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Charting infant distress: an aid to defining colic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1432429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The value of a 24-hour distress diary, previously validated against a voice-activated audiotape record, was investigated in 30 infants with colic and 30 control infants. The infants with colic had significantly more distress behavior (300.0 minutes vs 102.5 minutes; p < 0.001), although overlap of duration of distress was noted. On the basis of a clinical definition of colic--total distress lasting 180 minutes in a 24-hour period--the diary had a sensitivity of 77% and a specificity of 87%. The sensitivity of the chart was confirmed in a separate study of another 90 infants with colic.
D J Hill; S Menahem; I Hudson; L Sheffield; M Shelton; F Oberklaid; C S Hosking
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  121     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-18     Completed Date:  1992-12-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  755-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Child Behavior*
Colic / diagnosis*
Medical Records

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