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2021 Dec 07

Br J Anaesth

Association of labour epidural analgesia with neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring: a Danish population-based cohort study.


Ren T, Zhang J, Yu Y, Pedersen LH, Wang H, Li F, Henriksen TB, Li J
Br J Anaesth. 2021 Dec 07.
PMID: 34893316.


Whether labour epidural analgesia impacts risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring is unsettled, raising public and scientific concerns. We explored the association between maternal labour epidural analgesia and autism spectrum disorder, and specific developmental disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disability, and epilepsy in offspring.