Systematic review of treatments for recurrent abdominal pain.

@article{Weydert2003SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of treatments for recurrent abdominal pain.},
  author={Joy A. Weydert and Thomas M. Ball and Melinda F. Davis},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={
          e1-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of evaluated treatments for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in children. METHODS Online bibliographic databases were searched for the terms "recurrent abdominal pain," "functional abdominal pain," "children," or "alternative therapies" in articles classified as randomized controlled trials. The abstracts or full text of 57 relevant articles were examined; 10 of these met inclusion criteria. Inclusion criteria required that the study involve children… Expand
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