SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.79 issue1Profile of opioid prescriptions for intubated and mechanically ventilated neonatesQuality of life of children with stomas: the children and mothers' point of view author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Jornal de Pediatria

Print version ISSN 0021-7557On-line version ISSN 1678-4782


PENNA, Francisco J. et al. Comparison between pre-thickened and home-thickened formulas in gastroesophageal reflux treatment. J. Pediatr. (Rio J.) [online]. 2003, vol.79, n.1, pp.49-54. ISSN 1678-4782.

Objective: the purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a pre-thickened infant formula (Nan AR) with a conventional homemade formula in the reduction of regurgitation and vomiting in infants with gastroesophageal reflux. Methods: a hundred children, under 12 months, not exclusively breast feeding, were select for the study. Forty-eight were treated with conventional formula with starch and 52 with pre-thickened infant formula. Results: there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in the improvement or cure of symptoms, each treatment having been effective. Conclusions: thickened formulas, pre-thickened or home-thickened, have shown the same efficacy in the management of gastroesophageal reflux in children.

Keywords : gastroesophageal reflux; diet treatment; child.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License