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A retrospective study of chiropractic treatment of 276 danish infants with infantile colic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20937431     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate if the outcome of excessively crying infants treated with chiropractic manipulation (1) was associated with age and/or (2), at least partially, can be explained by age according to the natural decline in crying.
METHODS: This was a retrospective evaluation of clinical records of 749 infants from a private Danish chiropractic practice. All of the infants were healthy, thriving infants born to term within the age of 0 to 3 months who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for excessively crying infants (infantile colic), whose parents sought chiropractic treatment. The infants were treated using chiropractic management as decided by the treating doctor of chiropractic, and changes in crying based upon the parents' report were noted as improved, uncertain, or nonrecovered. Age predictor groups were cross-tabulated against the outcome variables, and difference between classification groups was tested with χ(2) tables and confidence intervals.
RESULTS: Slightly older age was found to be linked to excessively crying infants who experienced clinical improvement. However, no apparent link between the clinical effect of chiropractic treatment and a natural decline in crying was found for this group of infants.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study do not support the assumption that effect of chiropractic treatment of infantile colic is a reflection of the normal cessation of this disorder.
Authors:
Karin R Wiberg; Jesper M M Wiberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1532-6586     ISO Abbreviation:  J Manipulative Physiol Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807107     Medline TA:  J Manipulative Physiol Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 National University of Health Sciences. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Chiropractor, Private Practice of Chiropractic, Ballerup, Denmark. karin@kiroball.dk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Chiropractic
Colic / therapy*
Crying*
Denmark / epidemiology
Humans
Infant
Infant Behavior
Infant Care / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Manipulation, Chiropractic / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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