Holger Cramer

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Affiliation: Kliniken Essen-Mitte
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi Effects of yoga on cardiovascular disease risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 173:170-83. 2014
  2. doi Validation of the German version of the Neck Disability Index (NDI)
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:91. 2014
  3. doi Characteristics of patients with internal diseases who use relaxation techniques as a coping strategy
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 21:481-6. 2013
  4. doi Yoga for rheumatic diseases: a systematic review
    Holger Cramer
    Kliniken Essen Mitte, Klinik für Naturheilkunde und Integrative Medizin, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:2025-30. 2013
  5. doi "I'm more in balance": a qualitative study of yoga for patients with chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 19:536-42. 2013
  6. pmc Predictors of yoga use among internal medicine patients
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:172. 2013
  7. doi A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:450-60. 2013
  8. doi Yoga for chronic neck pain: a 12-month follow-up
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Pain Med 14:541-8. 2013
  9. pmc Yoga for schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, Essen 45276, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:32. 2013
  10. doi Randomized-controlled trial comparing yoga and home-based exercise for chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:216-23. 2013

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Publications28

  1. doi Effects of yoga on cardiovascular disease risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 173:170-83. 2014
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically assess and meta-analyze the effects of yoga on modifiable biological cardiovascular disease risk factors in the general population and in high-risk disease groups...
  2. doi Validation of the German version of the Neck Disability Index (NDI)
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:91. 2014
    ..This study aimed to determine the psychometric properties of a German version of the NDI. Cross-cultural translation and psychometric testing of the NDI were performed...
  3. doi Characteristics of patients with internal diseases who use relaxation techniques as a coping strategy
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 21:481-6. 2013
    ..To assess sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological characteristics of patients with internal diseases who use relaxation techniques as a coping strategy...
  4. doi Yoga for rheumatic diseases: a systematic review
    Holger Cramer
    Kliniken Essen Mitte, Klinik für Naturheilkunde und Integrative Medizin, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:2025-30. 2013
    ..To evaluate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendation for yoga as an ancillary intervention in rheumatic diseases...
  5. doi "I'm more in balance": a qualitative study of yoga for patients with chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 19:536-42. 2013
    ..This study investigated the perceived influence of yoga on body perception and psychosocial aspects of life for patients with chronic neck pain...
  6. pmc Predictors of yoga use among internal medicine patients
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:172. 2013
    ..The aim of this cross-sectional analysis was to identify sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological predictors of yoga use among internal medicine patients...
  7. doi A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:450-60. 2013
    ..To systematically review and meta-analyze the effectiveness of yoga for low back pain...
  8. doi Yoga for chronic neck pain: a 12-month follow-up
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Pain Med 14:541-8. 2013
    ..To assess the effects of a 9-week yoga intervention on chronic nonspecific neck pain 12 months after completion...
  9. pmc Yoga for schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, Essen 45276, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:32. 2013
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically review and meta-analyze the effects of yoga on symptoms of schizophrenia, quality of life, function, and hospitalization in patients with schizophrenia...
  10. doi Randomized-controlled trial comparing yoga and home-based exercise for chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:216-23. 2013
    ..There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of yoga for relieving musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Iyengar yoga compared with exercise on chronic nonspecific neck pain...
  11. pmc Yoga for breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Cancer 12:412. 2012
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically assess and meta-analyze the evidence for effects of yoga on health-related quality of life and psychological health in breast cancer patients and survivors...
  12. pmc Mindfulness-based stress reduction for low back pain. A systematic review
    Holger Cramer
    University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:162. 2012
    ..While systematic reviews on MBSR for chronic pain have been conducted, there are no reviews for specific pain conditions. Therefore a systematic review of the effectiveness of MBSR in low back pain was performed...
  13. doi Randomized controlled trial of pulsating cupping (pneumatic pulsation therapy) for chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 18:327-34. 2011
    ..Pneumatic pulsation therapy may combine the effects of cupping therapy and massage. This study investigated the effect of pneumatic pulsation therapy on chronic neck pain compared to standard medical care...
  14. doi Randomized controlled pilot study: pain intensity and pressure pain thresholds in patients with neck and low back pain before and after traditional East Asian "gua sha" therapy
    Romy Lauche
    University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Am J Chin Med 40:905-17. 2012
    ..No adverse events were reported. These results suggest that Gua Sha may be an effective treatment for patients with chronic neck and low back pain. Further study of Gua Sha is warranted...
  15. pmc The influence of a series of five dry cupping treatments on pain and mechanical thresholds in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain--a randomised controlled pilot study
    Romy Lauche
    Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, University of Duisburg Essen, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:63. 2011
    ..Sensory mechanical thresholds and the participants' self-reported outcome measures of pain and quality of life were evaluated...
  16. doi My back has shrunk: the influence of traditional cupping on body image in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain
    Romy Lauche
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 19:68-74. 2012
    ..This qualitative study investigates body image in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain (CNP), its influence on their everyday life and any changes linked to traditional cupping therapy...
  17. pmc The effect of traditional cupping on pain and mechanical thresholds in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain: a randomised controlled pilot study
    Romy Lauche
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:429718. 2012
    ..029 to 0.148, pain-adjacent: 0.118, 95%CI 0.038 to 0.199; both P < 0.01). Conclusion. A single application of traditional cupping might be an effective treatment for improving pain, quality of life, and hyperalgesia in CNP...
  18. doi Clinically meaningful differences in pain, disability and quality of life for chronic nonspecific neck pain - a reanalysis of 4 randomized controlled trials of cupping therapy
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 21:342-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this analysis is the determination of minimal clinically important differences (MCID) and substantial clinical benefits (SCB) in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain after cupping treatment...
  19. pmc The benefit of a mechanical needle stimulation pad in patients with chronic neck and lower back pain: two randomized controlled pilot studies
    Claudia Hohmann
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:753583. 2012
    ..032 and BP: P = .013). There was no effect on VDT and MDT. The NPQ showed also a significant improvement, but not the ODI. Conclusions. The mechanical NSP seems to be an effective treatment method for chronic NP and BP...
  20. pmc Effectiveness of home-based cupping massage compared to progressive muscle relaxation in patients with chronic neck pain--a randomized controlled trial
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e65378. 2013
    ..Cupping massage may however be better than PMR in improving well-being and decreasing pressure pain sensitivity but more studies with larger samples and longer follow-up periods are needed to confirm these results...
  21. pmc Results of a 2-week inpatient stay at the department for internal and integrative medicine: an observational study
    Romy Lauche
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:875874. 2012
    ..More research is needed to enable the effectiveness to be judged conclusively...
  22. doi An oncology mind-body medicine day care clinic: concept and case presentation
    Anna Paul
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Integr Cancer Ther 12:503-7. 2013
    ..Cancer diagnosis and treatment are often associated with physical and psychosocial impairments. Many cancer patients request complementary and alternative therapies such as mind-body medicine...
  23. doi Yoga for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 30:1068-83. 2013
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically assess and meta-analyze the effectiveness of yoga for depression...
  24. doi Cupping for chronic nonspecific neck pain: a 2-year follow-up
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 20:328-33. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate long-term effects of a short series of cupping; therefore additional follow-up measurements were conducted 2 years after completion of 3 studies...
  25. doi A systematic review and meta-analysis of mindfulness-based stress reduction for the fibromyalgia syndrome
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    J Psychosom Res 75:500-10. 2013
    ..This paper presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for FMS...
  26. doi A systematic review and meta-analysis of medical leech therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 30:63-72. 2014
    ..This paper presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of medical leech therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee...
  27. pmc Effectiveness of yoga for menopausal symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:863905. 2012
    ..While more rigorous research is needed to underpin these results, yoga can be preliminarily recommended as an additional intervention for women who suffer from psychological complaints associated with menopause...
  28. pmc Adverse events associated with yoga: a systematic review of published case reports and case series
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e75515. 2013
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