Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Anesthesia and Cognitive Performance in Children: No Evidence for a Causal Relationship. Are The Conclusions Justified By The Data? Response to Bartels et al., 2009

By All P. Flick, Robert T. Wilder, Juraj Sprung, Slavica K. Katusic, Robert Voigt, Robert Colligan, Darrell R. Schroeder, Amy L. Weaver and David O. Warner

Abstract

We have read with great interest the paper authored by Bartels et. al. (2009) and appreciate the opportunity to comment. We recognize and applaud the efforts of the authors to provide additional insight into what we believe to be among the most pressing issues facing the anesthetic care of children around the world. As was discussed extensively in our recent publication (Wilder et al., 2009), we share the authors concern that any association between early exposure to anesthetic agents and the subsequent development of learning disabilities is potentially related to comorbidity rather than anesthetic exposure per se. Nonetheless, we believe the author’s conclusion that ‘…there is no evidence for a causal relationship between anesthesia administration and later learningrelate

Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:CiteSeerX.psu:10.1.1.160.80
Provided by: CiteSeerX
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/v... (external link)
  • http://www.tweelingenregister.... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.