Efficacies of different preparations of glucosamine for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a meta‐analysis of randomised, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trials

@article{Wu2013EfficaciesOD,
  title={Efficacies of different preparations of glucosamine for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a meta‐analysis of randomised, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trials},
  author={D. Wu and Y. Huang and Y. T. Gu and Wei Fan},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={67}
}
  • D. Wu, Y. Huang, W. Fan
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Clinical Practice
To determine the efficacies of different preparations of glucosamine for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). 
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