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Anaesthetic Use in Children Could Cause Learning Difficulties

by Savitha C Muppala on August 22, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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 Anaesthetic Use in Children Could Cause Learning Difficulties

It is important that parents understand the inherent risks connected to anaesthetizing their children, after research has shown an increased risk of learning difficulties with its use.

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anesthetists say that children below three years of age who have undergone a surgery with an anesthetic, carry the risk of having problems with their language and concepts by age 10. 

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"What we found is that children who had surgery involving an anesthetic under the age of three were nearly twice as likely to develop either a language disorder or problems with abstract concepts," researchers said.

These findings are not conclusive to inspire a change in medical practice, and certainly needs more research.



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