Anesthesia in Neonatal Cardiac Surgery

C. Philip Larson, Jerrold Lerman, Frederick A. Burrows, Leo I. Stemp, Helmuth Mentzel, Robert D. Truog, James C. Fackler, Colin Baigent, Richard Peto, N. Marlow, M. Ward-Platt, A. M. Weindling, A. Aynsley-Green, K. J.S. Anand, Paul R. Hickey, Mark C. Rogers

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To the Editor: The thrust of the study by Anand and Hickey (Jan. 2 issue)* is that the use of deep levels of anesthesia and postoperative analgesia is safer and results in improved outcome in critically ill infants more often than the use of lighter levels of anesthesia and analgesia. Although that concept may be true, it is in no way validated by the study by Anand and Hickey. This is a study of two concurrent phenomena — light versus deep anesthesia and halothane, ketamine, morphine, and diazepam versus sufentanil and fentanyl — and it is impossible to distinguish the…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 9 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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