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Some common sedatives could negatively affect the brain

Oct. 1, 2007, 1:45 PM

Doctors say it is a massive public health problem – very sick patients in intensive care may get better, but their brains suffer from delirium, an acute brain dysfunction – very likely caused by the care they got in intensive care. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, say their new study could change the course of millions of lives. Barb Cramer has the story.

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