A placebo-controlled trial of a proprietary extract of North American ginseng (CVT-E002) to prevent acute respiratory illness in institutionalized older adults.

@article{McElhaney2004APT,
  title={A placebo-controlled trial of a proprietary extract of North American ginseng (CVT-E002) to prevent acute respiratory illness in institutionalized older adults.},
  author={Janet E. McElhaney and Stefan Gravenstein and Sharon K Cole and Edward Davidson and Dennis O'neill and Sharon Petitjean and Barry Rumble and Jacqueline J. Shan},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={13-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare a proprietary extract of American ginseng, CVT-E002, with placebo in preventing acute respiratory illness (ARI) in an institutional setting during the influenza season. DESIGN Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials conducted late in the 2000 (8 week) and 2000-2001 (12 week) influenza seasons. SETTING Long-term care setting that included nursing home and assisted living at three sites. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-nine (2000) and 109 (2000-2001) enrolled… CONTINUE READING
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