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Early anesthesia exposure not tied to adverse neurological outcomes
2/18/2019

Australian researchers found that babies who underwent general anesthesia for a median of 54 minutes had similar full-scale intelligence quotient scores at age 5 compared with those who received regional anesthesia. The findings in The Lancet also showed that performance, verbal and processing speed composite scores, as well as other behavioral or neurocognitive outcomes, were similar between the groups.

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