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Deep Sedation and General Anaesthesia in Young Children: Safety and Guidelines

Last updated: June 4, 2015
Project Number: RB0871-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the safety of deep sedation or general anaesthesia in young children?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the repeated use of deep sedation or general anaesthesia in young children?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews and five non-randomized studies were identified regarding the safety of deep sedation or general anaesthesia in young children.