A systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of practitioner-based complementary and alternative therapies in the management of rheumatic diseases: osteoarthritis.

@article{Macfarlane2012ASR,
  title={A systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of practitioner-based complementary and alternative therapies in the management of rheumatic diseases: osteoarthritis.},
  author={Gary John Macfarlane and Priya Paudyal and Michael T. Doherty and Edzard Edzard Ernst and George Lewith and Hugh MacPherson and Julius Sim and Gareth T. Jones},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 12},
  pages={2224-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To critically review the evidence on the efficacy and effectiveness of practitioner-based complementary therapies for patients with osteoarthritis. We excluded t'ai chi and acupuncture, which have been the subject of recent reviews. METHODS Randomized controlled trials, published in English up to May 2011, were identified using systematic searches of bibliographic databases and searching of reference lists. Information was extracted on outcomes, statistical significance in… CONTINUE READING
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