Placebo Publications October 2021

Today we present 17 new placebo and nocebo research papers, comments and abstracts identified during October 2021. As usual, they are based on new PUBMED publication using the search terms „placebo“ and „nocebo“ and are hand-selected from more than 824 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.

Bernstein, M. H., Rosenfield, M., Fuchs, N., Magill, M., Blease, C. R., Beaudoin, F. L., Rich, J. D., Wartolowska, K. & Terek, R. M. (2021).
How orthopedic surgeons view open label placebo pills: Ethical and effective, but opposed to personal use. J Psychosom Res, 151, 110638. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110638

Bieniek, H., & Babel, P. (2021).
The effect of the model’s social status on placebo analgesia induced by social observational learning. Pain Med. doi:10.1093/pm/pnab299

Blease, C., & DesRoches, C. M. (2021).
Open notes in patient care: confining deceptive placebos to the past? J Med Ethics. doi:10.1136/medethics-2021-107746

Crawford, L., Mills, E., Hanson, T., Macey, P. M., Glarin, R., Macefield, V. G., Keay, K. A. & Henderson, L. A. (2021).
Brainstem mechanisms of pain modulation: a within-subjects 7T fMRI study of Placebo Analgesic and Nocebo Hyperalgesic Responses. J Neurosci. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0806-21.2021

Erre, G. L., Mavridis, D., Woodman, R. J., & Mangoni, A. A. (2021).
Placebo response in psoriatic arthritis clinical trials: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/keab774

Filip-Stachnik, A., Krzysztofik, M., Del Coso, J., & Wilk, M. (2021).
Acute effects of two caffeine doses on bar velocity during the bench press exercise among women habituated to caffeine: a randomized, crossover, double-blind study involving control and placebo conditions. Eur J Nutr. doi:10.1007/s00394-021-02708-8

Ho, R. S. T., Ho, F. F., Adams, J., Cramer, H., Leung, B., Ward, L., Zhang, Y. & Chung, V. C. H. (2021).
Patients’ perceptions on non-specific effects of acupuncture: Qualitative comparison between responders and non-responders. Integr Med Res, 11(1), 100771. doi:10.1016/j.imr.2021.100771

Huneke, N. T. M., Chamberlain, S. R., Baldwin, D. S., & Grant, J. E. (2021).
Diverse predictors of treatment response to active medication and placebo in gambling disorder. J Psychiatr Res, 144, 96-101. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.09.053

Jamjoom, A. M., Saeedi, R. J., & Jamjoom, A. B. (2021).
Placebo Effect of Sham Spine Procedures in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. J Pain Res, 14, 3057-3065. doi:10.2147/JPR.S317697

Krefting, F., Holsken, S., Schedlowski, M., & Sondermann, W. (2021).
[The effect of treatment expectations on pruritus and skin pain]. Schmerz. doi:10.1007/s00482-021-00600-2

Kube, T., & Rozenkrantz, L. (2021).
When Beliefs Face Reality: An Integrative Review of Belief Updating in Mental Health and Illness. Perspect Psychol Sci, 16(2), 247-274. doi:10.1177/1745691620931496

Lee, Y. H., & Song, G. G. (2021).
Nocebo responses in randomized controlled trials of COVID-19 vaccines. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. doi:10.5414/CP204028

MacKrill, K., Morrison, Z., & Petrie, K. J. (2021).
Increasing and dampening the nocebo response following medicine-taking: A randomised controlled trial. J Psychosom Res, 150, 110630. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110630

Maser, D., Muller, D., Bingel, U., & Mussgens, D. (2021).
[Results of a pilot study on the role of therapy expectation in interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy for chronic back pain]. Schmerz. doi:10.1007/s00482-021-00590-1

Miller, C. T., Owen, P. J., Than, C. A., Ball, J., Sadler, K., Piedimonte, A., Benedetti, F. & Belavy, D. L. (2021).
Correction to: Attempting to Separate Placebo Effects from Exercise in Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sports Med. doi:10.1007/s40279-021-01578-8

Mitsikostas, D. D., Aravantinou-Fatorou, K., Deligianni, C., Kravvariti, E., Korompoki, E., Mylona, M., Vryttia, P., Papagiannopoulou, G., Delicha, E. M., Dellis, A., Tsivgoulis, G., Dimopoulos, M. A., Amanzio, M. & Sfikakis, P. P. (2021).
Nocebo-Prone Behavior Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Hesitancy in Healthcare Workers. Vaccines, 9(10). doi:10.3390/vaccines9101179

Sieg, M., Mark, E. B., Drewes, A. M., & Vase, L. (2021).
Importance of blinding and expectations in opioid-induced constipation: evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Scand J Pain. doi:10.1515/sjpain-2021-0115

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