Is there clinical evidence supporting the use of botanical dietary supplements in children?

ArticleinJournal of Pediatrics 146(3):311-7 · April 2005with11 Reads
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2004.10.018 · Source: PubMed
    • "Bronchialasthma. Eine randomisierte, doppelblinde, Placebo-kontrollierte Crossover-Studie mit 24 Kindern (4– 12 Jahre) hat die Wirksamkeit eines Efeu-Extraktes (ETOH 30 Prozent, DEV 5–7,5:1) bei Bronchialasthma untersucht [29, 30]. Diese Untersuchung zeigte im Vergleich zu Placebo eine signifikante Wirksamkeit, auch wenn eine kleine Studiengröße in dieser Arbeit die Bedeutung (»Power« der Studie) schmälert. "
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    • "The scientific evaluation of efficacy and safety continues to lag behind popular and historical use, but there is a slow but growing body of evidence supporting the use of herbal medicine in children. For example, clinical trials and systematic reviews of the use of herbs in children can be found in mainstream medical journals808182838485.Table 1 reviews commonly used herbs and their efficacy and safety. "
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Many pediatric patients and their families use dietary supplements and homeopathy. They do not always disclose this information to their health care practitioners. It is important that health care practitioners are aware of the research available in these areas and discuss the use of these products openly with their patients. As part of that dialogue, clinicians need to consider what level of effectiveness is acceptable to support the use of these products by their patients. This risk-benefit appraisal should consider safety, effectiveness, the medical condition being treated, and the personal beliefs and preferences of patients and their families.
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  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Resumen El uso de remedios a base de plantas medicinales se ha hecho muy popular en todo el mundo. Muchos pacientes pediátricos, en especial niños con enfermedades crónicas o recurrentes, usan este tipo de preparados. Sin embargo, algunos de estos productos pueden tener efectos secundarios o interactuar con los fármacos convencionales. Los niños son especialmente susceptibles a estas interacciones por sus características fisio- lógicas. Por tanto, es importante que el pediatra sepa hablar abiertamente con las familias de sus pacientes sobre el uso de plantas medicinales. Además, deben estar familiarizados con los fundamentos de su uso y conocer sobre todo los aspectos relacionados con su seguridad y eficacia. En este artículo se revisan los principios que deben regir estos conocimientos so- bre plantas medicinales. Abstract Title: Herbal medicine in children The use of herbal medicine has become increasingly popular throughout the world. Many pediatric patients, especially those with chronic or recurrent conditions, consume botanical reme- dies. Some of these agents may have side effects or may inter- act with drugs. Children are potentially more vulnerable to such interactions. Thus, pediatricians must speak openly with their patients and their families about the use of dietary supplements, espe- cially herbal remedies. They should also become familiar with evidence-based resources concerning these remedies, espe- cially with regard to their safety and efficacy. This article re- views principles that clinicians should keep in mind when dis- cussing the use of herbal remedies with parents.
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