Complementary, Holistic, and Integrative Medicine: Therapies for Neurodevelopment in Preterm Infants

ArticleinPediatrics in Review 33(6):276-8 · June 2012with21 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.82 · DOI: 10.1542/pir.33-6-276 · Source: PubMed
Abstract

• Limited but positive findings have been reported for massage therapy and music in preterm neurodevelopment, whereas long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids present contradictory evidence with some trial data revealing gender effects. Further studies involving well-controlled or sham trials with definite end points would be helpful. • Overall, in trained hands, these therapies seem to be safe in children.

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