Anesthesia may decrease memory, cognitive skills in adults 70+...

Aug 17, 2018 by

A study published in the British Journal of Anesthesia has found that in adults over 70, anesthesia may decrease memory and cognitive skills....

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General anesthesia may harm brain development

Oct 4, 2017 by

A general anesthetic called isoflurane has been found to interfere with the developing brain and therefore should be avoided whenever possible in pregnant women and kids under 3....

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Ketamine (an anesthetic) can negatively impact children’s cognitive skills...

Sep 1, 2013 by

Often used as a pediatric anesthesia, Ketamine can adversely affect the brains of children under 3, especially if it’s a long surgery or multiple surgeries. Specifically, it harms learning and memory, as well as behavior....

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