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2022 Mar 01

Anesth Analg



The Perioperative Use of Benzodiazepines for Major Orthopedic Surgery in the United States.


Cozowicz C, Zhong H, Illescas A, Athanassoglou V, Poeran J, Reichel J F, Poultsides LA, Liu J, Memtsoudis SG
Anesth Analg. 2022 Mar 01; 134(3):486-495.
PMID: 35180165.


Despite numerous indications for perioperative benzodiazepine use, associated risks may be exacerbated in elderly and comorbid patients. In the absence of national utilization data, we aimed to describe utilization patterns using national claims data from total hip/knee arthroplasty patients (THA/TKA), an increasingly older and vulnerable surgical population.