Miscellaneous Systematic Reviews


Pincus T, Holt N, Vogel S, Underwood M, Savage R, Walsh DA, Taylor SJ. Cognitive and affective reassurance and patient outcomes in primary care: a systematic review. Pain. 2013 Nov;154(11):2407-16. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.07.019. Epub 2013 Jul 18. The abstract of this article is available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23872104


Levi JR, Brody RM, McKee-Cole K, Pribitkin E, O’Reilly R. Complementary and alternative medicine for pediatric otitis media. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Apr 4. A link to the study abstract can be found at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23562352


Baranowsky J, Klose P, Musial F, et al.   Qualitative systemic review of randomized controlled trials on complementary and alternative medicine treatments in fibromyalgia.  Rheumatology International. 2009;30(1):1-21. A link  to the study abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19672601


Ernst E, Canter PH.  A systematic review of systematic reviews of spinal manipulation.  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2006;99(4):192-6.

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Furlan AD, Yazdi F, Tsertsvadze A,  et al.  A systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and safety of selected complementary and alternative medicine for neck and low-back pain.  Evidence- Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012;2012:953139. Epub 2011 Nov 24. A link to the study abstract can be found here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22203884


Heneghan NR, Adab P, Balanos GM, et al.  Manual therapy for chronic obstructive airways disease: A systematic review of current evidence.  Man Ther. 2012 Dec;17(6):507-18. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2012.05.004. Epub 2012 Jun 15.  A link to the study abstract can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22703901


Romano M, Negrini S.  Manual therapy as a conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic review. Scoliosis. 2008;3:2.  A PDF of the full text of this study can be found  here.


Sarris J, Byrne GJ. A systematic review of insomnia and complementary medicine. Sleep Med Rev. 2011;15(2):99-106. A link to the study abstract can be found here:   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20965131


Snelling J. Do any treatments work for irritable bowel syndrome? A review.  International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.  2006;9(4):137-142.  A copy of the full text of this article will be accessible via the Elsevier package available through the O-zone (https://members.osteopathy.org.uk).


Williams NH, Hendry M, Lewis R, et al.  Psychological response in spinal manipulation (PRISM): a systematic review of psychological outcomes in randomised controlled trials.  Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2007;15(4):271-83. A link to the abstract for this paper can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18054729