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2022 Feb 08


A systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo effect in clinical trials on chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.


Morozov A, Bazarkin A, Babaevskaya D, Taratkin M, Kozlov V, Suvorov A, Spivak L, McFarland J, Russo GI, Enikeev D
Prostate. 2022 Feb 08.
PMID: 35133667.


It is a common practice to control efficacy of pharmacological treatment with a placebo group. However, placebo itself may affect subjective and even objective results. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the placebo effect on symptoms of CP/CPPS to improve future clinical trials.