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Complementary and alternative medicine for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis: an overview of systematic reviews.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21979101     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
DESIGN: Electronic databases were searched to identify all relevant systematic reviews of the effectiveness of CAM in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis published between January 2010 and January 2011. Reviews were defined as systematic if they included explicit and repeatable inclusion and exclusion criteria for studies. Their methodological quality was assessed using the Oxman criteria for systematic reviews.
RESULTS: Five systematic reviews met our inclusion criteria. They all arrived at cautious conclusions. Four reviews were of high quality and one was burdened with high risk of bias. The evidence to support the effectiveness of CAM as a treatment option for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis is ambiguous.
Edzard Ernst; Paul Posadzki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current pain and headache reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-3081     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-10     Completed Date:  2012-03-01     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970666     Medline TA:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy*
Biofeedback, Psychology
Complementary Therapies*
Herbal Medicine
Osteoarthritis / therapy*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Relaxation Therapy

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