The article ‘Preoperative oral granisetron for the prevention of vomiting following paediatric surgery’ by Fujii Y, Tanaka H, published in Pediatric Anesthesia 2002 Mar; 12 (3): 267–271 [1] and online at, is being retracted as a result of: (i) overwhelming evidence of fabrication in Dr Fujii's studies, related to the fact that the distributions of many variables reported in these studies could not have occurred by chance [2, 3]; and (ii) the inability of Dr Fujii's institution (Toride Kyodo General Hospital) to attest to the integrity of the study and/or its data, or ethical approval, conducted under its auspices, as set out in the Joint Editors-in-Chief Request for Determination of April 9, 2012 [4].


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