Anesthesia increases risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in patients with genetic predisposition

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 16:42 in Health & Medicine

The use of repetitive anesthesia with isoflurane (one of the most common anesthetics by inhalation) increases the risk of developing changes similar to those observed in AD brains in mice with mutations of the amyloid precursor protein. This is the main conclusion of Spanish researchers coordinated by Doctors Maria Angeles Mena and Justo Garcia de Yebenes, from Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red de Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas. The work has been published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

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