Premedication with clonidine is superior to benzodiazepines. A meta analysis of published studies

@article{Dahmani2010PremedicationWC,
  title={Premedication with clonidine is superior to benzodiazepines. A meta analysis of published studies},
  author={Souhayl Dahmani and Christopher Brasher and Ida Stany and Jonathan Golmard and Alia Skhiri and B{\'e}atrice Bruneau and Yves Nivoche and Isabelle Constant and Isabelle Murat},
  journal={Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={54}
}
Background: Premedication is considered important in pediatric anesthesia. Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used premedication agents. Clonidine, an α2 adrenoceptor agonist, is gaining popularity among anesthesiologists. The goal of the present study was to perform a meta‐analysis of studies comparing premedication with clonidine to Benzodiazepines. 
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