B Brinkhaus

Summary

Affiliation: Humboldt University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with allergic rhinitis: a pragmatic randomized trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:535-43. 2008
  2. pmc Pulsatile dry cupping in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee - a randomized controlled exploratory trial
    Michael Teut
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr, 57, 10437, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:184. 2012
  3. pmc Experts' opinions on terminology for complementary and integrative medicine - a qualitative study with leading experts
    Christine Holmberg
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr 57, Berlin, 10117, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:218. 2012
  4. pmc Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Germany - a survey of patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:19. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Integration of complementary and alternative medicine into German medical school curricula -- contradictions between the opinions of decision makers and the status quo
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 12:139-43. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Who controls the placebo? Introducing a Placebo Quality Checklist for pharmacological trials
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr 57, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:149-56. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Interventions and physician characteristics in a randomized multicenter trial of acupuncture in patients with low-back pain
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 12:649-57. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Physician and treatment characteristics in a randomised multicentre trial of acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
    B Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Humboldt University of Berlin, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 15:180-9. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite, University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 166:450-7. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Herbal medicine with curcuma and fumitory in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr 57, DE 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Scand J Gastroenterol 40:936-43. 2005

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with allergic rhinitis: a pragmatic randomized trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:535-43. 2008
    ..Acupuncture is widely used in patients with allergic rhinitis, but the available evidence of its effectiveness is insufficient...
  2. pmc Pulsatile dry cupping in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee - a randomized controlled exploratory trial
    Michael Teut
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr, 57, 10437, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:184. 2012
    ..Cupping is used in various traditional medicine forms to relieve pain in musculoskeletal diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of cupping in relieving the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
  3. pmc Experts' opinions on terminology for complementary and integrative medicine - a qualitative study with leading experts
    Christine Holmberg
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr 57, Berlin, 10117, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:218. 2012
    ..The aim of this qualitative study was to understand the thoughts of leading experts on IM and on the scientific debate in the field as well as their personal opinions about terminology in general...
  4. pmc Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Germany - a survey of patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 6:19. 2006
    ..Previous studies have suggested an increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of CAM in German patients with IBD...
  5. ncbi request reprint Integration of complementary and alternative medicine into German medical school curricula -- contradictions between the opinions of decision makers and the status quo
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 12:139-43. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to survey key decision makers at German medical schools with regard to their views on CAM and to examine the extent to which CAM has already been integrated in the German medical school system...
  6. ncbi request reprint Who controls the placebo? Introducing a Placebo Quality Checklist for pharmacological trials
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr 57, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:149-56. 2008
    ..The Placebo Quality Checklist (PQC) described here may help investigators select an appropriate placebo and help both investigators and critical readers interpret the findings of studies with more care...
  7. ncbi request reprint Interventions and physician characteristics in a randomized multicenter trial of acupuncture in patients with low-back pain
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 12:649-57. 2006
    ..Descriptions of the interventions used in acupuncture studies are often incomplete. The aim of this paper is to describe participating trial physicians and interventions in a randomised trial of acupuncture for low back pain...
  8. ncbi request reprint Physician and treatment characteristics in a randomised multicentre trial of acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
    B Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Humboldt University of Berlin, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 15:180-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the treatment and physician characteristics in a randomised trial of acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee...
  9. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite, University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 166:450-7. 2006
    ..Acupuncture is widely used by patients with low back pain, although its effectiveness is unclear. We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain...
  10. ncbi request reprint Herbal medicine with curcuma and fumitory in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr 57, DE 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Scand J Gastroenterol 40:936-43. 2005
    ..Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disorder for which there is no reliable medical treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of two herbal remedies used in the treatment of IBS...
  11. doi request reprint Integration of complementary and alternative medicine into medical schools in Austria, Germany and Switzerland--results of a cross-sectional study
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Wien Med Wochenschr 161:32-43. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to evaluate the current opinions on CAM from decision makers at medical schools in three German-speaking countries and the present extent to which it has been integrated...
  12. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture Randomized Trials (ART) in patients with chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee - design and protocols
    B Brinkhaus
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Klinikum Charit, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 10:185-91. 2003
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  13. doi request reprint Acupuncture in seasonal allergic rhinitis (ACUSAR)--design and protocol of a randomised controlled multi-centre trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 17:95-102. 2010
    ..We report on the study design and protocol of a randomised controlled trial (Acupuncture in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, ACUSAR) that investigates the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR)...
  14. doi request reprint How to treat a patient with chronic low back pain - methodology and results of the first international case conference of integrative medicine
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center Berlin, Luisenstr 57, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 19:54-62. 2011
    ..In this paper the methodological tool "case conference on IM" is also described...
  15. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial
    C Witt
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Lancet 366:136-43. 2005
    ..We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee...
  16. doi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with headache
    S Jena
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité Medical Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Cephalalgia 28:969-79. 2008
    ..The outcome changes in non-randomized patients were similar to those in randomized patients. Acupuncture plus routine care in patients with headache was associated with marked clinical improvements compared with routine care alone...
  17. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with headache
    C M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite, University Medical Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Cephalalgia 28:334-45. 2008
    ..64 (362.19, 369.10)]. The ICER was euro11 657 per QALY gained. According to international cost-effectiveness threshold values, acupuncture is a cost-effective treatment in patients with primary headache...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Acupuncture. Clinical studies on efficacy and effectiveness in patients with chronic pain]
    C M Witt
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, 10098 Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:736-42. 2006
    ..Whether the effects of acupuncture are due primarily to specific or unspecific mechanisms appears to depend on the diagnosis and should be investigated in further studies...
  19. doi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:166.e1-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea...
  20. doi request reprint Safety of acupuncture: results of a prospective observational study with 229,230 patients and introduction of a medical information and consent form
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:91-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the safety of acupuncture in a large number of patients receiving conventional health care and, based on these results, to develop a new medical consent form for acupuncture...
  21. doi request reprint Homoeopathic versus conventional therapy for atopic eczema in children: medical and economic results
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Centre, DE 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Dermatology 219:329-40. 2009
    ..One of five children visiting a homoeopathic physician is suffering from atopic eczema...
  22. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and cost-effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with osteoarthritis pain
    Thomas Reinhold
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Health Econ 9:209-19. 2008
    ..In conclusion, acupuncture was a cost-effective treatment strategy in patients with chronic osteoarthritis pain...
  23. ncbi request reprint Teaching complementary and alternative medicine in a reform curriculum
    Claudia M Witt
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:342-8. 2006
    ..Therefore, CAM therapies were introduced to the Charité University Medical School (Berlin, Germany) reform curriculum...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with chronic neck pain
    Stefan N Willich
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Pain 125:107-13. 2006
    ..According to international cost-effectiveness threshold values, acupuncture is a cost-effective treatment strategy in patients with chronic neck pain...
  25. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip: a randomized, controlled trial with an additional nonrandomized arm
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Arthritis Rheum 54:3485-93. 2006
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture in addition to routine care, compared with routine care alone, in the treatment of patients with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Design of models for acupuncture in disease and in disease models]
    Claudia Witt
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 98:473-5. 2004
  27. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture in women and men with allergic rhinitis: a randomized controlled study in usual care
    Claudia M Witt
    Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 169:562-71. 2009
    ..Acupuncture, supplementary to routine care, was beneficial and, according to international benchmarks, cost-effective. However, because of the study design, it remains unclear whether the effects are acupuncture specific...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pragmatic randomized trial evaluating the clinical and economic effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic low back pain
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 164:487-96. 2006
    ..The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio was euro10,526 (euros) per quality-adjusted life year. Acupuncture plus routine care was associated with marked clinical improvements in these patients and was relatively cost-effective...
  29. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for patients with chronic neck pain
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Pain 125:98-106. 2006
    ..Treatment with acupuncture added to routine care in patients with chronic neck pain was associated with improvements in neck pain and disability compared to treatment with routine care alone...
  30. doi request reprint Treatment of the adverse effects from acupuncture and their economic impact: a prospective study in 73,406 patients with low back or neck pain
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Pain 15:193-7. 2011
    ..047). Adverse effects from acupuncture occur in about 7% of patients and were mainly treated by themselves. When these effects needed treatment by a health professional additional expenses were the consequence...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Acupuncture studies. "The scientific standards were very high"]
    S N Willich
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin
    MMW Fortschr Med 147:12-3. 2005
  32. doi request reprint Moxa sticks: thermal properties and possible implications for clinical trials
    D Pach
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr 57, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 17:243-6. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the infrared spectrum and the irradiance of different types of moxa sticks to develop a basis for a moxa stick control therapy...
  33. ncbi request reprint Homeopathic arnica therapy in patients receiving knee surgery: results of three randomised double-blind trials
    B Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 14:237-46. 2006
    ..We investigated the effectiveness of homeopathic Arnica montana on postoperative swelling and pain after arthroscopy (ART), artificial knee joint implantation (AKJ), and cruciate ligament reconstruction (CLR)...
  34. doi request reprint Efficacy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acupuncture for allergic rhinitis - An overview about previous and ongoing studies
    C M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Auton Neurosci 157:42-5. 2010
    ..Further studies with a larger sample size are urgently needed to draw more rigorous conclusions and the results of the ongoing trials will provide us with further information within the next two years...
  35. ncbi request reprint The impact of patient expectations on outcomes in four randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in patients with chronic pain
    Klaus Linde
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstr 9, 80801 Munich, Germany
    Pain 128:264-71. 2007
    ..03 (1.26-3.26) and 2.35 (1.68-3.30), respectively. Results from the 6-month follow-up were similar. In conclusion, in our trials a significant association was shown between better improvement and higher outcome expectations...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of active Crohn's disease: a randomized controlled study
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of Medicine I Gastroenterology, Research Group for Alternative Medicine, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Digestion 69:131-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of active Crohn's disease (CD)...
  37. ncbi request reprint The acupuncture randomised trial (ART) for tension-type headache--details of the treatment
    Dieter Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    Acupunct Med 23:157-65. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of ulcerative colitis: a randomized controlled study
    Stefanie Joos
    Department of Medicine I, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
    Scand J Gastroenterol 41:1056-63. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of active ulcerative colitis (UC)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for patients with migraine: a randomized controlled trial
    Klaus Linde
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    JAMA 293:2118-25. 2005
    ..Acupuncture is widely used to prevent migraine attacks, but the available evidence of its benefit is scarce...
  40. pmc Acupuncture in patients with tension-type headache: randomised controlled trial
    Dieter Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstr 9, 80801 Munich, Germany
    BMJ 331:376-82. 2005
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with tension-type headache...
  41. ncbi request reprint Treatment in a randomized multicenter trial of acupuncture for migraine (ART migraine)
    Klaus Linde
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:101-8. 2006
    ..This paper aims to describe the characteristics of physicians and interventions of a large, multicenter randomized trial of acupuncture for migraine (ART Migraine) in order to enable acupuncturists to assess the study interventions...
  42. ncbi request reprint Urinary excretion and metabolism of arbutin after oral administration of Arctostaphylos uvae ursi extract as film-coated tablets and aqueous solution in healthy humans
    Gernot Schindler
    Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen Nuremberg, Department of Medicine I, Erlangen, Germany
    J Clin Pharmacol 42:920-7. 2002
    ..There was substantial intersubject variability. No significant differences between the two groups were found in the metabolite patterns detected (hydroquinone, hydroquinone-glucuronide, and hydroquinone-sulfate)...