Table 1

Conditions and Interventions selected for further study

Condition

Original N

N after Exclusions


Asthma

34

31

Colic

19

16

Dermatological conditions (including scars)

36

30

Diarrhea

75*

49

Malaria

21

20

Migraine / headache

19

18

Interventions / Treatment modalities Biofeedback

27

22

Chinese Herbal Medicine

20%

6

Chiropractic

7

5

Homeopathy

9

6

Massage or holding

26

25

TENS

8

8

Zinc

45

39


* We examined only 49 of 75 diarrhea studies to avoid giving undue weight to this condition. %Many of these were excluded based on language Note: some trials involved both a condition and a treatment chosen (i.e., chiropractic for colic) and so numbers to not total to 251.

Moher et al. BMC Pediatrics 2002 2:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-2-2

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