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Post-anesthesia shivering is one of the side effects of anesthesia. This lead to increase oxygen consumption, increase intracranial and intraocular pressure and other complications.Aim of the study was to investigate the role of two doses of ketamine (0.5 mg and 0.25mg) for prevention of shivering after general anesthesia in children.Patients And Methods :This was randomized prospective clinical trial conducted in Zargari Hospital, Erbil, Iraq. 80 children, of (ASA) physical status I or II scheduled for tonsillectomy under G.A . age between 6-12 year of either sex were randomly selected and divided into two groups (no. 40) receiving 0.5 mg /kg and 0.25mg /kg i.v Ketamine after induction. Data were analyzed by T-test and Chi-square using SPSS 19. The level of significance was considered below 0.05 (P 0.05)


Ketamine , Shivering , Children , General Anesthesia.

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Dr. Haider Hussain Salman, Dr. Ali Aziz Ali, & Dr. Abdulsattar Jabbar Khalaf. (2022). COMPARISON OF TWO DIFFERENT DOSES OF KETAMINE IN PREVENTION OF POSTOPERATIVE SHIVERING IN CHILDREN. Academicia Globe: Inderscience Research, 3(09), 33–42. Retrieved from