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An integrative review of the literature on the chiropractic care of infants with constipation.
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PMID:  24439642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: Constipation compromises the health-related quality of life of children. Chiropractic is a popular alternative therapy for children with constipation. We performed this integrative review of the literature to inform clinical practice.
METHODS: Our integrative review of the literature began with an examination of the databases Pubmed [1966-2013], MANTIS [1964-2013] and Index to Chiropractic Literature [1984-2013]. The search terms used were "constipation", "chronic constipation", and "bowel dysfunction" in the context of chiropractic. Inclusion criteria involved the care of children 0-18 years old published in the English language.
RESULTS: We found 14 case reports, one case series, and one review of the literature. A number of chiropractic techniques were described with treatment varying according to the diagnosis, chief complaint and age of the patient.
CONCLUSION: Our integrative review revealed the need for more research and theoretical development on the care of children with constipation.
Joel Alcantara; Joey D Alcantara; Junjoe Alcantara
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Complementary therapies in clinical practice     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1873-6947     ISO Abbreviation:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225531     Medline TA:  Complement Ther Clin Pract     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-6     Citation Subset:  N    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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