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Table 1 Conditions and Interventions selected for further study

From: Assessing the quality of reports of randomized trials in pediatric complementary and alternative medicine

Condition Original N N after Exclusions
   Asthma 34 31
   Colic 19 16
   Dermatological conditions (including scars) 36 30
   Diarrhea 75* 49
   Malaria 21 20
   Migraine / headache 19 18
Interventions / Treatment modalities Biofeedback 27 22
   Chinese Herbal Medicine 20% 6
   Chiropractic 7 5
   Homeopathy 9 6
   Massage or holding 26 25
   TENS 8 8
   Zinc 45 39
  1. * We examined only 49 of 75 diarrhea studies to avoid giving undue weight to this condition. %Many of these were excluded based on language Note: some trials involved both a condition and a treatment chosen (i.e., chiropractic for colic) and so numbers to not total to 251.
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