Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia

March 3, 2015 7:06 PM

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TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesia is administered.

The investigators found that the sedative lorazepam (Ativan) did not improve patients' experience, and was tied to a lower rate of early mental recovery.

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