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Anesthesia, Infants, and Neurodevelopment - A Landmark Study


Background: Substantial laboratory data exist that describe how general anesthetics can alter brain development in young animals. Some human cohort and epidemiological studies have found conflicting results regarding an association between anesthetic exposure in infancy/early childhood and long-term effects on cognitive development. The cohort studies are weak evidence because they have a high risk of bias and cannot control for many confounding factors. Objective: This article is more...
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