Review: Placebo is better than no treatment for subjective continuous outcomes and for treatment of pain
- THE POTENT PLACEBO. // Ardell Wellness Report;Spring/Summer2001, Issue 59, p2
Comments on the beliefs of persons about the efficacy of placebo in treating their illnesses.
- PLACEBOS: Fooling the Body to Heal Itself. Brown, Walter A.; Severs, Barbara // USA Today Magazine;Jul99, Vol. 128 Issue 2650, p13
Discusses the effectivity of placebo, a pharmacologically inert capsule or injection, in treating illnesses. Definition of placebo; Information on how it was conceived; Misconceptions on placebo; How a placebo works.
- Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity Is Not a New Entity. Rúa, Eduardo Cueto; Drut, Ricardo; Peña, Amado Salvador // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov2013, Vol. 108 Issue 11, p1805
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Non-celiac wheat sensitivity diagnosed by double-blind placebo-controlled challenge: Exploring a new clinical entity" by A. Carroccio and colleagues in 2012 issue.
- Study Downplays Placebo Response. Bourassa, Nicole // Natural Health;Sep2001, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p24
Reports on a study conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, which compared the health of people who received either a placebo or no treatment at all in 114 studies on conditions ranging from cancer to headaches. Study's failure to prove the placebo effect.
- Some of the best medicines are all in the mind. Motluk, Alison // New Scientist;8/18/2001, Vol. 171 Issue 2304, p19
Reports on the positive effect of placebos on health. Details of a study conducted on patients with Parkinson's disease using either a placebo or apomorphine drug.
- Hypnosis: Placebo or nonplacebo? Van Dyck, Richard; Hoogduin, Kees // American Journal of Psychotherapy;Jul90, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p396
Shows that placebo effects are not related to hypnotizability. Relation between hypnotherapy and hypnotizability in the treatment of anxiety, pain and psychophysiological disorders; Use of placebos in the treatment of addiction or habit disorders; Application of hypnosis for its placebo value.
- Placebo Therapy and the Law: Prescribe with Care*. Kapp, Marshall B. // American Journal of Law & Medicine;Winter83, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p371
The use of placebos by physicians for therapeutic purposes is a common part of clinical medical practice. This Article examines the legal and ethical ramifications of placebo prescription. In particular, ethical concerns are related to substantive legal theories that may be advanced to attack or...
- The Powerful Placebo and the Wizard of Oz. Bailar, John C. // New England Journal of Medicine;05/24/2001, Vol. 344 Issue 21, p1630
Editorial. Focuses on the use of placebos and their potential benefits as treatments for diseases. Review in this issue of the 'New England Journal of Medicine' by Hrobjartsson and Gotzsche, which found little evidence in general that placebos had powerful clinical effects; Question of whether...
- Desloratadine: A Viewpoint by James H. Day and Elizabeth Rafeiro. Day, J.H.; Rafeiro, E. // Drugs;Apr2001, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p797
Focuses on the use of desloratadine as an antihistamine and oral metabolite agent. Comparison between desloratadine and placebo; Diseases which can be treated by desloratadine; Clinical trials conducted to measure the effectiveness of the agent.