June 2019. Volume 15. Number 2

Melatonin improves some aspects of sleep in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Abdelgadir IS, Gordon MA, Akobeng AK. Melatonin for the management of sleep problems in children with neurodevelopmental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Dis Child. 2018;103:1155-62.

Reviewers: Flores Villar S1, Molina Arias M2.
1Área de Hospitalización Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario Mutuaterrassa. Barcelona. España.
2Servicio de Gastroenterología. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Sergio Flores Villar. Email: sflores@mutuaterrassa.es
Reception date: 14/06/2019
Acceptance date: 18/06/2019
Publication date: 26/06/2019

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: melatonin seems safe and effective in improving sleep in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. The quality of the evidence is limited due to the heterogeneity and inconsistency, so more studies are needed.

Reviewers’ commentary: although evidence is limited, melatonin may be a safe and effective therapeutic option to improve sleep disturbances in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

How to cite this article

Flores Villar S, Molina Arias M. La melatonina mejora algunos aspectos del sueño en niños con trastornos del neurodesarrollo. Evid Pediatr. 2019;15:26.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Abdelgadir IS, Gordon MA, Akobeng AK. Melatonin for the management of sleep problems in children with neurodevelopmental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Dis Child. 2018;103:1155-62.

Reviewers: Flores Villar S1, Molina Arias M2.
1Área de Hospitalización Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario Mutuaterrassa. Barcelona. España.
2Servicio de Gastroenterología. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Sergio Flores Villar. Email: sflores@mutuaterrassa.es
Reception date: 14/06/2019
Acceptance date: 18/06/2019
Publication date: 26/06/2019

How to cite this article

Flores Villar S, Molina Arias M. La melatonina mejora algunos aspectos del sueño en niños con trastornos del neurodesarrollo. Evid Pediatr. 2019;15:26.

26/06/2019

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