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Periodic Survey #49: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Kemper KJ, O'Connor KG: Pediatricians' recommendations for complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies. Ambulat Pediatr 4: 482-487, 2004.

Beecher, HK: The powerful placebo. JAMA 159:1602-1606, 1955.

Bielroy L: Complementary and alternative interventions in asthma, allergy, and immunology. Ann Allergy Immunol 93 (Suppl 1): S45-S54, 2004.

Breuner CC: Complementary medicine in pediatrics: a review of acupuncture, homeopathy, massage and chiropractic therapies. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 32: 353-384, 2002.

Garrison MM and Christakis DA: A systematic review of treatments for infant colic. Pediatrics 106: 184-190, 2000.

Highfield ES, et al: Integration of complementary and alternative medicine in a major pediatric teaching hospital: an initial overview. J Altern Complement Med 11: 373-380, 2005.

Johnston BC, et al: n-of-1 randomized controlled trials: an opportunity for complementary and alternative medicine evaluation. J Altern Complement Med 10: 979-984, 2004.

Kemper KJ: Complementary and alternative medicine for children: does it work? Arch Dis Child 84: 6-9, 2001.

Kemper KJ: Holistic Pediatrics=Good Medicine. Pediatrics 105: 214-218, 2000.

Kemper KJ, et al: Holistic pediatrics: a research agenda. Pediatrics 103 supplement: 902-909, 1999.

Kemper KJ: Otitis media: What to do when parents don't want antibiotics or tubes. Contemp Pediatr 19: 47-57, 2002.

Kemper KJ, Barnes L: Considering culture, complementary medicine and spirituality in pediatrics. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 42: 205-208, 2003.

Mach T: The brain-gut axis in irritable bowel syndrome - clinical aspects. Med Sci Monit 10: RA125-131, 2004.

Mortimer MJ, et al: The prevalence of headache and migraine in atopic children: an epidemiological study in general practice. Headache 33: 427-431, 1993.

Prussing E, et al: Communicating with pediatricians about complementary/alternative medicine: perspectives from parents of children with Down syndrome. Ambul Pediatr 4: 488-494, 2004.

Savino F, et al: A prospective 10-year study on children who had severe infantile colic. Acta Paediatr Suppl 94: 129-132, 2005.

Sibinga EM, et al: Parent-pediatrician communication about complementary and alternative medicine use for children. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 43: 367-373, 2004.

Schor EL: Rethinking well-child care. Pediatrics 114: 210-216, 2004.

Spigelblatt L: Alternative medicine: a pediatric conundrum. Contemp Pediatr 14: 51-61, 1997.

Whelan JS, Dvorkin L: - Evolution of information resources in pediatric complementary and alternative medicine projects: from monographs to web learning. J Med Libr Assoc 91: 411-417, 2003.

Gasalberti D: Alternative therapies for children and youth with special health care needs. J Pediatr Health Care 20: 133-136, 2006.

Johnston DL, et al: Complementary and alternative medicine in pediatric oncology: availability and institutional policies in Canada – a report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2006 Jan 12; Epub ahead of print.

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