New Cochrane Reports on Pre-operative Treatments and Antidepressant Treatment

A new Cochrane meta-analysis examined 13 trials of pre-operative smoking cessation treatment.  Intensive treatment (e.g. 4 sessions prior to surgery plus medications) increased abstinence at the time of surgery (OR = 10.8) and long-term cessation after the surgery (OR = 3.0). Brief treatment increased abstinence slightly at the time of surgery (OR = 1.3) but […]

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