Jörg Melzer

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Iberis amara L. and Iberogast--results of a systematic review concerning functional dyspepsia
    J Melzer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Complementary Medicine, University Hospital, Ramistr 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Herb Pharmacother 4:51-9. 2004
  2. doi request reprint [Clinical studies in peripheral arterial occlusive disease: update from the aspects of a meta-narrative review]
    Jörg Melzer
    Institut für Naturheilkunde, Universitatsspital Zurich, Schweiz
    Forsch Komplementmed 20:17-21. 2013
  3. pmc A homeopathic remedy from arnica, marigold, St. John's wort and comfrey accelerates in vitro wound scratch closure of NIH 3T3 fibroblasts
    Katarina Hostanska
    Institute for Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, Zurich 8091, Switzerland
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:100. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Preliminary data of a HAMD-17 validated symptom scale derived from the ICD-10 to diagnose depression in outpatients
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 19:191-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of mistletoe preparations (Viscum album) for patients with cancer diseases. A systematic review
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:217-26. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Fixed herbal drug combination with and without butterbur (Ze 185) for the treatment of patients with somatoform disorders: randomized, placebo-controlled pharmaco-clinical trial
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department for Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Phytother Res 23:1303-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Aspects of quality of primary care provided by physicians certified in phytotherapy in Switzerland
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:82-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint [Does there exist one specific "view of man" in naturopathy / complementary medicine?]
    Jörg Melzer
    Institut für Naturheilkunde, Depart für Innere Medizin, Universitätspital Zürich, Ramistrasse 100, 1091 Zürich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:210-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of clinical data with BNO-101 (Sinupret) in the treatment of sinusitis
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:78-87. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Treating intermittent claudication with Tibetan medicine Padma 28: does it work?
    Jörg Melzer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Atherosclerosis 189:39-46. 2006

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Iberis amara L. and Iberogast--results of a systematic review concerning functional dyspepsia
    J Melzer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Complementary Medicine, University Hospital, Ramistr 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Herb Pharmacother 4:51-9. 2004
    ..In accordance with the available evidence Iberogast seems to be an effective phytotherapeutic preparation to reduce the symptoms of dyspepsia yet, without central nervous side effects...
  2. doi request reprint [Clinical studies in peripheral arterial occlusive disease: update from the aspects of a meta-narrative review]
    Jörg Melzer
    Institut für Naturheilkunde, Universitatsspital Zurich, Schweiz
    Forsch Komplementmed 20:17-21. 2013
    ..In the planning of the therapy, information about evidence of the interventions and a rationale for reasonable combinations are important...
  3. pmc A homeopathic remedy from arnica, marigold, St. John's wort and comfrey accelerates in vitro wound scratch closure of NIH 3T3 fibroblasts
    Katarina Hostanska
    Institute for Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, Zurich 8091, Switzerland
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:100. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a commercial low potency homeopathic remedy Similasan® Arnica plus Spray on wound closure in a controlled, blind trial in vitro...
  4. doi request reprint Preliminary data of a HAMD-17 validated symptom scale derived from the ICD-10 to diagnose depression in outpatients
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 19:191-6. 2012
    ..However, physicians working in primary care are familiar with ICD-10 criteria. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine the feasibility of the validation of an ICD-10-derived symptom scale for depression...
  5. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of mistletoe preparations (Viscum album) for patients with cancer diseases. A systematic review
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:217-26. 2009
    ..Mistletoe is often used as a complementary approach in oncology. Despite experimental anti-tumour effects and several reviews there remains controversy about its clinical role...
  6. doi request reprint Fixed herbal drug combination with and without butterbur (Ze 185) for the treatment of patients with somatoform disorders: randomized, placebo-controlled pharmaco-clinical trial
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department for Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Phytother Res 23:1303-8. 2009
    ..This herbal preparation (Ze185) showed to be an efficacious and safe short-term treatment in patients with somatoform disorders...
  7. doi request reprint Aspects of quality of primary care provided by physicians certified in phytotherapy in Switzerland
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:82-8. 2008
    ..demographic data, practice structure, process of care and outcome/ treatment satisfaction between primary care physicians certified in phytotherapy (CAM) and physicians performing conventional primary care (COM) and their patients?..
  8. ncbi request reprint [Does there exist one specific "view of man" in naturopathy / complementary medicine?]
    Jörg Melzer
    Institut für Naturheilkunde, Depart für Innere Medizin, Universitätspital Zürich, Ramistrasse 100, 1091 Zürich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:210-9. 2006
    ..Practitioners and users of naturopathic therapies claim that one of the assumptions underlying their work is a holistic "view of man"...
  9. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of clinical data with BNO-101 (Sinupret) in the treatment of sinusitis
    Jörg Melzer
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:78-87. 2006
    ..This paper reviews the clinical evidence of BNO-101 in sinusitis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Treating intermittent claudication with Tibetan medicine Padma 28: does it work?
    Jörg Melzer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Atherosclerosis 189:39-46. 2006
    ..e. walking distance), probably of the same order of magnitude as other employed medications. However, larger confirmatory RCTs are desirable...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Efficacy and safety of Padma 28 in peripheral arterial occlusive disease]
    Jörg Melzer
    Institut für Naturheilkunde, Departement Innere Medizin, Universitatsspital Zurich, Schweiz
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:23-7. 2006
    ..The multicompound herbal drug Padma 28 is based on a formula from Tibetan Medicine and has been used in Switzerland for over 30 years in the symptomatic treatment of circulatory disorders including intermittent claudication...
  12. ncbi request reprint [From Swiss herbs to the global plant system and individual use--a biographic approach to Alfred Vogel]
    J Melzer
    Abteilung Naturheilkunde, Universitatsspital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 10:3-8. 2003
    ..Objective: Which documents about A. Vogel do exist, which facts do they prove about his career and which interpretations of his point of view of phytotherapy do they allow...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Complementary medicine: phytotherapy and soyaisoflavones as phytoestrogens]
    J Melzer
    Universitatsspital Zurich, Departement Innere Medizin, Abteilung Naturheilkunde, Zurich, Schweiz
    Zentralbl Gynakol 126:138-47. 2004
    ..Yet, the relevance of supplementation of single phytoestrogens for an additional health effect is not sufficiently proven...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Development of 'Ordnungstherapie' by Bircher-Benner in naturopathy of the 20th century]
    J Melzer
    Departement Innere Medizin, Abteilung Naturheilkunde, Universitatsspital Zurich, Schweiz
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 11:293-303. 2004
    ..The German term 'Ordnungstherapie' is one of the five therapeutics which defines naturopathy in German-speaking countries...
  15. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: phytotherapy of functional dyspepsia with the herbal drug preparation STW 5 (Iberogast)
    J Melzer
    Department of Internal Medicine, Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 20:1279-87. 2004
    ..Despite a long-standing use of herbal drugs with dyspeptic symptoms, little attention has been paid to their clinical evaluation...
  16. doi request reprint A hypericum extract in the treatment of depressive symptoms in outpatients: an open study
    Jörg Melzer
    Dept of Internal Medicine, Institute of Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 17:7-14. 2010
    ..However, as their use in daily practice may differ from that in RCTs we have conducted a study to achieve a better estimate of the range and frequency of adverse drug reactions (ADR) and the efficacy...
  17. doi request reprint [Antiinflammatory herbal drugs and their therapeutic potential in tumor patients]
    Reinhard Saller
    Institut für Naturheilkunde, Universitatsspital, Zurich, Schweiz
    Forsch Komplementmed 18:203-12. 2011
  18. doi request reprint Phytodolor® in musculoskeletal disorders: re-analysis and meta-analysis
    Bernhard Uehleke
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, University Hospital Zurich
    Forsch Komplementmed 18:249-56. 2011
    ..Although already reviewed, no quantitative evaluation of efficacy and safety of the herbal combination Phytodolor® (STW1) is available...
  19. doi request reprint An updated systematic review with meta-analysis for the clinical evidence of silymarin
    Reinhard Saller
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:9-20. 2008
    ..The potential benefit of silymarin (special extract from the fruits of Silybum marianum) in the treatment of liver diseases remains a controversial issue...
  20. ncbi request reprint An updated systematic review of the pharmacology of silymarin
    Reinhard Saller
    Institute of Complementary Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:70-80. 2007
    ..Recent years have seen an explosion of scientific papers that deal with drugs from the fruits of milk thistle and its active substances silymarin (standardized mixture of flavonolignanes), thus justifying an updated systematic review...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Natural remedies during pregnancy and lactation]
    E Gut
    Abteilung Naturheilkunde, Departement Innere Medizin, Universitätsspitals Zürich, Ramistrasse 100, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Gynakol Geburtshilfliche Rundsch 44:233-7. 2004
    ..Therefore it seems necessary to examine and evaluate natural remedies used during pregnancy and lactation...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Iberogast: a modern phytotherapeutic combined herbal drug for the treatment of functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome)--from phytomedicine to "evidence based phytotherapy." A systematic review]
    R Saller
    Abteilung Naturheilkunde, Departement Innere Medizin, Universitatsspital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 9:1-20. 2002
    ..Because of its special dual action, its clinically proven effectiveness, and its good tolerability, Iberogast may be a drug of first choice in the treatment of functional gastrointestinal diseases and their corresponding symptoms...
  23. ncbi request reprint [St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum): a plurivalent raw material for traditional and modern therapies]
    R Saller
    Abteilung Naturheilkunde, Departement fur Innere Medizin, Universitatsspital Zurich, Switzerland
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 10:33-40. 2003
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