• Constipation-Related Emergency Department Use, and Associated Office Visits and Payments among Commercially Insured Children

    5 monthes ago - By Academic Pediatrics

    Pediatric constipation is common, costly and often managed in the Emergency Department. The objectives of this study were to determine the frequency of constipation-related ED visits in a large commercially insured population, the frequency of an office visit in the month before and after these visits, demographics associated with these office visits and the ED-associated payments.
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  • Low-Cost Virtual Reality Intervention Program for Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Pilot Feasibility Study

    Low-Cost Virtual Reality Intervention Program for Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Pilot Feasibility Study

    5 monthes ago - By Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Purpose:
    To explore the feasibility of using a low-cost, off-the-shelf virtual reality game to treat young children with developmental coordination disorder and to determine the effect of this intervention on motor function.
    Methods:
    Nine children, aged 4 to 6 years, referred to physical therapy because of suspected DCD participated in 10 game-based intervention sessions.
    Outcome Measures:
    Outcome measures included Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 , the DCD Questionnaire , the 6-minute walk test, and 10-m walk test.
    Results:
    Statistically significant changes were observed in the...
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