Deaths after Chiropractic: A Review of Published Cases

E. Ernst

Disclosures

Int J Clin Pract. 2010;64(10):1162-1165. 

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Methods

Electronic searches were conducted in the following electronic databases: Medline, Embase, AMED, Cochrane Library (September 2009). No restrictions of time or language were applied. Search terms were chiropractic, spinal manipulation, vascular accidents, stroke, death and fatality. In addition, our own departmental files and the bibliographies of the articles thus located were searched. Several experts were also contacted for further data. Case reports were included if they provided information on human patients who had died after receiving one or more treatments from a chiropractor. Data were extracted from the included articles according to predefined criteria (Table 1).

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