Resources

Utilization Surveys of the Pediatric Literature

The CARE program tracks the use of CAM in the pediatric literature. Utilization literature can be a valuable source of information for determining what CAM practices and products warrant further pediatric research.

For further reading:

  • Surette S, Vohra S. Complementary, holistic, and integrative medicine: Utilization surveys of the pediatric literature. Pediatrics in Review. 2014;35(3):114-128.
 
  • Surette S, Vanderjagt L, Vohra S. Surveys of complementary and alternative medicine usage: A scoping study of the paediatric literature. Complement Ther Med. 2013;21(Supplement 1):S48-S53.

Pediatric complementary and alternative medicine randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews

The CARE program aims to identify published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews (SR) in the field of pediatric complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This is an ongoing project and we frequently search the following databases for pediatric studies: Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Central Registry of Trials. Relevant RCTs and SR will be periodically added to our table and sorted by condition.

The table can be browsed by conditions or searched by using keywords, author names, journal names or treatments.

Click here to view the table.


PubMed Searches

To search the PubMed database for CAM information related to the following common pediatric conditions, simply click on the links below: 

Acne Colic Fever
ADHD Conjunctivitis Headache
Allergies Constipation Jaundice
Asthma Cough Ringworm
Bedwetting Cradle Cap Sleep Problems
Burns Diarrhea Sore Throat
Chicken Pox Ear Infection Vomiting
Colds Eczema  

These searches were developed by Julia Whelan and Ellen Crumley.

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