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Can anesthesia cause addiction?

Addiction has both psychological and physical components. Many sedatives, such as benzodiazepines (e.g. lorazepam or diazepam), do have a potential for both. Physically, it takes more than one ...
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What is daily sedation interruption for ventilated patients?

Yes, daily sedation interruption means a break in giving the sedation therapy. According to a 2014 Cochrane review: Daily sedation interruption versus no daily sedation interruption for critically ...
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Is death due to drug-induced respiratory arrest painful?

If you think of committing suicide, you can find help here: 1-800-273-8255 No, it is not painful. In fact, opiates and and benzodiazepines are used for assisted suicide and for Palliative medicine. ...
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Restless Legs Syndrome treatment

Restless Legs Syndrome (a.k.a. Willis-Ekbom Disease) is not rare! What it is is woefully under-diagnosed. Not that you asked, but, although estimates of prevalence vary widely depending on the ...
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Why is it called Conscious Sedation?

The definitions of conscious sedation and procedural sedation certainly blend through one another, but typically "conscious sedation" means the patient appears conscious to the provider or bystander, ...
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