Melatonin for pre-medication in children : a systematic review

Mellor, K., Papaioannou, D., Thomason, A. et al. (4 more authors) (2022) Melatonin for pre-medication in children : a systematic review. BMC Pediatrics, 22 (1). 107.



  • Mellor, K.
  • Papaioannou, D.
  • Thomason, A.
  • Bolt, R.
  • Evans, C.
  • Wilson, M.
  • Deery, C.
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Keywords: Melatonin; Children; Pre-medication; Surgery; Anxiety
  • Accepted: 2 February 2022
  • Published (online): 24 February 2022
  • Published: 24 February 2022
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Dentistry (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Depositing User: Symplectic Sheffield
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2022 12:00
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 12:00
Status: Published
Publisher: BioMed Central
Refereed: Yes
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