Dieter Melchart

Summary

Affiliation: Klinikum rechts der Isar
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Biomonitoring of mercury in patients with complaints attributed to dental amalgam, healthy amalgam bearers, and amalgam-free subjects: a diagnostic study
    Dieter Melchart
    Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 46:133-40. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Treatment of health complaints attributed to amalgam
    D Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    J Dent Res 87:349-53. 2008
  3. pmc Profiling quality of care for patients with chronic headache in three different German hospitals - a case study
    Dieter Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technical University, Munich, Kaiserstr, 9, 80801 München, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:13. 2008
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for chronic headaches--an epidemiological study
    Dieter Melchart
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstr 9, 80801 Munich, Germany
    Headache 46:632-41. 2006
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial vs. observational study of acupuncture for migraine found that patient characteristics differed but outcomes were similar
    Klaus Linde
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:280-7. 2007
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Correlations of headache diary parameters, quality of life and disability scales
    Andrea Hoppe
    Center for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    Headache 49:868-78. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognos in the diagnosis of amalgam hypersensitivity a diagnostic case-control study
    Wolfgang Kohler
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, echnische Universität München, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:18-24. 2007

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. doi request reprint Biomonitoring of mercury in patients with complaints attributed to dental amalgam, healthy amalgam bearers, and amalgam-free subjects: a diagnostic study
    Dieter Melchart
    Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 46:133-40. 2008
    ..To investigate the suitability of measurements of mercury (Hg) concentration as a means of identifying patients with health complaints attributed to dental amalgam...
  2. ncbi request reprint Treatment of health complaints attributed to amalgam
    D Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    J Dent Res 87:349-53. 2008
    ..152). Both removal groups showed a significant decrease in steady-state levels of inorganic mercury compared with the no-removal group. Thus, all 3 interventions were associated with clinically relevant improvements...
  3. pmc Profiling quality of care for patients with chronic headache in three different German hospitals - a case study
    Dieter Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technical University, Munich, Kaiserstr, 9, 80801 München, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:13. 2008
    ..Objective is to describe and to compare outcome quality of care offered by three hospitals providing in-patient rehabilitative treatment exemplified for patients with chronic headache...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for chronic headaches--an epidemiological study
    Dieter Melchart
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstr 9, 80801 Munich, Germany
    Headache 46:632-41. 2006
    ..Furthermore, we investigated correlations between different outcomes...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial vs. observational study of acupuncture for migraine found that patient characteristics differed but outcomes were similar
    Klaus Linde
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:280-7. 2007
    ..To compare patient characteristics and outcomes between a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and an observational study (OS) of acupuncture treatment in patients with migraine...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Correlations of headache diary parameters, quality of life and disability scales
    Andrea Hoppe
    Center for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    Headache 49:868-78. 2009
    ..We aimed to investigate (1) to which extent headache diary variables correlate among each other; (2) to which extent they correlate with generic measures of quality of life and disability; (3) and whether correlations vary over time...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognos in the diagnosis of amalgam hypersensitivity a diagnostic case-control study
    Wolfgang Kohler
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, echnische Universität München, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:18-24. 2007
    ..We aimed to investigate whether the Prognos device might be a useful tool in the diagnosis of disorders suspected to be due to dental amalgam fillings...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and tolerability of acupuncture compared with metoprolol in migraine prophylaxis
    Andrea Streng
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    Headache 46:1492-502. 2006
    ..In a randomized controlled multicenter trial extending over 24 weeks, we investigated whether acupuncture is as effective and safe as metoprolol in the prophylactic treatment of migraine under conditions similar to routine care...
  13. ncbi request reprint Treatment of patients with chronic headaches in a hospital for traditional Chinese medicine in Germany. A randomised, waiting list controlled trial
    Dieter Melchart
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstr 9, 80801 Munich, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 12:71-8. 2004
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of a clinical treatment program with traditional Chinese medicine for migraine and tension-type headache...
  14. doi request reprint Does a specific dental amalgam syndrome exist? A comparative study
    Wolfgang Weidenhammer
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Internal Medicine II, Technical University, Munich, Germany
    Acta Odontol Scand 67:233-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this article was to investigate whether there is evidence for a specific syndrome of health problems attributed to dental amalgam...
  15. doi request reprint Predictors of treatment outcomes after removal of amalgam fillings: associations between subjective symptoms, psychometric variables and mercury levels
    Wolfgang Weidenhammer
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Internal Medicine II, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 38:180-9. 2010
    ..This analysis aimed to study predictors of different treatment outcomes and associations between subjective symptoms, psychometric variables and mercury levels in patients who subjectively attributed their health problems to dental amalgam...
  16. doi request reprint [On the reliability of the description of morphological characteristics in traditional Chinese tongue diagnostics]
    Yanqing Li
    Zentrum fur naturheilkundliche Forschung, II Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitat, Wolfgangstrasse 8, Munich, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:98-104. 2009
    ..The assessment of the tongue is a crucial diagnostic tool of traditional Chinese medicine. In a series of studies we aimed to investigate to what extent independent raters agree in the description of morphological tongue characteristics...
  17. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for chronic low back pain in routine care: a multicenter observational study
    Wolfgang Weidenhammer
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Center for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 23:128-35. 2007
    ..To investigate patient characteristics and outcomes after undergoing acupuncture treatment for chronic low back pain (cLBP) in Germany and to analyze chronification, pain grading, and depression as predictors for treatment outcomes...
  18. ncbi request reprint "Quality profiling" for complementary medicine: the example of a hospital for traditional Chinese medicine
    Dieter Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munchen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 9:193-206. 2003
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Patients of an interdisciplinary cancer treatment center: use of, knowledge about, and demand for CAM treatment options
    Axel Eustachi
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Technical University, Munich, Germany
    Integr Cancer Ther 8:56-62. 2009
    ..Objective: to assess the use of, knowledge about, and the demand for information concerning complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in cancer patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Integrating patient preferences in clinical trials: a pilot study of acupuncture versus midazolam for gastroscopy
    Dieter Melchart
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitat, Munich, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 8:265-74. 2002
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for chronic pain within the research program of 10 German Health Insurance Funds--basic results from an observational study
    W Weidenhammer
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technical University Munich, Kaiserstr 9, 80801 München, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 15:238-46. 2007
    ..To investigate which patients receive acupuncture in the framework of statutory health insurance in Germany, how treatment was carried out, and what results were achieved...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Quality profile of a CAM rehabilitation clinic--Part 1: Structure, quality assurance and interventions]
    Dieter Melchart
    Zentrum fur naturheilkundliche Forschung, II Med Klinik und Poliklinik, TU Munich, Kaiserstrasse 9, Munich, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:281-8. 2007
    ..To present a patient care evaluation program exemplified by a rehabilitation clinic for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with focus on aspects of structure quality, steps of quality assurance and interventions administered...
  23. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture and acupressure for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea--a randomised cross-over pilot study
    Dieter Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstr 9, 80801 München, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 14:878-82. 2006
    ..To investigate whether a combination of acupuncture and acupressure is effective for reducing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting...
  24. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for osteoarthritic pain: an observational study in routine care
    K Linde
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstrasse 9, 80801 Munich, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:222-7. 2006
    ..To investigate characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing acupuncture treatment for osteoarthritic pain under conditions of routine care in the framework of statutory health insurance in Germany...
  25. ncbi request reprint Polysaccharides isolated from Echinacea purpurea herba cell cultures to counteract undesired effects of chemotherapy--a pilot study
    Dieter Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat, Kaiserstrasse 9, 80801 Munich, Germany
    Phytother Res 16:138-42. 2002
    ..The results of this pilot study suggest that EPS-EPO VIIa might be effective in reducing chemotherapy-induced leukopenia. The efficacy and safety should be investigated in further studies...
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint Blood and urine mercury levels in adult amalgam patients of a randomized controlled trial: interaction of Hg species in erythrocytes
    S Halbach
    Institute of Toxicology, GSF Research Center for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany
    Environ Res 107:69-78. 2008
    ..The integrated daily Hg dose absorbed from amalgam was estimated up to 3 microg for an average number of fillings and at 7.4 for a high amalgam load...
  28. doi request reprint Multifactorial lifestyle interventions in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus--a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Lucia Angermayr
    Competence Centre of Complementary Medicine and Naturopathy, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstr 9, 80801, Munich, Germany
    Ann Behav Med 40:49-64. 2010
    ..The evidence base for multifactorial lifestyle interventions is weak. Effects on surrogate measures seem minor, but there may be clinically relevant effects on major clinical endpoints...
  29. ncbi request reprint Echinacea root extracts for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial
    D Melchart
    Center for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitat, Munich, Germany
    Arch Fam Med 7:541-5. 1998
    ..To investigate the safety and efficacy of 2 extracts of echinacea for preventing upper respiratory tract infections...
  30. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture versus placebo versus sumatriptan for early treatment of migraine attacks: a randomized controlled trial
    D Melchart
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Center for Complementary Medicine Research, Technical University, Kaiserstrasse 9, 80801 Munich, Germany
    J Intern Med 253:181-8. 2003
    ..To investigate whether acupuncture is superior to placebo and equivalent to sumatriptan for the early treatment of an acute migraine attack...
  31. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture, herbal medicines, and homeopathy
    K Linde
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 10:88-94. 2003
    ..We aimed to describe the approaches and characteristics of systematic reviews on three major complementary therapies and to assess their methodological quality...
  32. ncbi request reprint Prospective investigation of adverse effects of acupuncture in 97 733 patients
    Dieter Melchart
    Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 164:104-5. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Should systematic reviews include non-randomized and uncontrolled studies? The case of acupuncture for chronic headache
    Klaus Linde
    Institute for Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Charite Hospital, Humboldt Universitat, 10098, Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:77-85. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint [Program for evaluation of patient care with acupuncture--the scientific comparison of models and results]
    Dieter Melchart
    Zentrum fur naturheilkundliche Forschung, II Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Technische Universitat Munchen
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 98:471-3. 2004
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint [Quality profile of a rehabilitation clinic for natural healing methods--Part 2: Patient and outcome profile]
    Wolfgang Weidenhammer
    Zentrum fur naturheilkundliche Forschung, II Med Klinik und Poliklinik, TU Munchen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:335-45. 2007
    ..To present a patient care evaluation program exemplified by a rehabilitation clinic for complementary and alternative medicine(CAM) with emphasis on the description of patients and the outcome quality of the facility...
  38. doi request reprint Acupuncture in migraine: investigation of autonomic effects
    Marcus Backer
    Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine V, University of Duisburg Essen, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Germany
    Clin J Pain 24:106-15. 2008
    ..As acupuncture has been shown to exhibit considerable autonomic effects, we tested whether the clinical effects of acupuncture in migraine prophylaxis are mediated by changes of the autonomic regulation...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Health promotion and prevention in medicine--empowering rather than prescribing]
    Dieter Melchart
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:68-9. 2007