Anasth Intensivther Notfallmed 1990 Dec;25(6):396-8
Kinderkrankenhaus der Stadt Köln, Abteilung für Kinderanästhesie und operative Kinderintensivmedizin.
Infants who had been originally preterm are subject to a particularly high risk after surgical interventions involving anaesthesia, due to a tendency to experience disturbance of respiratory regulation. Of a total of 130 originally preterm infants who had to undergo anaesthesia for so-called minor surgery, respiratory anomalies were seen in 66%, 48%, 10% and 7% of the infants in the age groups of 40, 50, 60 and 80 weeks after conception, respectively. Therapeutic measures were necessary only in patients up to a post-conceptional age of 40 to 50 weeks, the respective incidences being 24% and 20%. Read More