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ACE Report #8366
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Manufactured Chinese Herbal Formula vs. routine treatments for knee osteoarthritis


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness and Safety of Manufactured Chinese Herbal Formula for Knee Osteoarthritis: Insights from a Systematic Review

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:328642

Contributing Authors: L Zhu S Yang S Wang H Gong L Li X Wei

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Synopsis

26 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) analyzing the effects of manufactured Chinese Herbal Formulae (MCHF) for the treatment of osteoarthritis were selected for inclusion. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantitatively analyze the safety and efficacy of MCHF treatment in knee osteoarthritis in comparison to routine treatments. The results were highly variable; howev...

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