This editorial discusses recent government warnings on anesthesia in pregnant women and young children, the latest findings from clinical trials, unanswered questions about anesthesia and its association to neurotoxicity, and new directions in pediatric anesthesia neurotoxicity research. The authors praise Moser et al for their “unique contribution to the literature,” “exclusive focus on extremely premature infants,” and “rigor in adjusting for and measuring confounding variables.” Moser et al’s study “reminds us to continue to explore all avenues to apply primum non nocere (do no harm) to the very best of our individual and collective abilities.”
Bailey & Whyte.
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia December 2022
Editorial in response to this original research paper.