Review on efficacy and health services research studies of complementary and alternative medicine in inflammatory bowel disease

@article{Joos2011ReviewOE,
  title={Review on efficacy and health services research studies of complementary and alternative medicine in inflammatory bowel disease},
  author={Stefanie Joos},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={403-409}
}
  • S. Joos
  • Published 10 June 2011
  • Medicine
  • Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
ObjectiveTo assess the evidence of the use and efficacy for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).MethodsA systematic literature search in MEDLINE was performed for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Moreover, a selective literature search for health services research studies on the use of CAM in patients with IBD was performed.ResultsHealth services research studies showed a high use of CAM in adult and… 
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