The Somatic Connection  |   January 2016
As the Twig Is Bent, so Grows the Tree—Part 6: In a Multicenter Study, OMTh Shortens Length of Stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Author Affiliations
  • Hollis H. King, DO, PhD
    University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
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The Somatic Connection   |   January 2016
As the Twig Is Bent, so Grows the Tree—Part 6: In a Multicenter Study, OMTh Shortens Length of Stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2016, Vol. 116, 60-61. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.014
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2016, Vol. 116, 60-61. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.014
Web of Science® Times Cited: 15
Three reviews in this edition of “The Somatic Connection” (see items titled “As the Twig is Bent, so Grows the Tree”) describe the notable progress in research related to osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMTh; manipulative care provided by foreign-trained osteopaths) in pediatrics. These studies were highlighted in the First Global Congress on Pediatric Osteopathy in September 2015 in Montreal, Canada. In his presentation at the Congress, Francesco Cerritelli, MsC, DO, announced that because of the recent randomized controlled studies, a systematic review and meta-analysis had been conducted and submitted for publication. According to Cerritelli, the analysis showed benefit of OMTh in the neonatal population. 
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