Items Tagged ‘elderly patients’

May 1, 2013

No Link Between Anesthesia, Dementia in Elderly, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Elderly patients who receive anesthesia are no more likely to develop long-term dementia or Alzheimer’s disease than other seniors, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed thousands of patients using the Rochester Epidemiology Project — which allows researchers access to medical records of nearly all residents of Olmsted County, Minn. — and found […]

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