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Featuring: Spinal anesthesia for pediatric urological surgery: Reducing the theoretic neurotoxic effects of general anesthesia

Published:September 16, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.09.007
      In August, the Pediatric Urology Journal Club discussed spinal anesthesia (SA) as an alternative to general anesthesia (GA) for outpatient pediatric urologic surgery [
      • Whitaker E.E.
      • Wiemann B.Z.
      • DaJusta D.G.
      • Alpert S.A.
      • Ching C.B.
      • McLeod D.J.
      • et al.
      Spinal anesthesia for pediatric urological surgery: reducing the theoretic neurotoxic effects of general anesthesia.
      ]. Authors Emmett Whitaker (@ewhitakermd), Daniel DaJusta (@DanDaJusta), Seth Alpert (@salpert93) and Venkata Jayanthi (@NCHUrology) joined the discussion.
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