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W Rief, MC Shedden-Mora, JA Laferton, C Auer, KJ Petrie, S Salzmann, M Schedlowski and R Moosdorf
Abstract
Placebo effects contribute substantially to outcome in most fields of medicine. While clinical trials typically try to control or minimize these effects, the potential of placebo mechanisms to improve outcome is rarely used. Patient expectations about treatment efficacy and outcome are major mechanisms that contribute to these placebo effects. We aimed to optimize these expectations to improve outcome in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
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Physician, Coronary circulation, Artery, Angina pectoris, Coronary artery disease, Heart, Atherosclerosis, Coronary artery bypass surgery
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