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Amitha Kalaichandran, Nick Barrowman, Jason Chan, Karine Toupin-April, Sunita Vohra, Roger Zemek
Background and Objectives: Up to one-half of children may use complementary health approaches (CHA). However, current prevalence in North America, variables associated with CHA use and caregiver perceptions of effectiveness are unclear. We aimed to determine the self-reported use of CHA during the previous 12 months in paediatric patients, demographic variables associated with CHA use and perceptions around effectiveness of CHA. Methods: A cross-sectional survey study of patients aged between 28 days and 18 years who presented to a large paediatric emergency department was conducted between December 2014 and July 2015...
February 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
Juen-Li Ding, David McD Taylor, Marina Lee, Olivia G Johnson, Aadith Ashok, Meg Griffiths, Leopold Simma, Simon S Craig, John A Cheek, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVE: While complementary medicine use among ED paediatric patients is common, the use of alternative therapies (ATs; physical or spiritual therapies) is unknown. We aimed to determine the 12 month period prevalence and nature of AT use among paediatric patients and parent perceptions of AT use. METHODS: We undertook a cross-sectional survey of a convenience sample of parents of paediatric patients in three EDs in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia (January-June, 2015)...
April 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Faisal Rasool, Aamir Raoof Memon, Mubin Mustafa Kiyani, Abdul Ghafoor Sajjad
OBJECTIVE: To find out the effect of deep cross-friction massage on spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: This double-blind randomised controlled trial was conducted at the National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan, from January to July 2013, and comprised paediatric patients with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. The participants were equally divided into control and treatment groups by a staff member unaware of the treatment (allocation ratio 1:1)...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Marion Campbell, Silvia Ruiz Buitrago
A short cut review was carried out to establish whether a vagal manoeuvre was better than or as good as adenosine at safely terminating supraventricular tachycardia in children. Forty unique papers were found in Medline and Embase using the reported searches, of which five were relevant. A hand search of the forty unique citations identified a further nine relevant papers. Thus, 14 papers presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated...
January 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Katy L de Valle, Zoe E Davidson, Rachel A Kennedy, Monique M Ryan, Kate M Carroll
PURPOSE: To record the use and perceived benefits of mainstream allied health services, complementary therapies, nutritional supplements and structured physical activity in a paediatric population of males with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy. METHOD: A questionnaire was distributed to 125 parents of males with a dystrophinopathy within a tertiary neuromuscular clinic population in Melbourne, Australia. RESULTS: Response rate to the survey was 41%...
2016: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Holgeir Skjeie, Mette Brekke
OBJECTIVE: To explore contemporary practices and clinical recommendations regarding the use of acupuncture for infants by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in Shanghai. DESIGN: A qualitative study consisting of four field visits between February 2014 and March 2015. Data was collected using participant observation, focus group interview, in-depth interview, textbook page analysis and informant validation. PARTICIPANTS: 14 Shanghainese professionals, including interpreters and TCM practitioners, of which seven were acupuncturists...
2015: BMJ Open
L C Lopes-Júnior, E O Bomfim, L C Nascimento, M D R Nunes, G Pereira-da-Silva, R A G Lima
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is the most stressful and prevalent symptom in paediatric oncology patients. This integrative review aimed to identify, analyse and synthesise the evidence of non-pharmacological intervention studies to manage fatigue and psychological stress in a paediatric population with cancer. Eight electronic databases were used for the search: PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL, LILACS, EMBASE, SCOPUS, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library. Initially, 273 articles were found; after the exclusion of repeated articles, reading of the titles, abstracts and the full articles, a final sample of nine articles was obtained...
November 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
Apostolos Pourtsidis, Dimitrios Doganis, Margarita Baka, Maria Varvoutsi, Despina Bouhoutsou, Panagiota Xatzi, Helen Kosmidis
PURPOSE: Increasing numbers of children with cancer are using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Our aim was to estimate the rate of use, the beliefs of users and non-users and factors related with the use of CAM among Greek families. METHODS: A self-reported questionnaire was given to parents of 184 children with cancer. We assessed the rate of use, types of CAM therapies and factors potentially associated with the use of CAM. RESULTS: Based on the 110 questionnaires which were completed (59...
March 2015: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Francesca Liuzzi, Sarah Chadwick, Mamta Shah
Thermal injuries affect 250,000 people annually in the United Kingdom. As burn survival improves, good scar management is paramount to help individuals living with the resultant scars lead a life without restrictions. Post-burn hypertrophic scars can limit growth in children, interfere with function and cause psychological problems. In the current literature there is great variation in post-burn scar management across the world and in the evidence available for the efficacy of these management modalities. The aim of this study was to investigate the variances if any, in the management of post-burn scarring in children across the UK...
March 2015: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
R Revuelta-Iniesta, M L Wilson, K White, L Stewart, J M McKenzie, D C Wilson
AIM: To determine the prevalence of the use of CAM and spiritual practices in the paediatric oncology population of SE Scotland and to establish both the reasons for their use and the perceived benefits. METHODS: A retrospective survey was performed using previously piloted questionnaires. These were distributed to families whose children were <18 years and diagnosed with cancer. Demographic and clinical data were collected, descriptive statistics were used to establish frequencies and univariate associations were established by χ(2) test...
November 2014: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
D Dalla Libera, B Colombo, G Pavan, G Comi
The use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) in paediatric populations is considerably increased, especially for pain and chronic conditions, as demonstrated by epidemiological surveys both in Europe and in the USA. In our study, CAM was used in 76 % patients of a cohort of 124 children affected by headache (age 4-16 years; 67 % female; 70 % migraine without aura, 12 % migraine with aura, 18 % tensive headache according to IHS criteria) consecutively recruited at a Pediatric Headache University Center...
May 2014: Neurological Sciences
Ian K Maconochie, Robert Bingham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Ayda Çelebioğlu, Ayşe Gürol, Zuhal Keskin Yildirim, Mustafa Büyükavci
Cancer and its treatment are stressful and reduce the quality of life in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of massage therapy on pain and anxiety arising from intrathecal therapy or bone marrow aspiration in children with cancer. We conducted a controlled pretest/posttest quasi-experimental study at a paediatric oncology unit in Turkey. Twenty-five children were enrolled in this study. Their pain and anxiety were determined using a visual analogue scale. When the pretest and posttest pain and anxiety levels of the groups were compared, no statistically significant difference was found (P > 0...
December 2015: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Kristjana Einarsdóttir, Sarah Stock, Fatima Haggar, Geoffrey Hammond, Amanda T Langridge, David B Preen, Nick De Klerk, Helen Leonard, Fiona J Stanley
OBJECTIVE: To use propensity score methods to create similar groups of women delivering in public and private hospitals and determine any differences in mode of delivery and neonatal outcomes between the matched groups. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Public and private hospitals in Western Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Included were 93 802 public and 66 479 private singleton, term deliveries during 1998-2008, from which 32 757 public patients were matched with 32 757 private patients on the propensity score of maternal characteristics...
May 28, 2013: BMJ Open
Kristjana Einarsdóttir, Fatima A Haggar, Amanda T Langridge, Anthony S Gunnell, Helen Leonard, Fiona J Stanley
BACKGROUND: Publicly insured women usually have a different demographic background to privately insured women, which is related to poor neonatal outcomes after birth. Given the difference in nature and risk of preterm versus term births, it would be important to compare adverse neonatal outcomes after preterm birth between these groups of women after eliminating the demographic differences between the groups. METHODS: The study population included 3085 publicly insured and 3380 privately insured, singleton, preterm deliveries (32-36 weeks gestation) from Western Australia during 1998-2008...
2013: BMC Health Services Research
C A G Silva, M E F A Motta
AIM: The effect of muscular training, abdominal massage and diaphragmatic breathing was compared with medical treatment in a prospective randomized trial of patients with chronic functional constipation. METHOD: Patients aged 4-18 years old with functional constipation according to the Rome III criteria were randomized to physiotherapy or medical treatment. In the physiotherapy group, exercises (isometric training of the abdominal muscles, diaphragmatic breathing exercises and abdominal massage) were employed during 12 40-min sessions twice a week by a trained physiotherapist, with laxatives...
May 2013: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Prakeshkumar S Shah, Cecilia Herbozo, Lucia Liz Aliwalas, Vibhuti S Shah
BACKGROUND: Physiological changes brought about by pain may contribute to the development of morbidity in neonates. Clinical studies have shown reduction in changes in physiological parameters and pain score measurements following pre-emptive analgesic administration in situations where the neonate is experiencing pain or stress. Non-pharmacological measures (such as holding, swaddling and breastfeeding) and pharmacological measures (such as acetaminophen, sucrose and opioids) have been used for this purpose...
December 12, 2012: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jose L Vazquez, Manuel Ortiz, Maria C Doniz, Margarita Montero, Victor M Del Campo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2012: Pediatric Radiology
Jose L Vazquez, Manuel Ortiz, Maria C Doniz, Margarita Montero, Victor M Del Campo
BACKGROUND: The ultimate goal in the management of paediatric ileocolic intussusception is to achieve non-operative reduction and therefore patient cure. The standard non-surgical treatment consists of enema (air or liquid media). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to present external manual reduction for paediatric ileocolic intussusception. We present a new manoeuvre that is standardised, simple, safe and effective for the radiologist in the non-surgical management of this pathology...
October 2012: Pediatric Radiology
Linda-Anne O'Flaherty, Monique van Dijk, Rene Albertyn, Alastair Millar, Heinz Rode
OBJECTIVE: This observational pilot study investigated effects of aromatherapy massage in paediatric burn patients. METHODS: The setting was a 17 beds level I burn unit in Cape Town, South Africa. Between January and October 2009 heart rates and respiratory rates of patients who underwent aromatherapy massage sessions were read before and after the sessions. Primary outcomes were decline in heart rates and respiratory rates, a sign of relaxation. Behavioural responses (sleep/awake state, facial expression, body posture) were documented as secondary outcomes...
September 2012: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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