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Jornal de Pediatria
On-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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0021-75572003000100009.
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.