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Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes

Researchers examined the correlation between surgical procedures that require general anesthesia before primary school entry and child development in a retrospective sibling-matched cohort study, including sibling pairs aged 5 to 6 years with the same birth mother.

AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency

The AMA will urge the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Homeland Security to examine drug shortages as a national security initiative in response to hazards that pose a threat to the resilience of drug production.

Children Can Drink Clear Fluids Until 1 Hour Before Anesthesia

Increased thirst and irritability are reported with prolonged fasting period, as well as detrimental physiological and metabolic effects. No increased risk of pulmonary aspiration was reported with a 1-hour clear fluid policy and studies demonstrated that the stomach was empty.

Dexmedetomidine Cuts γ-Aminobutyric Acid Receptor Function

The researchers found that dexmedetomidine reduced the etomidate-induced sustained increase in α5 γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor cell-surface expression (etomidate: 146.4 ± 51.6%; etomidate + dexmedetomidine: 118.4 ± 39.1% of control).