Professional paper - Review paper
Complementary and alternative therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases in children

Milardović, Ana; Brgodac, Ela; Verbić, Arijan; Palčevski, Goran (2016)
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Language Croatian
Title (Croatian)Komplementarne i alternativne metode liječenja upalnih bolesti crijeva u djece
Title (English)Complementary and alternative therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases in children
AuthorMilardović, Ana
Brgodac, Ela
Verbić, Arijan
Palčevski, Goran
Abstract (Croatian)
Komplementarne i alternativne metode (KAM) liječenja koriste se kao zamjena ili kao nadopuna metoda medicine zasnovane na dokazima. One prolaze provjeru sigurnosti i djelotvornosti, ali, za razliku od konvencionalnih metoda, u nedostatno kvalitetno dizajniranim istraživanjima. Sve je više pacijenata koji se odlučuju za KAM, posebice onih koji boluju od kroničnih, rekurirajućih ili fatalnih bolesti. Incidencija upalnih bolesti crijeva (UBC) u stalnom je porastu, a patogeneza i, posljedično, terapija ostaju nedovoljno spoznate. U liječenju UBC-a nastoji se koristiti sigurne i jeftine lijekove koji se primijenjuju samostalno ili kombinirano. Konvencionalni lijekovi za UBC umanjuju simptome, ali su često nedostatni za uspješno liječenje ili pak imaju značajne nuspojave. U današnjoj kliničkoj praksi nameće se potreba edukacije liječnika o primjeni KAM-a, posebice u kroničnih bolesti kao što je UBC. Najčešće spominjani oblici KAM-a u djece oboljele od UBC-a su: ljekovite biljke (kurkuma, kanabis), probiotici, riblja ulja, hiperbarična oksigenoterapija, akunpunktura, dijetne prehrane te multivitaminske terapije.
Abstract (English)
Complementary and alternative treatment methods (CAM) are used instead of, or as a supplement to, methods of evidence based medicine. CAM treatments undergo verification of safety and efficacy, but in not sufficiently well-designed studies. Increasing number of patients is opting for CAM, especially those suffering from chronic, recurrent or fatal diseases. The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been growing steadily and pathogenesis and, consequently, the therapy remains insufficiently defined. In the treatment of IBD there is a tendency towards using safe and cheap drugs, which may be applied independently or combined. Conventional medications for IBD reduce symptoms, but are often insufficient for successful treatment or have significant side effects. In everyday's clinical practice, there is a need for educating physicians on the use of CAM, especially in chronic diseases, such as IBD. The most commonly reported forms of CAM in children with IBD are: herbs (turmeric, cannabis), probiotics, fish oils, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, acupuncture, diet nutrition and multivitamin therapy.
Keywords (Croatian)kanabis komplementarne metode liječenja kronične upalne bolesti crijeva kurkuma probiotici
Keywords (English)cannabis complementary therapies curcuma inflammatory bowel disease probiotics
Publication typeprofessional paper - review paper
Publication statuspublished
Peer reviewpeer review
Journal titleMedicina Fluminensis : Medicina Fluminensis
Numbering2016, Vol. 52., No. 4., pp 452-459
ISSN0025-7729
Datepublication: 01.12.2016.
DOI identifier10.21860/medflum2016_4mir
Article URLhttp://hrcak.srce.hr/168378
Scientific fieldBIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE
Clinical Medical Sciences
InstitutionUniversity of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine
(Department of Pediatrics)
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:184:921704