Autistic and developmental disorders after general anaesthetic delivery
Author(s): Hattori R, et al.
Reference: Lancet 1991; 337 : 1357-1358 (letter)
Place of Study: Japan
Abstract: Children born in a certain hospital in Japan were more at risk of becoming autistic. In this hospital children were usually delivered by the 'Kitasato University method' which is characterised by a complex combination of sedatives, anaesthetic agents and analgesics together with a planned delivery induced by oxytocin or prostaglandins a week before the expected date of delivery.
Keyword(s): autism, Kitasato University method, labour induction, obstetric analgesia, obstetric medication, oxytocin
See Also: 0008, 0033