A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Preterms

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17 May 2015

A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Preterms

Despite some preliminary evidence, it is still largely unknown whether osteopathic manipulative treatment improves preterm clinical outcomes. The present multi-center randomized single blind parallel group clinical trial enrolled newborns who met the criteria for gestational age between 29 and 37 weeks, without any congenital complication from 3 different public neonatal intensive care units. Preterm infants were randomly assigned to usual prenatal care (control group) or osteopathic manipulative treatment (study group). The primary outcome was the mean difference in length of hospital stay between groups … MORE

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