Items Tagged ‘elderly patients’

May 1, 2013

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

By Logan Lafferty

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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Tags: alzheimer's disease, anesthesia, elderly patients, HealthCanal, medical records, Olmsted County, Rochester Epidemiology Project

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