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

Gabapentin has been increasingly used as part of a multimodal analgesia regimen to reduce opioid use in perioperative pain management. In this cohort study of 237,872 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.

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