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How does pediatric anesthesiology differ from adult anesthesiology?

Patricia Bartley Daniele
Ambulatory Care

Although adult and pediatric anesthesiology is influenced by weight, it is critical for pediatric anesthesiologists to precisely dose medications by a child's weight. Additionally, there are structural differences between adults and children that influence airway management, treatment, and complications.  

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