Responses

Patient–physician communication on herbal medicine use during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests

PLEASE NOTE:

  • A rapid response is a moderated but not peer reviewed online response to a published article in a BMJ journal; it will not receive a DOI and will not be indexed unless it is also republished as a Letter, Correspondence or as other content. Find out more about rapid responses.
  • We intend to post all responses which are approved by the Editor, within 14 days (BMJ Journals) or 24 hours (The BMJ), however timeframes cannot be guaranteed. Responses must comply with our requirements and should contribute substantially to the topic, but it is at our absolute discretion whether we publish a response, and we reserve the right to edit or remove responses before and after publication and also republish some or all in other BMJ publications, including third party local editions in other countries and languages
  • Our requirements are stated in our rapid response terms and conditions and must be read. These include ensuring that: i) you do not include any illustrative content including tables and graphs, ii) you do not include any information that includes specifics about any patients,iii) you do not include any original data, unless it has already been published in a peer reviewed journal and you have included a reference, iv) your response is lawful, not defamatory, original and accurate, v) you declare any competing interests, vi) you understand that your name and other personal details set out in our rapid response terms and conditions will be published with any responses we publish and vii) you understand that once a response is published, we may continue to publish your response and/or edit or remove it in the future.
  • By submitting this rapid response you are agreeing to our terms and conditions for rapid responses and understand that your personal data will be processed in accordance with those terms and our privacy notice.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

  • Published on:
    Further Insights into the Dialogue Between Expecting Mothers and Their Doctors Regarding Use of Herbal Remedies in Pregnancy
    • Poorya Kheyrandish, General Practitioner Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran

    Dear esteemed authors,

    Congratulations on this well-designed study. I carefully read your study with great interest. I decided to write a commentary on your study as it discusses a field I am most passionate about.

    - Introduction:
    The introduction provides a comprehensive background on the use of herbal medicine (HM) during pregnancy, the potential risks, and the importance of effective patient-physician communication. The rationale for conducting this systematic review is well-justified.
    - Methods:
    The search strategy is well-described and comprehensive, covering multiple relevant databases and using appropriate keywords and search terms.
    The eligibility criteria for study inclusion are clearly stated and reasonable.
    The process of study selection, data extraction, and risk of bias assessment is described in detail and appears to be rigorous.
    The methods for data synthesis and statistical analysis, including the use of subgroup analyses and correlation analyses, are appropriate and well-explained.
    - Results:
    The results are presented systematically and clearly, with the use of tables, figures, and forest plots to effectively visualize the findings.
    The findings related to the prevalence of HM use during pregnancy, the rates of disclosure to healthcare providers, and the factors associated with disclosure are insightful and well-supported by the data.
    The subgroup analyses based on geographical regio...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.