treat various chronic pain syndromes, especially those that have a neuropathic component. Low dose ketamine produces strong analgesia in neuropathic pain states, presumably by inhibition of theN-methyl-D-aspartate receptor although other mechanisms are possibly involved, including enhancement of descending inhibition and anti-inflammatory effects at central...

Rapid and Longer-Term Antidepressant Effects of Repeated Ketamine Infusions May 29th, 2020

Ketamine is reported to have rapid antidepressant effects, however there is limited understanding of the time-course of ketamine effects beyond a single infusion. A previous report including 10 participants with treatment-resistant major depression (TRD) found that six ketamine infusions resulted in a sustained antidepressant effect. In the current report, we...

Ketamine as a Novel Antidepressant: From Synapse to Behavior May 29th, 2020

Introduction Recent reports of a rapid antidepressant effect of the glutamate N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist ketamine, even in treatment-resistant populations, has spurred translational therapeutic and neuroscience research aimed at elucidating ketamine’s mechanism of action. This article provides a concise overview of research findings that pertain to the effects of low-dose...

The Efficacy of Systemic Lidocaine in the Management of Chronic Pain May 29th, 2020

Context Despite recent advances in the understanding of the chronic pain concept, its diagnosis and management remains a daily challenge for clinicians and patients. Based on the published literature, this review discusses and tries to organize the current knowledge and the up-to-date clinical experience about the efficacy and safety of...