Consensus Statement on the Use of Anesthetics and Sedatives in Children
Each year, millions of young children require surgery and other procedures for serious or life-threatening medical conditions or to improve their quality of life. Anesthetic and sedative drugs are widely used to help ensure the safety, health, and comfort of children undergoing these procedures.
PATIENT SAFETY EDUCATION RESEARCH FUND
SPA Commitment to Inclusion
The Board and leadership of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia feel at this time that it is important to emphasize the Society’s commitment to inclusion, mutual respect and professionalism as values that are central to our mission. The Society, its leaders, management and members condemn any and all racist, ethnic and or gender discrimination of any kind. Statements not reflective of these values represent an unacceptable distraction from our mission to advance the safety and quality of anesthetic care, perioperative management, and alleviation of pain in children.
Randall Flick, MD, MPH
CURRENT SPA NEWS
at 2 years of age after general anaesthesia and awake-regional anaesthesia in infancy (GAS): an international multicentre, randomised controlled trial
Preclinical data suggest that general anaesthetics affect brain development. There is mixed evidence from cohort studies that young children exposed to anaesthesia can have an increased risk of poor neurodevelopmental outcome. We aimed to establish whether general anaesthesia in infancy has any effect on neurodevelopmental outcome. Here we report the secondary outcome of neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of age in the General Anaesthesia compared to Spinal anaesthesia (GAS) trial.
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