Recent animal studies have shown that commonly used anesthetic agents may have serious neurotoxic effects on the developing brain. To assess whether the experimental animal data can be applied to humans, professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics, and colleagues at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health and the Columbia University School of Nursing, conducted a analysis of a cohort of children born in the New York State Medicaid program between 1999 and 2000.
‘Since the subjects were taken from a Medicaid population, is a limitation of the data , the demographic factors of this group vary from the general population, the increased risk of developmental and behavioral problems in children exposed to anesthesia can not be completely due to demographic factors. Or confounding health factors such as premature birth or low birth weight can be explained. ‘.. Over a period of 4 years, 625 children aged three to general anesthesia as part as part of uncomplicated hernias. When on a sample of fifth 000 children with no history of anesthesia exposure compared, the children were twice as likely to be exposed to anesthetics is diagnosed with a developmental or behavioral disorders.– The number of for kids and adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus revealed by Dr. Of Asian / Pacific region Rangers were obese as well as 14 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 11 percent of the Hispanics.