Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP(Edin)
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Ernst E.; Chiropractic. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137:701. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-137-8-200210150-00025
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(8):701.
TO THE EDITOR:
The article by Meeker and Haldeman (1) on chiropractic is highly informative on several issues but equally misleading on other points, particularly research. For instance, the authors state that there is no evidence of publication bias in the chiropractic literature. We have recently shown that, in the United Kingdom, nonpublication of severe adverse effects of chiropractic seems to be close to 100% (2). The authors also claim that 43 randomized, controlled trials of spinal manipulation for back pain have been published, but they fail to mention that most of them do not relate to chiropractic spinal manipulation.
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