Anesthesia May Put Kids at Risk for Learning Disabilities

Posted on October 4th, 2011 by

It's not often that infants need multiple surgeries in the first two years of life, but for those who do, there may be long-terms risks associated with visits to the operating room, a new study finds. In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, Dr. Randall Flick and his colleagues at the Mayo Clinic report that infants who undergo multiple surgical procedures before age 2 may show developmental problems that go beyond the risks of the procedures themselves.

TIME, Alice Park, 10/4/11 

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Tags: Anesthesiology, Pediatrics

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