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EEG-Guided Anesthesia Does Not Cut Postop Delirium in Seniors

HealthDay News — For older adults undergoing surgery, electroencephalogram (EEG)-guided anesthetic administration is not associated with a reduction in postoperative delirium, according to a study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Troy S. Wildes, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues…
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Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips

Certain lots of Roche Diagnostics test strips should not be used with CoaguChek test meter devices to check levels of the blood thinner warfarin because patients may get inaccurate results and be at risk for serious injury or death.
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Rapid Seizure Spread Linked to Resective Surgery Failure in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

In patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy, rapid seizure spread outside anteromedial temporal resection resective margins can influence surgical failure, according to study results published in JAMA Neurology. Researchers from Yale University conducted a retrospective review of medical records from 131 patients who underwent standard anteromedial temporal resection at an epilepsy center. Only patients with…
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