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Melatonin for pre-medication in children: a systematic review

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Background: Melatonin’s effectiveness as an anxiolytic medication has been confirmed in adults; however, its efficacy in a paediatric population is unclear. A number of small studies have assessed its use in children as a pre-operative anxiolytic, with conflicting results.

Methods: We undertook a systematic review of pre-operative melatonin use in children. Four databases (MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12887-022-03149-w

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4054-5975
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Pediatrics More from this journal
Volume:
22
Article number:
107
Publication date:
2022-02-24
Acceptance date:
2022-02-02
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EISSN:
1471-2431
Pmid:
35209863
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1242405
Local pid:
pubs:1242405
Deposit date:
2022-11-12

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