Anesthesia and the developing brain.

@article{Aker2015AnesthesiaAT,
  title={Anesthesia and the developing brain.},
  author={John Aker and Robert I. Block and Chuck Biddle},
  journal={AANA journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={139-47}
}
Despite the profound evolution in the safety and efficacy of neonatal and pediatric anesthesia, questions remain concerning the long-term neurotoxic and neurocognitive effects of the drugs used in anesthetic care. A variety of prospective animal models and retrospective human studies exist that inconsistently demonstrate a detrimental effect of early life exposure to anesthetic drugs and subsequent learning performance. Limitations associated with both non-human and human observational studies… CONTINUE READING

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