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Deutsches Ärzteblatt International

BACKGROUND: The German-language recommendations for the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) have been revised by an expert committee. Major aspects of this revision are presented here in the form of an evidence-based review article. METHODS: The literature was systematically reviewed with the goal of revising the existing recommendations. New evidence-based recommendations for the management of PONV were developed, approved by consensus, and graded according to the scheme of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN).

Rüsch, Dirk
Eberhart, Leopold H. J.
Wallenborn, Jan
Kranke, Peter
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of TCM massage on difficulty in falling asleep, waking during night and other sleep disorder of infants. METHODS: The 51 outpatients were treated by basic recipe for massage treatment and modified recipe according to syndromes. RESULTS: The total Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) score 3.2800 +/- 1.5784 after treatment is lower than 9.2400 +/- 1.4286 before treatment (P < 0.01), there is statistical difference in AIS scores before and after treatment. CONCLUSION: TCM massage can remarkably improve sleep condition of infants with dyssomnia.

Dong, Hong-Ying
Wang, Wei
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The European journal of health economics: HEPAC: health economics in prevention and care

BACKGROUND: Health economists have largely ignored complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as an area of research, although both clinical experiences and several empirical studies suggest cost-effectiveness of CAM. OBJECTIVE: To explore the cost-effectiveness of CAM compared with conventional medicine.

Kooreman, Peter
Baars, Erik W.
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BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: The aim was to describe the feeding- and stooling patterns of infants with colic and evaluate the influence of minimal acupuncture. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled, blind clinical study was conducted at a private acupuncture clinic in Sweden. 90 otherwise healthy 2-8 weeks old infants, born after gestational week 36, fulfilling the criteria for infantile colic and not medicated with dicyclomine, were included. 81 infants went through a structured program consisting of six visits to the clinic, twice weekly.

Landgren, Kajsa
Kvorning, Nina
Hallström, Inger
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CONTEXT: Acupuncture is increasingly used in children; however, the safety of pediatric acupuncture has yet to be reported from systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To identify adverse events (AEs) associated with needle acupuncture in children. METHODS: Eighteen databases were searched, from inception to September 2010, irrespective of language. Inclusion criteria were that the study (1) was original peer-reviewed research, (2) included children from birth to 17 years, inclusively, (3) involved needle acupuncture, and (4) included assessment of AEs in a child.

Adams, Denise
Cheng, Florence
Jou, Hsing
Aung, Steven
Yasui, Yutaka
Vohra, Sunita
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To preliminarily analyze key factors influencing curative effect through clinical observations of acupoint application for "treatment of winter disease in summer" used to prevent and treat bronchial asthma in children. METHODS: In an observational study and prospective cohort study, we observed children in remission of asthma at three class III grade A TCM hospitals in Liaoning, Hubei, and Chengdu. RESULTS: A total of 609 children conformed to diagnostic and inclusive standards for remission of bronchial asthma.

Wen, Bi-Ling
Liu, Bao-Yan
Jin, Peng
Wang, Xue-Feng
Xiang, Xi-Xiong
Liu, Xiao-Fan
Hu, Jing-Qing
Lu, Fang
He, Li-Yun
Zhu, Wen-Zeng
Fang, Yi-Gong
Wang, Yu
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Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care

OBJECTIVE: Infantile colic is a painful condition in the first months of infancy. Acupuncture is used in Scandinavia as a treatment for infantile colic. A randomized controlled trial was carried out with the aim of testing the hypothesis that acupuncture treatment has a clinically relevant effect for this condition. DESIGN: A prospective, blinding-validated, randomized controlled multicentre trial in general practice. Research assistants and parents were blinded. SETTING: 13 GPs' offices in Southern Norway.

Skjeie, Holgeir
Skonnord, Trygve
Fetveit, Arne
Brekke, Mette


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