Efficacy and safety of osteopathic manipulative treatment: an overview of systematic reviews

  title={Efficacy and safety of osteopathic manipulative treatment: an overview of systematic reviews},
  author={Donatella Bagagiolo and Debora Rosa and Francesca Borrelli},
  journal={BMJ Open},
Objective To summarise the available clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for different conditions. Design Overview of systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses (MAs). PROSPERO CRD42020170983. Data sources An electronic search was performed using seven databases: PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, JBI, Prospero and Cochrane Library, from their inception until November 2021. Eligibility criteria for selecting studies SRs and MAs of randomised… 
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