December 2021. Volume 17. Number 4

Treatment of abdominal functional pain: the eternal debate

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Warschburger P, Calvano C, Becker S, Ebinger F, Hudert C, Iven E, et al. Do children with functional abdominal pain benefit more from a pain-specific cognitive-behavioral intervention than from an unspecific attention control intervention? Results of a randomized controlled trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021;116:1322-35.

Reviewers: Pérez-Moneo Agapito B1, Molina Arias M2.
1Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid. España.
2Servicio de Gastroenterología. Hospital Universitario Infantil La Paz. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Begoña Pérez-Moneo Agapito. Email: begopma@gmail.com
Reception date: 29/10/2021
Acceptance date: 05/11/2021
Publication date: 17/11/2021

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: although both treatment modalities studied are effective, cognitive-behavioral treatment is somewhat more effective in the long term than usual medical care for the treatment of pediatric functional abdominal pain.

Reviewers’ commentary: there is evidence that the treatment of functional abdominal pain should be based on non-pharmacological treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, rather than on the use of drugs. It would be desirable to identify which factors will make a child do better with cognitive-behavioral therapies compared to those others in which no results are obtained, to offer each one an individualized option.

How to cite this article

Pérez-Moneo Agapito B1, Molina Arias M. Tratamiento del dolor abdominal funcional: el debate eterno. Evid Pediatr. 2021;17:43.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Warschburger P, Calvano C, Becker S, Ebinger F, Hudert C, Iven E, et al. Do children with functional abdominal pain benefit more from a pain-specific cognitive-behavioral intervention than from an unspecific attention control intervention? Results of a randomized controlled trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021;116:1322-35.

Reviewers: Pérez-Moneo Agapito B1, Molina Arias M2.
1Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Infanta Leonor. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid. España.
2Servicio de Gastroenterología. Hospital Universitario Infantil La Paz. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Begoña Pérez-Moneo Agapito. Email: begopma@gmail.com
Reception date: 29/10/2021
Acceptance date: 05/11/2021
Publication date: 17/11/2021

How to cite this article

Pérez-Moneo Agapito B1, Molina Arias M. Tratamiento del dolor abdominal funcional: el debate eterno. Evid Pediatr. 2021;17:43.

17/11/2021

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