Zoom Talk by Prof. Dr. Hans Sievertsen

Vorschaubild Hans Sievertsen

ANTIBIOTICS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SUBSEQUENT COGNITIVE SKILLS

April 23, 2021, 10:00 h
 

Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs for children. However, they may have side effects with long-run implications. Recent evidence based on animal experiments suggests that usage at early ages can adversely affect the development of cognitive skills. Prof. Sievertsen and his colleagues use Danish population-wide administrative data to link early-childhood antibiotic use to school test results. Idiosyncratic variation across GPs in their propensity to prescribe antibiotics enables us to identify effects on cognition in a medically meaningful range.
Prof. Sievertsen and team find significant adverse effects that are not related to other patterns in GP behavior. Results are corroborated by sibling fixed-effects analyses.

Zoom-Link: https://uzh.zoom.us/j/91059948451?pwd=Yy9PNXJyVS9iWDJFc0l3SlhUOXJ1Zz09

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