Navigation Links
No link between anesthesia, dementia in elderly, Mayo Clinic Study finds
Date:4/30/2013

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- 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 that receiving general anesthesia for procedures after age 45 is not a risk factor for developing dementia. The findings were published Wednesday, May 1, online in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Researchers know that some elderly patients have problems with cognitive function for weeks, sometimes months, following surgical procedures, says senior author David Warner, M.D., a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic Children's Center.

There has been concern that exposure to anesthesia may be associated with long-term cognitive changes including dementia, he says. The concern stems in part from a series of studies in which animals were exposed to anesthesia and lesions similar to those observed in Alzheimer's disease appeared in the brain -- including accumulation of amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease.

"It's reassuring we're adding to the body of knowledge that there is not an association of anesthesia and surgery with Alzheimer's," Dr. Warner says. "There are a lot of things to worry about when an elderly person has surgery, but it seems that developing Alzheimer's isn't one of them."

Researchers studied about 900 patients older than 45 who had dementia and lived in Olmsted County from 1985 to 1994. They compared that group to people of similar ages in Olmsted County who did not develop dementia during that time. Researchers found that about 70 percent of the patients in both groups needed surgery requiring general anesthesia meaning those who had dementia and underwent surgery that included general anesthesia did no
'/>"/>

Contact: Nick Hanson
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Tools4ever Creates and Launches New Connector between its User Management Resource Administrator and the enterprise-class email solution, Zimbra
2. No Evidence That New Bird Flu Passes Between People: Study
3. New studies prove lethal link between alcohol, weight
4. Family ties: Relationship between human and zebrafish genomes
5. Is your migraine preventive treatment balanced between drugs benefits and harms?
6. No Tie Between Light Drinking During Pregnancy, Childs Development: Study
7. Interactions between drugs can also be measured at lowest doses
8. Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer
9. UCLA researchers find potential link between auto pollution, some childhood cancers
10. Study Suggests Link Between Hormone Melatonin and Type 2 Diabetes
11. A Survey Shows The Link Between Dietary Supplements and A Healthy Middle Age Individual
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Today, Zane ... new guide on Account-Based Health Plans. , According to ... as a strategy to lower the cost of healthcare ... of medical spending accounts, however, can be confusing. , ... to learn the four main types of ABHPs. It ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 Recently, UWDress.com, a ... outfits, has added a new range of empire bridesmaid ... the company has launched a summer promotion for these high ... discounted rates, from 25 to 75 percent off. , ... ladies. Also, UWDress.com offers efficient assistance on its website. It ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Japantown Dental is excited ... teeth whitening technique. Air polishing is a technique used ... Dark teeth can be caused by a number of ... and internal stains. External stains include coffee, wine, tea, ... by certain medications, such as tetracycline, and direct trauma ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Amy Norton ... News) -- A growing number of Americans on work ... new study. Researchers found that between 2007 and ... Disability Insurance benefits were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year. ... 21 percent in 2007 to 23 percent in 2011. ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 As ... ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/power-morcellator/ ) in uterine surgeries continues to ... insurance companies have decided to limit coverage of ... Worcester Telegram, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Massachusetts will ... that involve morcellation as of September 1, 2014. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Discounted Empire Bridesmaid Dresses Online At UWDress.com 2Health News:Japantown Dental Introduces Air Polishing 2Health News:Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds 2Health News:Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds 3Health News:Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds 4Health News:As Power Morcellator Controversy Grows, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Massachusetts Insurers’ Plans to Limit Coverage of Uterine Morcellation 2Health News:As Power Morcellator Controversy Grows, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Massachusetts Insurers’ Plans to Limit Coverage of Uterine Morcellation 3Health News:As Power Morcellator Controversy Grows, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Massachusetts Insurers’ Plans to Limit Coverage of Uterine Morcellation 4
... about going the extra mile to make lifestyle changes towards ... revealed the disappointing// negativism prevailing in the mind-set of people ... Britons who responded to the survey by Cancer research, blamed ... of personal efforts in preventing the disease. , ,Dr ...
... another look at that attractive magazine their daughter is ... who read articles on weight loss and dieting in ... weight reducing techniques such as vomiting, laxatives or smoking ... published in Pediatrics' January edition, was conducted by studying ...
... from the public, a notice from the Union Health Ministry ... ,The yoga guru had created public furor recently ... by performing yoga and using his medicines. ,Health ... he supported the practice of yoga, the yoga guru should ...
... market in the 1960s, women generally took three weeks of ... no pills. ,“The thinking was that women would find ... having their normal menses,” says Susan Ernst, M.D., chief of ... of Michigan and clinical instructor in the Department of Obstetrics ...
... reduced pain sensitivity, a pattern that may be related ... a report. ,Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an ... a traumatic event. It is characterized by chronic arousal, ... to the event, according to background information in the ...
... revolution in the lives of lepers in China.// ,Fu ... one day to live in a leper colony and offer ... a huge difference to hundreds of lepers in south China. ... Tanshan Leper Rehabilitation Village in Gaoming district. She has devoted ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drop That Glossy, Girl! 2Health News:An End to Periods? 2Health News:An End to Periods? 3Health News:Patients With PTSD Experience Less Pain Sensitivity 2Health News:A ‘Good Samaritan’ to the Aid of Lepe 2Health News:A ‘Good Samaritan’ to the Aid of Lepe 3
(Date:8/22/2014)... N.Y. , Aug. 22, 2014  Mark ... tomography (CT) imaging facility, is using the online ... and even 5D imaging to researchers and would-be ... launched, asks "What would YOU do if you ... possibility to researchers and explorers everywhere, from elementary ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014  WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WGBS) today announced ... of common stock and warrants at a price of ... prior to deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering ... are immediately separable and will be issued separately.  The ... on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  eRelevance Corporation ( www.erelevancecorp.com ... today that it has completed integration with Nextech, ... Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practices. "Integration ... to healthcare practices using Nextech," stated Bob ... "Using information from the EMR we are able ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cornell's X-ray Imaging Lab Director Uses Kickstarter Campaign to "Democratize" Advanced 3D Imaging 2WaferGen Bio-Systems Announces Pricing of $20 Million Underwritten Offering and Uplisting to NASDAQ 2WaferGen Bio-Systems Announces Pricing of $20 Million Underwritten Offering and Uplisting to NASDAQ 3WaferGen Bio-Systems Announces Pricing of $20 Million Underwritten Offering and Uplisting to NASDAQ 4eRelevance Corporation Integrates with Nextech Electronic Medical Records 2
... 21, 2012 Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANTH ... quarter ended December 31, 2011. Financial Results: ... ended December 31, 2011 were $28.4 million, as compared to ... 12 months ended December 31, 2011, total operating expenses were ...
... Link Platform:  BNVI.PK), a pharmaceutical company focused on the ... women,s health and cancer, today announced its decision to ... the Company has decided to delay the announcement of ... 2011, previously planned for today, to a later date.  ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Anthera Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter Financial Results and Provides Clinical Progress Update 2Anthera Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter Financial Results and Provides Clinical Progress Update 3Anthera Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter Financial Results and Provides Clinical Progress Update 4Anthera Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter Financial Results and Provides Clinical Progress Update 5Anthera Pharmaceuticals Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter Financial Results and Provides Clinical Progress Update 6Bionovo Announces Decision to Explore Strategic Options and to Delay Announcement of Financial Results for 2011 2Bionovo Announces Decision to Explore Strategic Options and to Delay Announcement of Financial Results for 2011 3
HME w/bacterial viral filter w/CO2...
Indications For Usage: ,Infant (recommended tidal volume 20-70ml), single patient use on anesthetized patients and respiratory care patients who require a breathing circuit. The product is intended ...
... The Portex® Thermovent® T helps provide protection to ... is small and extremely lightweight making it ideal ... With a high rate of heat and moisture ... retention., ,All HMEs and filters have ISO ...
... The Portex® Thermovent® T helps provide protection to ... is small and extremely lightweight making it ideal ... With a high rate of heat and moisture ... retention., ,All HMEs and filters have ISO ...
Medicine Products: