CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care 2018; 05(01): 3-7
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1618323
Review Article
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Pediatric Neurotoxicity of Anesthetic Agents: Are We too Worried or too Little?

Rashmi Bhatt
Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
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Puneet Khanna
Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
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Publication Date:
09 February 2018 (online)

Abstract

The debate on possible neurocognitive adverse effects of anesthetic agents refuses to cease. As evidence builds up, both for and against the debate, a conclusion evades us. More human studies on the subject have now been carried out, and yet we do not have a consensus. In this review, we attempt to relook at the existing evidence, as well as examine some new information as we pursue a greater understanding of this complex matter.