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ICU sedation can cause cognitive impairment


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Growing evidence that sedation (sometimes with benzos) during even a relatively brief ICU stay can cause persistent cognitive impairment later. So, new protocol being put into effect to avoid this.

 

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704081604576144321242020948.html

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I can only imagine what impact a really masssive sedation may have on our body. Thanks for the link, Healing!

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Wow! More evidence that a steady diet of neurologically active drugs is not good for the brain.

 

What a relief that medicine finally recognized this. People have been complaining about hangover from sedation forever.

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