Rainer Luedtke

Summary

Affiliation: Karl und Veronica Carstens-Stiftung
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc Effects of phlebotomy-induced reduction of body iron stores on metabolic syndrome: results from a randomized clinical trial
    Khosrow S Houschyar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, University Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    BMC Med 10:54. 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. pmc Regression toward the mean--a detection method for unknown population mean based on Mee and Chua's algorithm
    Thomas Ostermann
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:52. 2008
  7. 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
  8. pmc Effects of abdominal hot compresses on indocyanine green elimination--a randomized cross over study in healthy subjects
    Roman Huber
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany
    BMC Gastroenterol 7:27. 2007
  9. 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
  10. pmc Mediterranean diet or extended fasting's influence on changing the intestinal microflora, immunoglobulin A secretion and clinical outcome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia: an observational study
    Andreas Michalsen
    Kliniken Essen Mitte, Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, University Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 5:22. 2005

Collaborators

  • A L B Rutten
  • J Ring
  • Rainer Stange
  • Bernhard Uehleke
  • Rainer Lüdtke
  • Claudia M Witt
  • Stefan N Willich
  • Michael Teut
  • R Ludtke
  • Andreas Michalsen
  • Khosrow S Houschyar
  • Ubiratan C Adler
  • Gustav J Dobos
  • Thomas Ostermann
  • Roman Huber
  • Thomas Rampp
  • Benno Brinkhaus
  • Ulrich Kalus
  • Martina Broecker-Preuss
  • Iris Bartsch
  • Klaus Linde
  • Stephanie Krüger
  • Lena Schützler
  • Friedericke Melcher
  • Joern Dahler
  • Cristoph Schnegg
  • Henning Albrecht
  • Ute Hirschberg
  • Katharina Schnabel
  • Nils Mengler
  • Sven Weisser
  • Uwe Albrecht
  • Roland Baur
  • Markus Riegert
  • Myriam Schwickert
  • Jost Langhorst
  • Marcus Backer
  • Daniela Hacke
  • B Kunz
  • N Seeber

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. 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...
  2. pmc Effects of phlebotomy-induced reduction of body iron stores on metabolic syndrome: results from a randomized clinical trial
    Khosrow S Houschyar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, University Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    BMC Med 10:54. 2012
    ..We tested the hypothesis that phlebotomy-induced reduction of body iron stores would alter the clinical presentation of METS, using a randomized trial...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. pmc Regression toward the mean--a detection method for unknown population mean based on Mee and Chua's algorithm
    Thomas Ostermann
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:52. 2008
    ..In uncontrolled studies such changes are likely to be interpreted as a real treatment effect...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Effects of abdominal hot compresses on indocyanine green elimination--a randomized cross over study in healthy subjects
    Roman Huber
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany
    BMC Gastroenterol 7:27. 2007
    ..Hot compresses on the right upper abdomen are used as support for patients with liver diseases in Germany. The study was designed to determine, whether they affect hepatic blood flow...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Mediterranean diet or extended fasting's influence on changing the intestinal microflora, immunoglobulin A secretion and clinical outcome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia: an observational study
    Andreas Michalsen
    Kliniken Essen Mitte, Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, University Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 5:22. 2005
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  11. ncbi request reprint An example on the value of non-randomisation in clinical trials in complementary medicine
    R Luedtke
    Karl und Veronica Carstens Stiftung, Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 9:105-9. 2002
    ..Randomised clinical trials may in principle show a small external validity. Non-randomised clinical trials therefore are sometimes regarded as an appropriate alternative when complementary and conventional treatments are compared...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Therapy research in times of patient preference]
    Rainer Lüdtke
    Karl und Veronica Carstens Stiftung, Essen
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 99:279-84. 2005
    ..Thus, in case of strong patient preferences, we suggest to conduct non-randomised trials but to give special interest to advanced statistical methods (e.g. structural equation models) which must replace simple two-group comparisons...
  13. ncbi request reprint Brachialgia paraesthetica nocturna can be relieved by "wet cupping"--results of a randomised pilot study
    Rainer Lüdtke
    Karl und Veronica Carstens Stiftung, Am Deimelsberg 36, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 14:247-53. 2006
    ..Centuries ago cupping was one of the most used medical therapies worldwide but it is now regarded as an antiquated and unsafe treatment. Nevertheless it is widely used especially in Germany and China...
  14. doi request reprint The conclusions on the effectiveness of homeopathy highly depend on the set of analyzed trials
    R Ludtke
    Karl und Veronica Carstens Stiftung, Essen, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:1197-204. 2008
    ..We performed a sensitivity analysis on various other meaningful trial subsets of all high quality trials...
  15. ncbi request reprint [On the effectiveness of the homeopathic remedy Arnica montana]
    Rainer Lüdtke
    Karl und Veronica Carstens Stiftung, Essen, Germany
    Wien Med Wochenschr 155:482-90. 2005
    ..Arnica montana is a homeopathic remedy often prescribed after traumata and injuries...
  16. ncbi request reprint Test-retest-reliability and validity of the Kinesiology muscle test
    R Ludtke
    Karl und Veronica Carstens Stiftung, Essen, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 9:141-5. 2001
    ..To assess the test-retest-reliability and validity of the Health Kinesiology muscle test...