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Children 2016, 3(1), 5; doi:10.3390/children3010005

Functional Nausea in Children: A Review of the Literature and Need for Diagnostic Criteria

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Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
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Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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Academic Editor: Andrew A. Bremer
Received: 21 December 2015 / Revised: 3 March 2016 / Accepted: 8 March 2016 / Published: 10 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Controversies in Pediatric Digestive Diseases)
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Abstract

Nausea is common amongst children with functional gastrointestinal disorders and is associated with a high burden of somatic and psychosocial comorbidities in both the short and long-term. Current treatments including medications, phytotherapy, stress-reduction techniques, and gastric electrical stimulation for recalcitrant cases, are reviewed. Functional nausea merits its own diagnostic criteria as a pediatric functional gastrointestinal disorder. View Full-Text
Keywords: functional nausea; functional gastrointestinal disorders; chronic idiopathic nausea; autonomic dysfunction; integrative medicine functional nausea; functional gastrointestinal disorders; chronic idiopathic nausea; autonomic dysfunction; integrative medicine
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Russell, A.C.; Stone, A.L.; Walker, L.S. Functional Nausea in Children: A Review of the Literature and Need for Diagnostic Criteria. Children 2016, 3, 5.

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