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The simple truth is that anesthesia is a poison that must be administered with extreme care. canada goose factory sale It makes surgery cheap Canada Goose possible but let no one underestimate its dangers. This one of the reasons that anesthesiologists have some of the highest insurance costs; sometime they make mistakes and kill people. In no way am I suggesting that anesthesia not be used, but everyone should understand that it takes great care to use it on patients. Can it affect children more than adults? Due a child smaller body, there exists a smaller variance in dose between what is safe and necessary and what is dangerous. So I am not surprised that children might have Canada Goose sale a higher fatality injury/death during surgery. However without anesthesia, canada goose black friday sale most surgery would be impossible.
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As an adult who has undergone several surgeries with general anesthesia I do not find this study surprising at all. I always feel like my brain has been for several weeks after surgery. I have often wondered what the lasting influence is and feel that it is hard to imagine there is none. When my daughter had several procedures with a general at a young age I spoke to her pediatrician about this and was assured it was not an issue and found this very surprising. I hope more research will be done to get to the bottom of the issue and assist parents and doctors with information for informed decisions.