Perioperative Gabapentin Use and In-Hospital Adverse Clinical Events Among Older Adults After Major Surgery

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“In this cohort study of 237 872 propensity score–matched adults aged 65 years or older, perioperative gabapentin users had significantly increased risk of delirium, new antipsychotic use, and pneumonia compared with nonusers after major surgery.”

“This study suggests that careful risk-benefit assessment is needed before prescribing gabapentin for perioperative pain management to older patients.”

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