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The prevalence of complementary/Alternative medicine in cancer
- E. Ernst
- 15 August 1998
The aim of this review was to summarize the existing data on complementary/alternative cancer treatments and to conclude that reliable prevalence rates do not exist. Expand
Prevalence of use of complementary/alternative medicine: a systematic review.
- E. Ernst
- Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Prevalence of use of complementary/alternative medicine ranged from 9% to 65%. Expand
Methods for Causality Assessment of Adverse Drug Reactions
There is still no method universally accepted for causality assessment of ADRs, and different causality categories are adopted in each method, and the categories are assessed using different criteria. Expand
Bringing medicinal plants into cultivation: opportunities and challenges for biotechnology.
Consumption of herbal medicines is widespread and increasing. Harvesting from the wild, the main source of raw material, is causing loss of genetic diversity and habitat destruction. Domestic… Expand
Influence of context effects on health outcomes: a systematic review
There is much inconsistency regarding emotional and cognitive care, although one relatively consistent finding is that physicians who adopt a warm, friendly, and reassuring manner are more effective than those who keep consultations formal and do not offer reassurance. Expand
Interactions Between Herbal Medicines and Prescribed Drugs
Numerous interactions between herbal medicines and conventional drugs have been documented, while the significance of many interactions is uncertain, several interactions, particularly those with St John’s wort, may have serious clinical consequences. Expand
Panax ginseng: a systematic review of adverse effects and drug interactions.
Data from clinical trials suggest that the incidence of adverse events with ginseng monopreparations is similar to that with placebo; the most commonly experienced adverse events are headache, sleep and gastrointestinal disorders; the possibility of more serious adverse events is indicated in isolated case reports and data from spontaneous reporting schemes; however, causality is often difficult to determine from the evidence provided. Expand
Harmless herbs? A review of the recent literature.
- E. Ernst
- The American journal of medicine
- 1 February 1998
Little is known about the relative safety of herbal remedies compared to synthetic drug treatments, although for some herbal remedies, the risks may be less than for conventional drugs. Expand