Colic

Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Pediatrics

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although many publications have documented the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in children and adolescents, most have lacked the scientific rigor to establish clear benefits over so-called conventional medicine. We reviewed the literature published in the past year to identify the types of CAM most often studied in children, the variety of conditions to which these modalities are applied, and the methodologies used in the articles exploring the most prevalent CAM modalities.

Author(s): 
Snyder, John
Brown, Patrick
Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Pediatrics

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although many publications have documented the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in children and adolescents, most have lacked the scientific rigor to establish clear benefits over so-called conventional medicine. We reviewed the literature published in the past year to identify the types of CAM most often studied in children, the variety of conditions to which these modalities are applied, and the methodologies used in the articles exploring the most prevalent CAM modalities.

Author(s): 
Snyder, John
Brown, Patrick
Publication Title: 
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

BACKGROUND: About 10% of newborn babies have infantile colic which means that they cry more than 3 hours per day. The baby's crying risks disturbing the early parent-child interaction. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to illuminate the meaning of being a parent of a baby with infantile colic. DESIGN: An inductive qualitative interview study.

Author(s): 
Landgren, Kajsa
Hallstrˆm, Inger
Publication Title: 
Postgraduate Medical Journal

Emergency ward physicians are presented daily with patients in pain. Provisions of safe, quick pain control remains one of their major duties. Hypnosis can be used as an effective adjunct or substitute for analgesic medications when these drugs prove to be ineffective or contraindicated. Four such illustrative cases of attempted pain control are presented. The psychological foundations of pain and its assessment are discussed. The emergency ward physician can obtain facility in hypnotic techniques with only modest training.

Author(s): 
Deltito, J. A.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Nursing Practice

The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a possible treatment for this condition. This research was carried out on a group of 40 infants between 2 and 6 weeks of age with a gestational age of 38-42 weeks and normal development and growth. All the infants weighed between 2500 and 4000 g at birth and all exhibited the signs of colic. Infants in the treatment group received abdominal massage by their mothers using lavender oil, while those in the control group were not subject to an intervention.

Author(s): 
�etinkaya, Beng�
Ba?bakkal, Z�mr�t
Publication Title: 
Journal of Endourology / Endourological Society

PURPOSE: To determine whether vibration massage influences the results of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) in patients with lower caliceal stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred three patients with lower caliceal stones were entered in the study. Patients were divided into two groups that received either SWL alone (Group A, N = 52) or with vibration massage (Group B, N = 51). There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in stone size, duration of follow-up, or patient age.

Author(s): 
Koşar, A.
Oztürk, A.
Serel, T. A.
Akkuş, S.
Unal, O. S.
Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Pediatrics

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although many publications have documented the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in children and adolescents, most have lacked the scientific rigor to establish clear benefits over so-called conventional medicine. We reviewed the literature published in the past year to identify the types of CAM most often studied in children, the variety of conditions to which these modalities are applied, and the methodologies used in the articles exploring the most prevalent CAM modalities.

Author(s): 
Snyder, John
Brown, Patrick
Publication Title: 
Italian Journal of Pediatrics

Infantile colic is one of the major challenges of parenthood. It is one of the common reasons parents seek medical advice during their child's first 3 months of life. It is defined as paroxysms of crying lasting more than 3 hours a day, occurring more than 3 days in any week for 3 weeks in a healthy baby aged 2 weeks to 4 months. Colic is a poorly understood phenomenon affecting up to 30% of babies, underlying organic causes of excessive crying account for less than 5%.

Author(s): 
Kheir, Abdelmoneim E. M.
Publication Title: 
Current Opinion in Pediatrics

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although many publications have documented the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in children and adolescents, most have lacked the scientific rigor to establish clear benefits over so-called conventional medicine. We reviewed the literature published in the past year to identify the types of CAM most often studied in children, the variety of conditions to which these modalities are applied, and the methodologies used in the articles exploring the most prevalent CAM modalities.

Author(s): 
Snyder, John
Brown, Patrick
Publication Title: 
Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society

BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal spasms and cramps are common in children as well as in adults. Alternative medical practices such as chiropractice and homeopathy are becoming increasingly popular in Europe and the USA. The effectiveness and tolerability of the homeopathic preparation Spascupreel was compared with that of hyoscine butylbromide treatment in children <12 years of age. METHODS: An observational cohort study in 204 children <12 years was conducted over a 1 week treatment period.

Author(s): 
Müller-Krampe, Brigitte
Oberbaum, Menachen
Klein, Peter
Weiser, Michael

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