Donate to the Carnes Review

The ACCP has contracted an extraordinarily proficient and high level researcher – Dr Dawn Carnes – to produce a systematic review of the treatments of colic, cranial asymmetry and otitis media with effusion and compare the effectiveness of chiropractic with other common treatment methods. This will be a rapid review approach using existing analyses of information whether it is based on compiled narrative analyses, meta-analysis or guideline consensus review.

For each condition, a comparison of manual therapy outcome data will be compared with up to three other treatments for that same condition. In addition, where data exists, she will report on adverse events data for each treatment reviewed (including manual therapy) and compare the adverse events of each treatment option. This will allow a comparison, for instance, of manual therapy to proton pump inhibitors for treatment of infantile colic.

This study will cost approximately $30,000.

Please be aware that donations to the Carnes Review, while still helping fund research in the field of chiropractic paediatrics, are NOT tax deductible. The ACCP and the Research Committee are currently in the process of registering as an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipients. We will update you as we are updated. Thank you for your support.

Update 21 June, 2019

The ACCP wishes to thank you very much for your contributions to the review on spinal manipulation by Dr Dawn Carnes. To date the fundraising effort of the ACCP has raised over $17,000, and the project has commenced. A recent correspondence from Dr Carnes has told us that her team have so far found over 300 articles, with 52 relevant for detailing the conditions involved. There are still more studies to review, as well as quality appraisal and further data extraction, and more information on this will be forthcoming – and we will provide you with these updates as they come.

We also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the input from the ACA Paediatrics Interest Group/College of Chiropractic Paediatrics (CCP), who have generously contributed an additional $5,000 towards this important project. This brings the combined total of raised funds to over $22,000 – a phenomenal effort for a very short period of time.

We do still require that final $8,000 – so if you or people you know wish to help this project, please share and inform.

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