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Caring for children with cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) and functional nausea
Learn how our Gastroenterology, Liver and Nutrition Program cares for children with cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) and functional nausea
Related tests and treatments:
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Autonomic testing
- Upper GI series
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Auricular neurostimulation
Our approach to cyclic vomiting syndrome
The Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the first and largest program of its kind that specializes in treating children who are experiencing severe, recurring vomiting episodes.
Children’s Hospital offers an integrated approach to CVS treatment, connecting patients and their families with specialists in genetics, autonomic testing, psychology and other areas, depending on patients’ needs. Our experts work together to deliver the very best care to your child. As a result, our program offers strong outcomes and is able to significantly reduce vomiting episodes for the average patient.
Cyclic vomiting syndrome services we offer
Our team of experts can help in many ways. The services we offer include:
- Diagnosis and evaluation, including autonomic testing
- Customized treatment plan
- Pain management
- Psychological support
Diagnosing and treating cyclic vomiting syndrome
Before your child visits the CVS Program at Children’s Hospital, an interdisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, psychologists, researchers and nurses spends hours reviewing medical records, a standardized questionnaire and a diary of vomiting episodes (including a narrative summary from parents). After we review this information, our team members meet with you and your child to discuss how we can best help your child.
Treatment could include:
- Anti-migraine medications
- Anti-vomiting medications
- IV hydration
- Cognitive behavior therapy
Although there is no known cure for CVS, our specialists will work with your family to manage the symptoms and reduce the impact of CVS on your child’s life.
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