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Anesthesiology researchers have shown that a device approved by the Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk that patients will recall their surgery does not lower the risk of the problem, known as intraoperative awareness, any more than a less expensive method.
For years, it has been widely assumed that older adults may experience memory loss and other cognitive problems following surgery.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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