A Population-based Study Evaluating the Association Between Surgery in Early Life and Child Development at Primary School Entry

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Abstract

(Anesthesiology. 2016;125:272–279)

Surgery in childhood warrants the administration of anesthetics or sedatives. Earlier studies have indicated a significant correlation between anesthetic exposure in childhood and neurodevelopment, as evaluated by academic performance indicators or behavioral outcomes. The present population-based cohort study aimed to analyze the impact of anesthesia and surgery in early childhood on child development.

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