Anesthesia drugs, immunity, and long-term outcome.

  title={Anesthesia drugs, immunity, and long-term outcome.},
  author={Jay A Homburger and Steffen E Meiler},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={19 4},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW We provide an overview of the immunological effects of commonly used anesthetic drugs and highlight their potential impact on long-term outcome after surgery. RECENT FINDINGS Clinical trials provide preliminary evidence that the perioperative process can influence long-term patient outcome. Immunology may begin to elucidate the biology of this safety concern and open new therapeutic opportunities. In this context, awareness of the immunological properties of drugs… CONTINUE READING

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