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Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta‐analysis in Context
- M. Pittler
- Medicine, Psychology
- 14 June 2010
The systematic reviews in health care meta analysis in context 2nd edition offers the best experience and lesson to take, not only take, but also learn.
Efficacy of ginger for nausea and vomiting: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.
A systematic review of the evidence from randomized controlled trials for or against the efficacy of ginger for nausea and vomiting found one study was found for each of the following conditions: seasickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
Risks associated with herbal medicinal products.
Toxicity data indicate that some HMPs have the potential to cause serious adverse events and fatalities, and more research and more information are required in order to maximize consumers' safety.
Randomized, double-blind trial of chitosan for body weight reduction
The above data suggest that chitosan in the administered dosage, without dietary alterations, does not reduce body weight in overweight subjects, and is not incorporated as a major constituent into several over-the-counter remedies.
Yohimbine for erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.
Hawthorn extract for treating chronic heart failure.
There is a significant benefit in symptom control and physiologic outcomes from hawthorn extract as an adjunctive treatment for chronic heart failure according to double-blind randomised clinical trials.
Guar gum for body weight reduction: meta-analysis of randomized trials.
Kava extract for treating anxiety.
The evidence presented implies that kava extract is superior compared with placebo and relatively safe as a treatment option for anxiety, and warrant further and more rigorous investigations into the efficacy and safety of kava Extract.