While panel members looked at herbal therapies, they didn’t make any recommendations regarding their use due to limited knowledge of herbal medicines and concern about the quality of standardization and safety.
Explore This IssueApril 2015
The guideline concludes with a listing of 15 areas in which more research is needed. While many of the key action statements were supported by Grade A-level evidence, review of the evidence profile for other statements revealed knowledge gaps and the need for further research.
Karen Appold is a freelance medical writer based in Pennsylvania.