Intervention Review

Preoperative fasting for preventing perioperative complications in children

  1. Marian C Brady1,*,
  2. Sue Kinn2,
  3. Valerie Ness3,
  4. Keith O'Rourke4,
  5. Navdeep Randhawa4,
  6. Pauline Stuart5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

Assessed as up-to-date: 3 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005285.pub2

How to Cite

Brady MC, Kinn S, Ness V, O'Rourke K, Randhawa N, Stuart P. Preoperative fasting for preventing perioperative complications in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD005285. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005285.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Glasgow Caledonian University, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, Glasgow, UK

  2. 2

    Department for International Development (DFID), Central Research Department, Glasgow, UK

  3. 3

    Glasgow Caledonian University, NMAHP/ School of Nursing, Midwifery & Community Health, Glasgow, UK

  4. 4

    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  5. 5

    Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Department of Anaesthesia, Glasgow, UK

*Marian C Brady, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA, UK.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 7 OCT 2009


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