adverse effects

Anesthesia protocols and adverse eventsPatients worry about anesthesia-related adverse effects. Researchers recently investigated how intravenous anesthesia compares to traditional inhalational anesthesia.
How risky is anesthesia for young children?Growing concern about the effects of general anesthesia on brain development in infants and young children has prompted a call for more research and a warning to parents and physicians to take into account the potential risks when considering surgery for children aged younger than 3 years.
Study to examine laxative use in childrenThe US Food and Drug Administration has awarded a research grant to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to study the safety of an adult laxative commonly used in children.
Adverse effects of montelukast examined by FDA's Pediatric Advisory CommitteeAt its late September meeting, the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PAC) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it’s time to remind healthcare professionals that Singulair (montelukast) may have adverse effects on mental and behavioral functions.