Complete handover of intraoperative anesthesia care is associated with an increased risk of adverse postoperative outcomes among adults undergoing major surgery.
Increased anesthesia duration linked to significantly increased rates of surgical complications, especially the need for postoperative transfusion.
Despite lower reported effectiveness for labor pain, the degree of patient satisfaction in women who received nitrous oxide is similar to that of women who received neuraxial modalities.
Postoperative cognitive decline less evident in elderly males, researchers say.
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