I just wanted to share this with our readers even with it having no effect on anesthesia.
By Amy Orciari Herman
Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD
A large study in the Annals of Internal Medicine adds to the evidence showing no association between measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism diagnosis.
Researchers used Danish health registries to follow nearly 660,000 children born between 1999 and 2010. The autism diagnosis rate was roughly 130 per 100,000 person-years. After multivariable adjustment, MMR vaccination was not associated with increased risk for autism (hazard ratio, 0.93). This held true in all higher-risk subgroups, including children who had siblings with autism.
The researchers also looked at autism risk during individual 1-year periods after MMR vaccination. No period was associated with increased risk.
The researchers conclude, “The study strongly supports that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination.”