Sedatives Health News

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Article Title
4/10/2017
Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients

Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

2/13/2017
Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain

Psychiatrist cautions doctors and patients to consider risks and benefits of each drug

5/27/2016
Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

Study found those who listened to relaxing tunes before procedure needed less sedation

5/10/2016
Can the Anesthetic Ketamine Ease Suicidal Thoughts?

A small study found that the drug worked quickly in people with major depression

2/18/2016
Fatal Overdoses Rising From Sedatives Like Valium, Xanax

When combined with narcotics, these drugs can be lethal, researcher says

10/15/2015
Doctors' Prescribing Practices Key to Curbing Painkiller Abuse: CDC

Small number write most narcotic prescriptions, study finds

6/1/2015
Do Certain Medicines Raise Murder Risk?

European study of homicides finds antidepressants not strongly linked to violence, but painkillers may be

3/3/2015
Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia

Experts say trend in U.S. is not to give patients these calming meds before procedure

8/8/2014
Sleep Woes for Astronauts May Pose Risks in Space: Study

Many not getting enough rest, and widespread use of sleeping pills could impair ability to perform duties

4/22/2014
Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study

Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

4/18/2014
Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients

Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

3/7/2014
Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives

Frequent use of these powerful drugs along with narcotic painkillers may explain more medication deaths

5/20/2013
Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients

Those who heard well-loved tunes in study needed less sedation medicine

12/6/2012
Sedatives May Raise Pneumonia Risk

Study found benzodiazepines, used for anxiety and sleep, also boosted chances of dying from pneumonia

6/19/2012
More Mental Health Woes in College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs

Large study found association was strongest with painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin

5/10/2011
Shortage of Anesthetics Reported

98% of anesthesiologists had trouble obtaining at least one drug within past year, survey finds

4/27/2011
No Long-Term Effects Seen From Anesthesia in Infancy

Study offers reassurance for parents of babies who need surgery, but more research urged

3/30/2011
Obesity Could Raise Risks of General Anesthesia

Serious airway complications 2 to 4 times more likely among heaviest patients, study finds

1/28/2011
Will Loss of Lethal Injection Drug Harm Surgical Patients?

Experts note Pentothal safer anesthesia than newer alternatives for some

12/29/2010
Researchers Find Links Between Sleep, Anesthesia and Coma

Each might shed light on the other, study authors report

12/29/2010
Anesthesiologists Spreading Germs During Surgery: Study

Expert calls for more compliance with hand-washing guidelines before operations

8/9/2010
Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube

In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

8/3/2010
Certified Nurse Anesthetists Can Safely Go Solo, Study Suggests

No higher risk of death, complications when they worked unsupervised, research found

7/28/2010
Anesthesia's Role in Hip, Knee Replacement Infections Studied

Greater risk noted in patients who had general versus spinal/epidural method, researchers say

6/25/2010
'Rotten Eggs' Gas Might Cut Inflammation in Ventilated Patients

In mouse study, low doses of hydrogen sulfide reduced organ damage, study found

4/6/2010
Prescription Drug Abuse Sending More to Hospitals

Overdoses of painkillers and sedatives up 65 percent in U.S., study finds

1/29/2010
Sedation Linked to Longer Stay in ICU

More days on mechanical ventilation another drawback for sedated patients, study finds

1/19/2010
Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge

Obese patients can take steps to minimize risk, experts say

4/21/2009
Organ Failure, Sedative Use in ICU May Lead to Depression

Study examines why people suffer mood disorder after discharge

2/2/2009
Newer Sedative May Reduce Delirium in ICU Patients

Dexmedetomidine might become a new standard of care, researcher says

12/12/2007
Cancer Patients Hold Fast to Belief That Opioids Mean Death

Docs need to educate that drugs such as morphine are more than just a last resort

12/11/2007
Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators

Preliminary study finds dexmedetomidine caused less delirium