E Ernst

Summary

Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Kombucha: a systematic review of the clinical evidence
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 10:85-7. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and cancer: the kind face of complementary medicine
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Int J Surg 7:499-500. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Anecdotal obsessions? A comment on the use of anecdotes by the general media to support claims in CAM
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery 10:254-5. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Adverse events of herbal food supplements for body weight reduction: systematic review
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exter EX2 4NT, UK
    Obes Rev 6:93-111. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint CAM research in Britain: the last 10 years
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine Department, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 11:17-20. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture--a critical analysis
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    J Intern Med 259:125-37. 2006
  7. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine for children: a good or a bad thing?
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Arch Dis Child 91:96-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies for back pain: is the evidence getting stronger?
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter, EX2 4NT, UK
    Clin Rheumatol 26:736-8. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Complementary/alternative medicine for supportive cancer care: development of the evidence-base
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Support Care Cancer 15:565-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for fibromyalgia--a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    E Mayhew
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:801-4. 2007

Collaborators

  • P H Canter
  • M H Pittler
  • M S Lee
  • E Mayhew
  • F Borrelli
  • K Schmidt
  • R Capasso
  • A Russo

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Kombucha: a systematic review of the clinical evidence
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 10:85-7. 2003
    ..Kombucha has become a popular complementary remedy. The aim of this systematic review was to critically evaluate the evidence related to its efficacy and safety...
  2. doi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and cancer: the kind face of complementary medicine
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Int J Surg 7:499-500. 2009
    ..Yet CAM can play an important role in oncology, and that is in supportive and palliative care. Several treatments can decrease the side-effects of cancer drugs or improve quality of life in other ways...
  3. ncbi request reprint Anecdotal obsessions? A comment on the use of anecdotes by the general media to support claims in CAM
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery 10:254-5. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Adverse events of herbal food supplements for body weight reduction: systematic review
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exter EX2 4NT, UK
    Obes Rev 6:93-111. 2005
    ..Exceptions are Garcinia cambogia and yerba mate, which merit further investigation...
  5. ncbi request reprint CAM research in Britain: the last 10 years
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine Department, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 11:17-20. 2005
    ..K., CAM has become a respectable area of scientific investigation only during the last decade. In this article, we review the 10 years of CAM research in Britain...
  6. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture--a critical analysis
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    J Intern Med 259:125-37. 2006
    ..Nonserious adverse effects occur in 7-11% of all patients. In conclusion, acupuncture remains steeped in controversy. Some findings are encouraging but others suggest that its clinical effects mainly depend on a placebo response...
  7. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine for children: a good or a bad thing?
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Arch Dis Child 91:96-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies for back pain: is the evidence getting stronger?
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter, EX2 4NT, UK
    Clin Rheumatol 26:736-8. 2007
    ..The direction of the evidence, however, remained unchanged for all but one therapy. We conclude that the value of complementary therapies in the management of back pain remains encouraging but not fully convincing...
  9. ncbi request reprint Complementary/alternative medicine for supportive cancer care: development of the evidence-base
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Support Care Cancer 15:565-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this article is to compare the evidence relating to the effectiveness of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) in palliative cancer care as it existed in 2000 and 2005...
  10. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for fibromyalgia--a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    E Mayhew
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:801-4. 2007
    ..Acupuncture is often used and frequently advocated for the symptomatic treatment of fibromyalgia. A systematic review has previously demonstrated encouraging findings. As it is now outdated, we wanted to update it...
  11. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture: its evidence-base is changing
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Am J Chin Med 35:21-5. 2007
    ..favoring acupuncture) and for 6 it had changed in the opposite direction. It is concluded, that acupuncture research is active. The emerging clinical evidence seems to imply that acupuncture is effective for some but not all conditions...
  12. ncbi request reprint The antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and selenium in the treatment of arthritis: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    P H Canter
    Department of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1223-33. 2007
    ..Methodological quality was assessed using the Jadad scale...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tai chi for rheumatoid arthritis: systematic review
    M S Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter, EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1648-51. 2007
    ..Collectively this evidence is not convincing enough to suggest that tai chi is an effective treatment for RA. The value of tai chi for this indication therefore remains unproven...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Anthroposophic medicine: a critical analysis]
    E Ernst
    Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
    MMW Fortschr Med 150:1-6. 2008
    ..Anthroposophic medicine (AM) is popular in Europe. This review is an attempt to critically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of AM. The aim is to contribute to a critical discussion of this subject...
  15. pmc Ethical problems arising in evidence based complementary and alternative medicine
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    J Med Ethics 30:156-9. 2004
    ..This article is an attempt to explore some of the more obvious or practical ethical aspects of complementary and alternative medicine...
  16. ncbi request reprint The Alexander technique: a systematic review of controlled clinical trials
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 10:325-9. 2003
    ..Alexander technique (AT), a process of psychophysical re-education, is being promoted for a range of medical conditions. This systematic review is aimed at critically evaluating the evidence for or against the effectiveness of AT...
  17. ncbi request reprint Panel discussions about CAM and research: science friction
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Devon EX2 4NT, UK
    Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery 9:81-2. 2003
  18. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based complementary medicine for palliative cancer care: does it make sense?
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Palliat Med 17:704-7. 2003
    ..This, in turn, would be to the detriment of future patients. Through discussing the strengths and weaknesses of both sets of arguments, both sides might learn valuable lessons...
  19. ncbi request reprint CAM in dermatology: telling fact from fiction
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Int J Dermatol 42:979-80. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint Serious psychiatric and neurological adverse effects of herbal medicines -- a systematic review
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 108:83-91. 2003
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to provide a summary of recent data on severe psychiatric and neurological adverse effects of herbal remedies...
  21. ncbi request reprint The current position of complementary/alternative medicine in cancer
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, EX2 4NT, Exeter, UK
    Eur J Cancer 39:2273-7. 2003
    ..Research in this area is scarce and with numerous therapies we cannot be sure about efficacy or safety. It follows that our current knowledge gaps urgently needs to be filled...
  22. ncbi request reprint Complementary/alternative medicine in rheumatology--between negligence, ignorance and arrogance
    E Ernst
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 10:671-2. 2002
  23. ncbi request reprint Adulteration of Chinese herbal medicines with synthetic drugs: a systematic review
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    J Intern Med 252:107-13. 2002
    ..It is concluded that adulteration of CHMs with synthetic drugs is a potentially serious problem which needs to be addressed by adequate regulatory measures...
  24. pmc Complementary and alternative medicine: what is it all about?
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Scinces, Exeter, UK
    Occup Environ Med 59:140-4; quiz 144, 84. 2002
  25. doi request reprint Complementary medicine in Germany
    E Ernst
    Climacteric 11:91-2. 2008
    ..The reasons for this difference relate to health policies of the Nazis 70 years ago and to the former communist East German government, as well as to the fact that complementary medicine is, at least partly, private health care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Research into complementary/alternative medicine: an attempt to dispel the myths
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 55:376-9. 2001
    ..Any central body overseeing CAM research has to be seen to be rigorous and impartial. Strong opinions which often dominate CAM can be a hindrance to good research. Evidence-based CAM should no longer remain a contradiction in terms...
  27. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: green tea and gastrointestinal cancer risk
    F Borrelli
    Department of Experimental Pharmacology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19:497-510. 2004
    ..Amongst these, green tea, one of the most popular beverages world-wide, has been reported to provide protective effects against gastrointestinal cancer...
  28. pmc A systematic review of systematic reviews of homeopathy
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT UK
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 54:577-82. 2002
    ..It is concluded that the best clinical evidence for homeopathy available to date does not warrant positive recommendations for its use in clinical practice...
  29. ncbi request reprint Weighing the homeopathic evidence
    E Ernst
    Homeopathy 92:67-8; discussion 123. 2003
  30. ncbi request reprint Economy chased medicine: health under the provision of economy -- chance or threat for CAM?
    E Ernst
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 12:292; author reply 292. 2005
  31. pmc Complementary evidence
    E Ernst
    J R Soc Med 96:573. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint Complementary medicine: evidence base, competence to practise and regulation
    E Ernst
    Clin Med 3:481-2; author reply 482. 2003
  33. pmc Challenges for phytopharmacovigilance
    E Ernst
    Postgrad Med J 80:249-50. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint Prospective investigations into the safety of spinal manipulation
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 21:238-42. 2001
    ..Serious adverse events are probably rare but their incidence can only be estimated at present. Further prospective investigations are needed to define their incidence more closely...