Placebo Publications June 2021

Today we present 22 new placebo and nocebo research papers, comments and abstracts identified during June 2021. As usual, they are based on new PUBMED publication using the search terms „placebo“ and „nocebo“ and are hand-selected from more than 1101 new publications during the preceding month. Previously published monthly updates can be found in our archive. Todays selection as well as all previously identified papers will also go into our placebo research library that currently contains nearly 5,000 relevant papers. If you would like to get access to the full database, please register for our newsletter and provide us with your email address and affiliation.

Allaz, A. F., Mateiciuc Leutke, S., & Cedraschi, C. (2021).
[On some links between pain and emotions]. Rev Med Suisse, 17(744), 1200-1203.

Arandia, I. R., & Di Paolo, E. A. (2021).
Placebo From an Enactive Perspective. Front Psychol, 12, 660118. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.660118

Braczyk, J., & Babel, P. (2021).
The role of the observers’ perception of a model’s self-confidence in observationally induced placebo analgesia. J Pain. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2021.06.001

Brown, D. R., Cappozzo, F., De Roeck, D., Zariwala, M. G., & Deb, S. K. (2021).
Mouth Rinsing With a Pink Non-caloric, Artificially-Sweetened Solution Improves Self-Paced Running Performance and Feelings of Pleasure in Habitually Active Individuals. Front Nutr, 8, 678105. doi:10.3389/fnut.2021.678105

Chiffi, D., Pietarinen, A. V., & Grecucci, A. (2021).
Meaning and Affect in the Placebo Effect. J Med Philos, 46(3), 313-329. doi:10.1093/jmp/jhab002

Davis, A. J., Crittenden, B., & Cohen, E. (2021).
Effects of social support on performance outputs and perceived difficulty during physical exercise. Physiol Behav, 239, 113490. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2021.113490

Horvath, A., Koteles, F., & Szabo, A. (2021).
Nocebo effects on motor performance: A systematic literature review. Scand J Psychol. doi:10.1111/sjop.12753

Kube, T., Hofmann, V. E., Glombiewski, J. A., & Kirsch, I. (2021).
Correction: Providing open-label placebos remotely-A randomized controlled trial in allergic rhinitis. PLoS One, 16(6), e0252850. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0252850

McDowell, M., & Kause, A. (2021).
Communicating Uncertainties About the Effects of Medical Interventions Using Different Display Formats. Risk Anal. doi:10.1111/risa.13739

Necka, E. A., Amir, C., Dildine, T. C., & Atlas, L. Y. (2021).
Expectations about pain and analgesic treatment are shaped by medical providers’ facial appearances: Evidence from five online clinical simulation experiments. Soc Sci Med, 281, 114091. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114091

Oliveira, A., & Paumgartten, F. J. R. (2021).
Ethical issues in placebo-controlled trials of COVID-19 vaccines. Cad Saude Publica, 37(6), e00007221. doi:10.1590/0102-311X00007221

Penson, P. E., & Banach, M. (2021).
Nocebo/drucebo effect in statin-intolerant patients: an attempt at recommendations. Eur Heart J. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehab358

Rosen, A., Sachs, L., Ekdahl, A., Westberg, A., Gerdhem, P., Kaptchuk, T. J., & Jensen, K. (2021).
Surgeons’ behaviors and beliefs regarding placebo effects in surgery. Acta Orthop, 1-6. doi:10.1080/17453674.2021.1941627

Rowe, I. A., & Parker, R. (2021).
The Placebo Response in Randomized Trials in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Simply Explained. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2021.05.059

Schienle, A., & Unger, I. (2021).
Open-label placebo treatment to improve relaxation training effects in healthy psychology students: a randomized controlled trial. Sci Rep, 11(1), 13073. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-92579-0

Schmidt, K., Kleine-Borgmann, J., Holle-Lee, D., Gaul, C., & Bingel, U. (2021).
Impact of a 12-week open-label placebo treatment on headache days in episodic and chronic migraine: a study protocol for a parallel-group, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11(6), e045969. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045969

Siddiqui, F., Barbateskovic, M., Juul, S., Katakam, K. K., Munkholm, K., Gluud, C., & Jakobsen, J. C. (2021).
Duloxetine versus ‘active’ placebo, placebo or no intervention for major depressive disorder; a protocol for a systematic review of randomised clinical trials with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis. Syst Rev, 10(1), 171. doi:10.1186/s13643-021-01722-5

Smolen, J. S., Caporali, R., Doerner, T., Fautrel, B., Benedetti, F., Pieper, B., & Jang, M. (2021).
Treatment journey in rheumatoid arthritis with biosimilars: from better access to good disease control through cost savings and prevention of nocebo effects. RMD Open, 7(2). doi:10.1136/rmdopen-2021-001637

Vambheim, S. M., Daniali, H., & Flaten, M. A. (2021).
Placebo Effects on Stress, but Not on Pain Reports. A Multi-Experiment Study. Front Psychol, 12, 639236. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.639236

Weiss, E. S. (2021).
Power of words and expectation. Can Fam Physician, 67(2), 81. doi:10.46747/cfp.670281_1

Wilhelm, M., & Euteneuer, F. (2021).
Does Health Literacy Make a Difference? Comparing the Effect of Conventional Medicine Versus Homeopathic Prescribing on Treatment Credibility and Expectancy. Front Psychol, 12, 581255. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.581255

Yang, H., Yang, X., Liu, H., Long, H., Hu, H., Wang, Q., Huang, R., Shan, D., Li, K. & Lai, W. (2021).
Placebo modulation in orthodontic pain: a single-blind functional magnetic resonance study. Radiol Med. doi:10.1007/s11547-021-01374-4

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