Does anesthesia hurt babies' brains? Why translational research is important (and difficult)

Does anesthesia hurt babies' brains? Why translational research is important (and difficult)

In this Mayo Clinic Grand Rounds presentation, David O. Warner, M.D., explores the importance of translational research in the impact of anesthesia on young children's brains. His focus includes:

  • The effects of exposure to anesthesia on the neurodevelopment of animals
  • Current evidence regarding how exposure of young children to anesthesia and surgery affects neurodevelopment
  • Major challenges to translating results between animals and humans in this area

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