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Dwain M. Daniel, D.C.
How this evidence was rated:
Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT)
December 1, 2010
Prevention of idiopathic costochondritis (CC) is truly an elusive subject in the scientific literature. Only a handful of studies have been performed that even attempt to address risk factors or prevention. All are observational. The following are have been rated as C and have very limited evidence.
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