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Table 1 Eligible article characteristics (n = 21)

From: Web-based online resources about adverse interactions or side effects associated with complementary and alternative medicine: a systematic review, summarization and quality assessment

References Article title Study country Study design Article type
Allais et al. [8] Access to databases in complementary medicine Italy Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Archer et al. [24] Development of an alert system to detect drug interactions with herbal supplements using medical record data USA Development of alert system prototype Original Research
Boddy et al. [25] Review of reliable information sources related to integrative oncology UK Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Boehmer et al. [26] Evaluating the value of a web-based natural medicine clinical decision tool at an academic medical center USA Evaluation of web-based clinical decision tool Original Research
Clauson et al. [27] Clinical decision support tools: Personal digital assistant versus online dietary supplement databases USA Review and evaluation of databases and personal digital assistants Review
Faubert et al. [28] A pilot study to compare natural health product-drug interactions in two databases in Canada Canada Evaluation of databases Original Research
Fischer et al. [29] Complementary and alternative medical reference software for personal digital assistants: Evidence of clinical applicability USA Evaluation of databases Original Research
Fitzpatrick et al. [30] Natural standard database USA Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Gregory et al. [31] Characterization of complementary and alternative medicine-related consultations in an academic drug information service USA Analysis of complementary and alternative medicine drug information consultations Original Research
Jackson [9] An overview of information resources for herbal medicinals and dietary supplements USA Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Jackson et al. [10] Resources for information on herbal medicinals and dietary supplements USA Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Kiefer et al. [12] Finding information on herbal therapy: A guide to useful sources for clinicians USA Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Meyer et al. [13] Evaluation of herbal-drug interaction data in tertiary resources USA Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Molassiotis et al. [32] Quality and safety issues of web-based information about herbal medicines in the treatment of cancer China, UK Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Motl et al. [11] Health information web sites by therapeutic category for healthcare professionals USA Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Sun et al. [34] Development of quantitative structure–activity relationship models to predict potential nephrotoxic ingredients in traditional chinese medicines China Development and testing of model Original Research
Spanakis et al. [33] PharmActa: Empowering patients to avoid clinical significant drug-herb interactions Greece Evaluation of mobile app Original Research
Sweet et al. [14] Usefulness of herbal and dietary supplement references USA Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Tomasulo [35] Natural Standard–new integrative medicine database USA Review of medical information resource(s) Review
Walker et al. [36] Evaluation of the ability of seven herbal resources to answer questions about herbal products asked in drug information centers USA Evaluation of databases Original Research
Yap et al. [37] Utilizing mobile networks for the detection of clinically relevant interactions between chemotherapy regimens and complementary and alternative medicines Singapore Development of an iPhone app Original Research
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