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F.D.A. to Study Whether Anesthesia Poses Cognitive Risks in Young Children

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - Mar• 15•11

This is concerning but not at all clear. Most children who need surgery seem to do fine, but it is reasonable to do a study…

“A federal panel will meet on Thursday to evaluate growing concerns about whether anesthesia in young children, used in millions of surgical procedures, can in some cases lead to cognitive problems or learning disabilities.”

F.D.A. to Study Whether Anesthesia Poses Cognitive Risks in Young Children

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