Karsten Münstedt

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Affiliation: University of Giessen
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Comparison of Current Knowledge, Attitudes and Interest among German Medical Students and Doctors
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:790951. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Patients' considerations behind the use of methods from complementary and alternative medicine in the field of obstetrics in Germany
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 288:527-30. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Use of acupuncture and other CAM methods in obstetrics: an analysis of 409,413 deliveries from Hesse, Germany
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, Giessen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 17:421-6. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Contact allergy to propolis in beekeepers
    K Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Justus Liebig University, Klinikstrasse 32 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 35:95-100. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Influence of body mass index on prognosis in gynecological malignancies
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinic of the Universities Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 19:909-16. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Allergy to bee venom in beekeepers in Germany
    K Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 18:100-5. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Effects of basswood honey, honey-comparable glucose-fructose solution, and oral glucose tolerance test solution on serum insulin, glucose, and C-peptide concentrations in healthy subjects
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
    J Med Food 11:424-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine in departments of obstetrics in Germany
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, Giessen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:111-6. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Clinical indications and perceived effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine in departments of obstetrics in Germany: a questionnaire study
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 146:50-4. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Effect of honey on serum cholesterol and lipid values
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Germany
    J Med Food 12:624-8. 2009

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  1. pmc Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Comparison of Current Knowledge, Attitudes and Interest among German Medical Students and Doctors
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:790951. 2011
    ..An approach which teaches fundamental competences to students, chooses specific content based on evidence, demographics and medical conditions and provides students with the skills they need for future learning should be adopted...
  2. doi request reprint Patients' considerations behind the use of methods from complementary and alternative medicine in the field of obstetrics in Germany
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 288:527-30. 2013
    ..Complementary and alternative methods (CAMs) are frequently used during pregnancy and delivery. We were interested to find out how frequently CAMs were used and if they were used for specific indications...
  3. doi request reprint Use of acupuncture and other CAM methods in obstetrics: an analysis of 409,413 deliveries from Hesse, Germany
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, Giessen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 17:421-6. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Contact allergy to propolis in beekeepers
    K Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Justus Liebig University, Klinikstrasse 32 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 35:95-100. 2007
    ..Some toothpastes, cosmetics and ointments contain propolis, a bee product, and it is increasingly popular as a dietary supplement. Although propolis is known to cause contact allergy, there have been no studies of the prevalence of this...
  5. doi request reprint Influence of body mass index on prognosis in gynecological malignancies
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinic of the Universities Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
    Cancer Causes Control 19:909-16. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effect of obesity on the presentation and course of disease in patients with gynecological cancers...
  6. ncbi request reprint Allergy to bee venom in beekeepers in Germany
    K Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 18:100-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of bee venom allergy in German beekeepers, to explore risk factors for bee venom allergy in this group, and to determine which factors best predicted severe reactions...
  7. doi request reprint Effects of basswood honey, honey-comparable glucose-fructose solution, and oral glucose tolerance test solution on serum insulin, glucose, and C-peptide concentrations in healthy subjects
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
    J Med Food 11:424-8. 2008
    ..Further study to elucidate underlying mechanisms may be worthwhile, as may investigation of the implications of these findings for diabetic patients...
  8. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine in departments of obstetrics in Germany
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, Giessen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:111-6. 2009
    ..This nationwide study aimed to assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods in German departments of obstetrics...
  9. doi request reprint Clinical indications and perceived effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine in departments of obstetrics in Germany: a questionnaire study
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 146:50-4. 2009
    ..The present study aimed to explore further the effectiveness of CAM use in obstetrics...
  10. doi request reprint Effect of honey on serum cholesterol and lipid values
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Germany
    J Med Food 12:624-8. 2009
    ..Reducing the BMI lowers the LDL cholesterol value, and psychological interventions also seem important and merit further investigation...
  11. doi request reprint Royal jelly reduces the serum glucose levels in healthy subjects
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
    J Med Food 12:1170-2. 2009
    ..The identification of the substances that seem to act even after passage through the human stomach could lead to the development of new concepts in diabetology...
  12. doi request reprint Prognostic relevance of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in ovarian carcinomas
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinic of the Universities Giessen and Marburg, Klinikstrasse 32, Giessen, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 282:301-5. 2010
    ..Unfortunately, this finding is based on several case reports only. Thus, we investigated the expression of G-CSF in the tumour cells and the tumour stroma in a large collective of patients with ovarian cancer with long-term follow-up...
  13. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of venom immunotherapy in beekeepers
    K Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 20:58-62. 2010
    ..The results are important for future counseling in this group of patients, and they show the effectiveness of desensitization under real conditions...
  14. doi request reprint Contact allergy to propolis in beekeepers
    K Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Justus Liebig University, Klinikstrasse 32, 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 37:298-301. 2009
    ..Allergy to propolis seems to be rare and little is known about it...
  15. doi request reprint Consumption of rapeseed honey leads to higher serum fructose levels compared with analogue glucose/fructose solutions
    K Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Justus Liebig University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
    Eur J Clin Nutr 65:77-80. 2011
    ..Studies suggest that honey has less influence on serum glucose concentrations than monosaccharides and disaccharides. Previous studies, however, have only analysed glucose metabolism...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Unconventional cancer therapies--comparisons of attitudes and knowledge between physicians in Germany and Greece]
    Karsten Münstedt
    Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe des Universitätsklinikums Giessen, Deutschland
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 12:254-60. 2005
    ..PERSONS AND METHODS: In 2002, a questionnaire on the topic, developed on the basis of earlier studies and the literature, was sent to 300 German physicians and distributed among 494 Greek colleagues...
  17. pmc Apitherapy: usage and experience in german beekeepers
    Markus Hellner
    Universitätsfrauenklinik Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, 35392 Giessen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 5:475-9. 2008
    ..The indications and treatments given here may be important in selecting bee products and designing future trials...
  18. ncbi request reprint Shortcomings and deficits in surgical treatment of gynecological cancers: a German problem only?
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Gynecol Oncol 86:337-43. 2002
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Centralizing surgery for gynecologic oncology--a strategy assuring better quality treatment?
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Gynecol Oncol 89:4-8. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the association between the type of hospital and the previously reported shortcomings in surgical treatment for ovarian and endometrial carcinomas in Hesse, Germany...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of hemoglobin levels before and during chemotherapy on survival of patients with ovarian cancer
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Int J Oncol 23:837-43. 2003
    ..This finding supports the use of measures to maintain adequate Hb levels, such as treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin, to improve patient survival...
  21. ncbi request reprint Correlation between MIB1-determined tumor growth fraction and incidence of tumor recurrence in early ovarian carcinomas
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Cancer Invest 22:185-94. 2004
    ..Therefore, we compared the MIB1-determined tumor growth fraction in archival tumor tissue with tumor recurrence and outcome of disease, and in relationship to other stages and clinical and morphological findings...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hemoglobin levels during radiation therapy and their influence on local control and survival of patients with endometrial carcinoma
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Oncol Rep 11:711-7. 2004
    ..This finding supports the use of measures to maintain adequate hemoglobin levels (transfusions, erythropoietin) to improve local control and patient survival...
  23. ncbi request reprint Consequences of inadvertent, suboptimal primary surgery in carcinoma of the uterine cervix
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Gynecol Oncol 94:515-20. 2004
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Can iridology detect susceptibility to cancer? A prospective case-controlled study
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 11:515-9. 2005
    ..This prospective case-control study aimed to investigate the value of iridology as a diagnostic tool in detecting some common cancers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticoid administration in antiemetic therapy: is it safe?
    Karsten Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
    Cancer 101:1696-702. 2004
    ..The current study aimed to determine whether glucocorticoid treatment had an adverse effect on outcomes in patients with ovarian carcinoma...
  26. doi request reprint Squamous-cell carcinoma in mature cystic teratoma of the ovary: systematic review and analysis of published data
    Andreas Hackethal
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Lancet Oncol 9:1173-80. 2008
    ..We make proposals for investigation and treatment of this rare disorder...
  27. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticosteroid receptors in ovarian carcinomas
    Joachim Woenckhaus
    Institute of Pathology, Clinic of the Universities Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
    Oncol Rep 15:1137-40. 2006
    ..Our study showed no evidence against using GC for antiemetic prophylaxis in ovarian carcinomas...
  28. ncbi request reprint Post-therapy surveillance and after-care in ovarian cancer
    Richard von Georgi
    Department of Medical Psychology and Sociology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Friedrichstrasse 36, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 114:228-33. 2004
    ..Therefore this study investigated how far surveillance as such, location of follow-up, method of detection, time of detection as well as early versus delayed start therapy for recurrence influences patients' overall survival...
  29. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine in departments of obstetrics in croatia and a comparison to Germany
    Igor Hrgovic
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 17:144-6. 2010
    ..This nationwide study assessed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods in departments of obstetrics in Croatia and compared it with an identical assessment carried out in Germany...
  30. ncbi request reprint Influence of surgery and postoperative therapy and tumor characteristics on patient prognosis in advanced ovarian carcinomas
    Richard von Georgi
    Department of Medical Sociology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Friedrichstrasse 36, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 111:189-96. 2003
    ..The prognosis in advanced ovarian cancer depends on clinical, morphological, biological and therapeutic variables. However, little is known about their real influences and interrelationships...
  31. ncbi request reprint Physicians and complementary and alternative medicine cancer therapies in Greece: a survey
    Ioannis Theodoropoulos
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 11:703-8. 2005
    ..To assess the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) cancer therapies and attitudes toward them in a nonrandom sample of physicians in Greece...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association between fibronectin expression and prognosis in ovarian carcinoma
    Folker E Franke
    Institute of Pathology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Langhansstrasse 10, D 35392 Giessen, Germany
    Anticancer Res 23:4261-7. 2003
    ..Fibronectin is involved in tumour neovascularisation and metastasis, prevents apoptosis and is considered to be immunosuppressive. This study aimed to determine the prognostic value of fibronectin expression in ovarian carcinoma...
  33. ncbi request reprint Angiogenesis and vasculogenesis in pregnancy
    Marek Zygmunt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Giessen, Klinik Str 32, 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 110:S10-8. 2003
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Surgical management of uterine fibroids in Hesse, Germany, between 1998 and 2004
    Andreas Hackethal
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Fertil Steril 91:862-8. 2009
    ..To identify and evaluate surgical management of women with uterine fibroids...
  35. doi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine in obstetrics: a survey from Iran
    Farnaz Fahimi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 32, 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 284:361-4. 2011
    ..This survey assessed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods by obstetricians in the Islamic Republic of Iran...
  36. ncbi request reprint Increased endothelial thrombomodulin (TM) expression in pregnancies complicated by IUGR
    Julia Wienhard
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    J Perinat Med 30:322-8. 2002
    ..05). The number of terminal villi and the number of blood vessels per intermediate villi was significantly reduced in IUGR placentae (p < 0.05). These differences reflect inadequate vascularisation and impaired angiogenesis in IUGR...
  37. doi request reprint Body weight changes after the diagnosis of endometrial cancer and their influences on disease-related prognosis
    Samer El-Safadi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg GmbH, Klinikstrasse 33, 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 285:1725-9. 2012
    ..At present it is unclear whether it is also associated with cancer recurrence. This analysis evaluated the consequences of weight changes after diagnosis of endometrial cancer during the follow-up...
  38. doi request reprint Small cell carcinoma of the ovary of the hypercalcaemic type: an analysis of clinical and prognostic aspects of a rare disease on the basis of cases published in the literature
    Rebecca Estel
    Departement of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstr 32, 35385 Giessen, Germany
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 284:1277-82. 2011
    ..Since diagnostic and treatment modalities may have changed, we initiated this analysis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of PIK3CA and phosphorylated AKT expression in ovarian cancer
    Joachim Woenckhaus
    Institute of Pathology, University of Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
    Virchows Arch 450:387-95. 2007
    ..Our results underline the prognostic significance of PIK3CA in ovarian carcinoma and argue against a simple linear model of PIK3CA gain/amplification followed by PI3K activation and consecutive AKT phosphorylation in ovarian carcinoma...
  40. ncbi request reprint Expression of transcription factor Oct-4 and other embryonic genes in CD133 positive cells from human umbilical cord blood
    Nelli Baal
    Department of Obstetrics, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
    Thromb Haemost 92:767-75. 2004
    ..Our results indicate that CD133(+) HSPC from umbilical cord blood may have a greater differentiation potential than previously recognized and give rise to proliferative endothelial cells participating in placental vasculogenesis...
  41. ncbi request reprint Can an instruction video or palpation aid improve the effectiveness of breast self-examination in detecting tumors? An experimental study
    Richard von Georgi
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Sociology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 97:167-72. 2006
    ..This study aimed to determine whether an instruction video or palpation aid improved the effectiveness of BSE...
  42. ncbi request reprint Characterization of human chorionic gonadotropin as a novel angiogenic factor
    Marek Zygmunt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Justus Liebig University, Klinikstrasse 32, D 35385 Giessen, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:5290-6. 2002
    ..Our data indicate a novel function for hCG in uterine adaptation to early pregnancy as well as in tumor development and underline the importance of hCG as an as yet unrecognized angiogenic factor...