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Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 — Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics. James D. O’Leary, M.D., from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and colleagues examined the correlation between […]

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Preparing for Outpatient or “Day” Surgery

Preparing for surgery can feel overwhelming or scary if you don’t know what to expect. You may have some unanswered questions and worries that make you feel this way. Knowing what to expect will help you feel less nervous and more in control. Be sure to get specific questions answered by your health care provider(s). […]

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Anesthesia, surgery linked to decline in memory and thinking

In adults over 70, exposure to general anesthesia and surgery is associated with a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The study analyzed nearly 2,000 participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging and found that exposure to anesthesia after age 70 was linked to long-term changes in […]