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Questions raised about pre-surgery sedative use
Modern Healthcare

Receiving a sedative prior to undergoing surgery in which anesthesia is administered may not benefit a patient but instead could help lengthen recovery times, a new study found. But one leading anesthesiologist already is raising questions about the findings.Researchers in France conducted a randomized trial involving more than 1,000 adults under the age of 70 who underwent surgeries at five teaching hospitals between January 2013 and June 2014.

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