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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 243539, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/243539
Research Article

The Effect of Optimally Timed Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Length of Hospital Stay in Moderate and Late Preterm Infants: Results from a RCT

1European Institute for Evidence Based Osteopathic Medicine (EBOM), Viale Unità d’Italia 1, 66100 Chieti, Italy
2Accademia Italiana Osteopatia Tradizionale (AIOT), Via Prati 29, 65124 Pescara, Italy
3Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Macerata Public Hospital, Via Santa Lucia 2, 62100 Macerata, Italy
4Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pescara Public Hospital, Via Fonte Romana, 65124 Pescara, Italy

Received 25 August 2014; Accepted 20 October 2014; Published 25 November 2014

Academic Editor: Raffaele Capasso

Copyright © 2014 Gianfranco Pizzolorusso et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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