Submited on: 20 Sep 2012 02:23:39 PM GMT
Published on: 21 Sep 2012 06:10:22 PM GMT

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    Varma therapy in geriatric patients is the main claim.  It is important in the context that it can relieve symptoms without internal medications.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.

    To my knowledge, papers on varma therapy in treating Cakana vatham in geriatric population has not been published yet. so I consider this as a novel one.

  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?

    It is an open clinical trial.

  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?

    Since it is a open trial, i hope the methodology is valid.

  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?

    If number of clinical participants is more, the results can be more substantiated with statistical significance.

  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    I would like to see these type of papers in the upcoming seminars, so that awareness among physicians is brought out to treat the geriatric population without internal drugs.

  • Other Comments:

    Use of siddha terminologies with equivalent english terms within brackets would make readers understandable is a better way. Care should be taken in the spelling of words , grammar and vocubulary

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  • Have you previously published on this or a similar topic?:
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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    Varma therapy is one paper in my postgraduation degree

  • How to cite:  Chandrasekaran A .The Role of Varma Therapy in Cakana Vatam[Review of the article 'The Role of Varma Therapy in Cakana Vatam ' by Kannan M].WebmedCentral 2012;3(10):WMCRW002302
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