Awake: FDA Approved Anesthesiology Tool Won’t Help You Forget Surgery

Did you see that movie “Awake” with Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen? The story focuses on a man who suffers “anesthetic awareness” and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. Well an FDA approved device called a bispectral index for anesthesiologists to use that is supposed to prevent this problem turns out to not work at all according to a new study…

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