Claudia M Witt

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Affiliation: Humboldt University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Quality assessment of physical research in homeopathy
    Claudia Becker-Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Hospital, Humboldt University of Berlin, D Berlin, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 9:113-32. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Outcome and costs of homoeopathic and conventional treatment strategies: a comparative cohort study in patients with chronic disorders
    Claudia Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 13:79-86. 2005
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Effectiveness of additional self-care acupressure for women with menstrual pain compared to usual care alone: using stakeholder engagement to design a pragmatic randomized trial and study protocol
    Susanne Blödt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Luisenstraße 57, Berlin, D 10117, Germany
    Trials 14:99. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint [Which research is needed to support clinical decision-making on integrative medicine? Can comparative effectiveness research close the gap?]
    Claudia M Witt
    Charite University Medical Center, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Berlin 10117, Germany
    Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 33:1030-5. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Research training in integrative medicine: how can we make teaching and learning in research methods more sustainable and engaging?
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine, Baltimore, MD The Institute for Integrative Health, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Explore (NY) 9:279-84. 2013
  7. pmc The quest for modernisation of traditional Chinese medicine
    Qihe Xu
    King s College London, Department of Renal Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:132. 2013
  8. pmc Comparative effectiveness of a complex Ayurvedic treatment and conventional standard care in osteoarthritis of the knee--study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Trials 14:149. 2013
  9. pmc Opinions on Kampo and reasons for using it--results from a cross-sectional survey in three Japanese clinics
    Lydia Hottenbacher
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin D 10098, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:108. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Clinical research on traditional drugs and food items--the potential of comparative effectiveness research for interdisciplinary research
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Ethnopharmacol 147:254-8. 2013

Detail Information

Publications91

  1. ncbi request reprint Quality assessment of physical research in homeopathy
    Claudia Becker-Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Hospital, Humboldt University of Berlin, D Berlin, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 9:113-32. 2003
    ..To assess the evidence of published experiments on homeopathic preparations (potencies) that target physical properties (i.e., assumed structural changes in solvents)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Outcome and costs of homoeopathic and conventional treatment strategies: a comparative cohort study in patients with chronic disorders
    Claudia Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 13:79-86. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of homoeopathy versus conventional treatment in routine care...
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint Effectiveness of additional self-care acupressure for women with menstrual pain compared to usual care alone: using stakeholder engagement to design a pragmatic randomized trial and study protocol
    Susanne Blödt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Luisenstraße 57, Berlin, D 10117, Germany
    Trials 14:99. 2013
    ..Our aim was to design a study on the effectiveness of additional self-care acupressure for menstrual pain comparing usual care alone using different methods of stakeholder engagement...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Which research is needed to support clinical decision-making on integrative medicine? Can comparative effectiveness research close the gap?]
    Claudia M Witt
    Charite University Medical Center, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Berlin 10117, Germany
    Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 33:1030-5. 2013
    ..Whereas in most areas of complementary and integrative medicine data on CER is scarce, available acupuncture research already contributes to CER evidence. This paper will introduce CER and make suggestions for future research...
  6. doi request reprint Research training in integrative medicine: how can we make teaching and learning in research methods more sustainable and engaging?
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine, Baltimore, MD The Institute for Integrative Health, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Explore (NY) 9:279-84. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc The quest for modernisation of traditional Chinese medicine
    Qihe Xu
    King s College London, Department of Renal Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:132. 2013
    ..These principles will serve as foundations for further research and development of TCM, and for its future integration into tomorrow's medicine. ..
  8. pmc Comparative effectiveness of a complex Ayurvedic treatment and conventional standard care in osteoarthritis of the knee--study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Trials 14:149. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of complex Ayurvedic treatment in comparison with conventional methods of treating OA symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis...
  9. pmc Opinions on Kampo and reasons for using it--results from a cross-sectional survey in three Japanese clinics
    Lydia Hottenbacher
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin D 10098, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:108. 2013
    ..Traditional Japanese Medicine (Kampo) is often used in Japan, but very little data on its users are available. We investigated who uses Kampo, the reasons and opinions for its use...
  10. doi request reprint Clinical research on traditional drugs and food items--the potential of comparative effectiveness research for interdisciplinary research
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Ethnopharmacol 147:254-8. 2013
    ....
  11. doi request reprint The gap between results from sham-controlled trials and trials using other controls in acupuncture research-the influence of context
    C M Witt
    Charite University Medical Center, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Berlin, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 21:112-4. 2013
    ....
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Effectiveness Guidance Document (EGD) for acupuncture research - a consensus document for conducting trials
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:148. 2012
    ..The aim of this EGD is to provide specific recommendations for the design of prospective acupuncture studies to support optimal use of resources for generating evidence that will inform stakeholder decision-making...
  14. doi request reprint Which research is needed to support clinical decision-making on integrative medicine?- Can comparative effectiveness research close the gap?
    Claudia M Witt
    Charite University Medical Center, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Berlin 10117, Germany
    Chin J Integr Med 18:723-9. 2012
    ..This paper will introduce CER and make suggestions for future research...
  15. doi request reprint Stimulation of gastric slow waves with manual acupuncture at acupuncture points ST36 and PC6--a randomized single blind controlled trial
    C M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 24:438-45, e211-2. 2012
    ..To investigate the effects of stimulated and non-stimulated manual acupuncture at ST36 and PC6 on gastric myoelectrical activity and autonomic function...
  16. pmc How well do randomized trials inform decision making: systematic review using comparative effectiveness research measures on acupuncture for back pain
    Claudia M Witt
    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e32399. 2012
    ....
  17. pmc Individual patient data meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain: protocol of the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration
    Andrew J Vickers
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Trials 11:90. 2010
    ..The Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration, a group of trialists, statisticians and other researchers, was established to synthesize patient-level data from several recently published large, high-quality trials...
  18. pmc Predictors of outcome after 6 and 12 months following anthroposophic therapy for adult outpatients with chronic disease: a secondary analysis from a prospective observational study
    Harald J Hamre
    Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Zechenweg 6, 79111 Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Res Notes 3:218. 2010
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to identify predictors of symptom improvement in patients receiving anthroposophic treatment for chronic diseases...
  19. pmc Eurythmy therapy in chronic disease: a four-year prospective cohort study
    Harald J Hamre
    Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:61. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe clinical outcomes in patients practising eurythmy therapy exercises for chronic diseases...
  20. pmc Anthroposophic therapy for chronic depression: a four-year prospective cohort study
    Harald J Hamre
    Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Böcklerstr, 5, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 6:57. 2006
    ..Anthroposophic treatment for depression differs from ordinary treatment in the use of artistic and physical therapies and special medication. We studied clinical outcomes of anthroposophic therapy for depression...
  21. pmc Anthroposophic therapy for children with chronic disease: a two-year prospective cohort study in routine outpatient settings
    Harald J Hamre
    Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Zechenweg 6, Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Pediatr 9:39. 2009
    ..We studied clinical outcomes in children with chronic diseases under anthroposophic treatment in routine outpatient settings...
  22. pmc Health costs in anthroposophic therapy users: a two-year prospective cohort study
    Harald J Hamre
    Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Böcklerstr, 5, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:65. 2006
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to describe health costs in users of anthroposophic therapies...
  23. pmc Evaluation of prescribing patterns in a German network of CAM physicians for the treatment of patients with hypertension: a prospective observational study
    Elke Jeschke
    Havelhoehe Research Institute, Kladower Damm 221, 14089 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Fam Pract 10:78. 2009
    ....
  24. pmc Anthroposophic medical therapy in chronic disease: a four-year prospective cohort study
    Harald J Hamre
    Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 7:10. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe clinical outcomes in patients with chronic diseases treated by anthroposophic physicians after an initial prolonged consultation...
  25. doi request reprint Quality management in complementary and integrative medicine
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:190-4. 2009
    ..First publications about QM in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) hospitals are from the 1990s. In order to increase the benefit and to avoid pitfalls, the implementation of a QM system should be planned systematically...
  26. pmc Homeopathic treatment of patients with chronic sinusitis: A prospective observational study with 8 years follow-up
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, , D 10098 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Ear Nose Throat Disord 9:7. 2009
    ..The extent to which the observed effects are due to the life-style regulation and placebo or context effects associated with the treatment needs clarification in future explanatory studies...
  27. doi request reprint Homeopathic treatment of patients with chronic low back pain: A prospective observational study with 2 years' follow-up
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Clin J Pain 25:334-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate the details and effects of an individualized homeopathic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain in usual care...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Homeopathic treatment of patients with dysmenorrhea: a prospective observational study with 2 years follow-up
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, 10098, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 280:603-11. 2009
    ..Evaluating homeopathic treatment for dysmenorrhea...
  30. doi request reprint Homeopathic treatment of chronic headache (ICD-9: 784.0)--a prospective observational study with 2-year follow-up
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:227-35. 2009
    ..Details and effects of individualised homeopathic treatment of headache (ICD-9: 784.0) in usual care have not yet been investigated...
  31. doi request reprint Evaluation of medicinal plants as part of Tibetan medicine prospective observational study in Sikkim and Nepal
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, 10098 Berlin, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 15:59-65. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the spectrum of medical complaints treated by a Tibetan doctor in Sikkim and Nepal, and to determine which plants the doctor used most frequently to treat these complaints...
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint Homeopathic treatment of patients with migraine: a prospective observational study with a 2-year follow-up period
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 16:347-55. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate treatment details and possible effects of an individualized homeopathic treatment in patients with migraine in usual care...
  34. doi request reprint Physician characteristics and variation in treatment outcomes: are better qualified and experienced physicians more successful in treating patients with chronic pain with acupuncture?
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Pain 11:431-5. 2010
    ..01;2.18; P = .043); orthopedists worse (OR = .79, CI: .62;1; P = .043) than the average physician. Neither the duration of training nor the duration of experience had any impact on the extent of the acupuncture effect...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint Patient characteristics and variation in treatment outcomes: which patients benefit most from acupuncture for chronic pain?
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Clin J Pain 27:550-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to identify patients' characteristics that increase or decrease their benefit from acupuncture treatment of chronic pain...
  38. doi request reprint Clinical research on acupuncture - Concepts and guidance on efficacy and effectiveness research
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, 10098, Berlin, Germany
    Chin J Integr Med 17:166-72. 2011
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Homeopathic treatment of patients with psoriasis--a prospective observational study with 2 years follow-up
    C M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 23:538-43. 2009
    ..26, mental component score d = 0.49), while conventional treatment and health service use were considerably reduced. Conclusions Under classical homeopathic treatment, patients with psoriasis improved in symptoms and QoL...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint The role of trace elements in homeopathic preparations and the influence of container material, storage duration, and potentisation
    Claudia M Witt
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charite, Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:15-21. 2006
    ..To investigate trace elements in liquid homeopathic preparations and the influence of container material, storage duration, and potentisation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Does potentized HgCl2 (Mercurius corrosivus) affect the activity of diastase and alpha-amylase?
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 12:359-65. 2006
    ..Homeopathic drugs even with dilutions beyond 10(23) (high potencies) are frequently used, although their working mechanism is still unknown. Curative information preserved in solvent structure is postulated to exert biologic effects...
  43. ncbi request reprint The in vitro evidence for an effect of high homeopathic potencies--a systematic review of the literature
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, D 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 15:128-38. 2007
    ..Systematic assessment of the in vitro research on high potency effects...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. pmc Homeopathic medical practice: long-term results of a cohort study with 3981 patients
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, D 10098 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 5:115. 2005
    ..We investigated homeopathic practice in an industrialized country under everyday conditions...
  49. ncbi request reprint Qigong for schoolchildren: a pilot study
    Claudia Witt
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 11:41-7. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of qigong lessons on schoolchildren in terms of their achievements at school, social behavior, and general health...
  50. pmc How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment?--Results from a long term observational study
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, D 10098 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 8:413. 2008
    ..With this cohort study we aimed to evaluate health status changes under homeopathic treatment in routine care. Here we extend former results, now presenting data of an 8-year follow-up...
  51. 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
  52. ncbi request reprint High homeopathic potencies are different from potentized solvent when investigated with the REDEM technology
    Claudia Witt
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 12:6-13. 2005
    ..To determine in a series of randomized blinded experiments using the REDEM technology whether differences between high homeopathic potencies and similarly potentized solvent can be detected...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. ncbi request reprint Anthroposophic medicine in pediatric primary care: a prospective, multicenter observational study on prescribing patterns
    Elke Jeschke
    Havelhoehe Research Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Altern Ther Health Med 17:18-28. 2011
    ..This study describes the spectrum of diagnoses and therapies observed in children treated in everyday anthroposophic practice...
  58. 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...
  59. pmc Comparative effectiveness of homoeopathic vs. conventional therapy in usual care of atopic eczema in children: long-term medical and economic outcomes
    Stephanie Roll
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Centre, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e54973. 2013
    ..One in five children visiting a homeopathic physician suffers from atopic eczema...
  60. doi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis: a randomized trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Charité University Medical Center and German Red Cross Hospital Westend, Berlin, Germany
    Ann Intern Med 158:225-34. 2013
    ..Chinese translation..
  61. pmc Pharmacotherapy of elderly patients in everyday anthroposophic medical practice: a prospective, multicenter observational study
    Elke Jeschke
    Havelhoehe Research Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Geriatr 10:48. 2010
    ..This study describes diagnoses and therapies observed in elderly patients treated with anthroposophic medicine in usual care...
  62. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness for acupuncture in seasonal allergic rhinitis: economic results of the ACUSAR trial
    Thomas Reinhold
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 111:56-63. 2013
    ..Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a frequent allergic disorder with a significant economic effect on health care costs and productivity...
  63. pmc Homeopathy for depression--DEP-HOM: study protocol for a randomized, partially double-blind, placebo controlled, four armed study
    Ubiratan C Adler
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics Charité University Medical Center D 10098 Berlin, Germany
    Trials 12:43. 2011
    ..e., to investigate the specific effect of individualized Q-potencies versus placebo and to investigate the effect of different approaches to the homeopathic case history...
  64. 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...
  65. doi request reprint Qigong versus exercise versus no therapy for patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Daniel Rendant
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:419-27. 2011
    ..Randomized controlled trial...
  66. 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...
  67. 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)...
  68. doi request reprint Diagnostic profiles and prescribing patterns in everyday anthroposophic medical practice--a prospective multi-centre study
    Elke Jeschke
    Havelhoehe Research Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:325-33. 2009
    ..Our study aims to evaluate how anthroposophic medicine is practised under everyday conditions...
  69. pmc Efficacy of injections with Disci/Rhus toxicodendron compositum for chronic low back pain--a randomized placebo-controlled trial
    Daniel Pach
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e26166. 2011
    ..We compared the efficacy of local injections of the homeopathic preparation Disci/Rhus toxicodendron compositum (verum) with placebo injections and with no treatment in patients with chronic low back pain...
  70. doi request reprint Developing a qigong intervention and an exercise therapy for elderly patients with chronic neck pain and the study protocol
    Anna Maria Wiedemann
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:195-202. 2008
    ..Therefore, we report on the development of the interventions, the study design and protocols of a randomised controlled multi-centre trial...
  71. pmc Protocol for a phase 1 homeopathic drug proving trial
    Michael Teut
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Trials 11:80. 2010
    ..This study protocol adapts the traditional homeopathic drug proving methodology to a modern clinical trial design...
  72. pmc Effects and feasibility of an Integrative Medicine program for geriatric patients-a cluster-randomized pilot study
    Michael Teut
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite, Universitatsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Clin Interv Aging 8:953-61. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and to obtain preliminary data on effectiveness of an Integrative Medicine (IM) program compared to usual medical care...
  73. pmc Homeopathy for Depression: A Randomized, Partially Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Four-Armed Study (DEP-HOM)
    Ubiratan C Adler
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e74537. 2013
    ..The specific clinical benefit of the homeopathic consultation and of homeopathic remedies in patients with depression has not yet been investigated...
  74. 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint Adverse drug reactions for CAM and conventional drugs detected in a network of physicians certified to prescribe CAM drugs
    Manuela Tabali
    Havelhoehe Research Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Manag Care Pharm 18:427-38. 2012
    ....
  76. 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...
  77. doi request reprint Qigong and exercise therapy for elderly patients with chronic neck pain (QIBANE): a randomized controlled study
    Philipp von Trott
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    J Pain 10:501-8. 2009
    ..We found no significant effect after 3 months of qigong or exercise therapy compared with no treatment. Further studies should include outcomes more suitable to elderly patients, longer treatment, and patients with less chronic pain...
  78. ncbi request reprint Visiting a sauna: does inhaling hot dry air reduce common cold symptoms? A randomised controlled trial
    Daniel Pach
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Med J Aust 193:730-4. 2010
    ..To compare the efficacy of applying hot dry air versus dry air at room temperature to the throat of patients with a newly acquired common cold using a symptom severity score...
  79. doi request reprint [Legal status and organization of homeopathic drug testing in Germany]
    Michael Teut
    Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Deutschland
    Forsch Komplementmed 18:91-6. 2011
    ..In addition, in Germany naturopaths (German: ‘Heilpraktiker’) are excluded from leading HDP trials. The costs are climbing, and the organizational over heads for a HDP are enormous. Implications for the future are discussed...
  80. pmc Homeopathic treatment of elderly patients--a prospective observational study with follow-up over a two year period
    Michael Teut
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Luisenstr 57, D 10017 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Geriatr 10:10. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the spectrum of diagnoses and treatments, as well as to describe the course of illness over time among older patients who chose to receive homeopathic treatment...
  81. 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...
  82. doi request reprint German translation of the Southampton Needle Sensation Questionnaire: use in an experimental acupuncture study
    Daniel Pach
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 18:321-6. 2011
    ....
  83. pmc Educational intervention to improve physician reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in a primary care setting in complementary and alternative medicine
    Manuela Tabali
    Research Institute and Community Hospital Havelhoehe, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 9:274. 2009
    ..Data on CAM-related ADRs, however, are sparse.Objective was to evaluate the impact of an educational intervention and monitoring programme designed to improve physician reporting of ADRs in a primary care setting...
  84. pmc Characterizing acupuncture stimuli using brain imaging with FMRI--a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature
    Wenjing Huang
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e32960. 2012
    ....
  85. doi request reprint The illness/injury sensitivity index: validation of a German version of the ISI-R
    Lena Schützler
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Cogn Behav Ther 41:223-9. 2012
    ..Overall, the results supported the German translation of the ISI-R. Comprehensive results, limitations, and directions for future research are discussed...
  86. 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...
  87. ncbi request reprint Anthroposophic art therapy in chronic disease: a four-year prospective cohort study
    Harald J Hamre
    Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Freiburg, Germany
    Explore (NY) 3:365-71. 2007
    ..Anthroposophic art therapy (painting, clay modeling, music, and speech exercises) is used in 28 countries but has not yet been studied in primary care...
  88. ncbi request reprint Use and safety of anthroposophic medications in chronic disease: a 2-year prospective analysis
    Harald J Hamre
    Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Freiburg, Germany
    Drug Saf 29:1173-89. 2006
    ..The objective of this analysis was to determine the frequency of patient-reported and physician-assessed adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to AMED in outpatients using AMED for chronic diseases over a 2-year period...
  89. ncbi request reprint Rhythmical massage therapy in chronic disease: a 4-year prospective cohort study
    Harald J Hamre
    Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, Freiburg, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 13:635-42. 2007
    ..Rhythmical massage therapy is used in 24 countries but has not yet been studied in outpatient settings. The objective was to study clinical outcomes in patients receiving rhythmical massage therapy for chronic diseases...
  90. 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...
  91. doi request reprint The need for CAM research training
    Claudia M Witt
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:69-70. 2008