Distant healing — An “update” of a systematic review

@article{Frcp2009DistantH,
  title={Distant healing — An “update” of a systematic review},
  author={Edzard Ernst Md PhD Frcp},
  journal={Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2009},
  volume={115},
  pages={241-245}
}
  • E. E. Frcp
  • Published 2009
  • Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Einen „Update” eines publizierten systematischen Reviews klinischer Studien zum Thema Geistheilung zu erstellen. Systematisches Review. Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library und eigene Unterlagen. Klinische Studien jeder Art zum Thema Geistheilung, die zwischen 2000 und Dezember 2002 publiziert wurden. Zu jeder inkludierten Studie wurden wesentliche Daten extrahiert und in narrativer Form zusammengefasst. 8 nicht-randomisierte und 9 randomisierte klinische Studien wurden aufgefunden. Die Mehrzahl… 

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