A L B Rutten

Summary

Affiliation: Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN (Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint New repertory, new considerations
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 97:16-21. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The importance of case histories for accepting and improving homeopathy
    Lex A L B Rutten
    Committee for Methods and Validation of the Dutch Homeopathic Doctors Association, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 21:565-70. 2013
  3. pmc Family physicians' diagnostic gut feelings are measurable: construct validation of a questionnaire
    Christiaan F Stolper
    CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Primary Medicine, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, Maastricht, 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 14:1. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Plausibility and evidence: the case of homeopathy
    Lex Rutten
    Med Health Care Philos 16:525-32. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Frequently occurring polar symptoms assessed by successful cases
    Lex A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 101:103-11. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The 2005 meta-analysis of homeopathy: the importance of post-publication data
    A L B Rutten
    Homeopathy 97:169-77. 2008
  7. doi request reprint How can we change beliefs? A Bayesian perspective
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 97:214-9. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Diagnostic test evaluation by patient-outcome study in homeopathy: balancing of feasibility and validity
    A L B Rutten
    homeopathic physician, Committee for Methods and Validation of the Dutch association for homeopathic doctors VHAN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:1230-5. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Opposite repertory-rubrics in Bayesian perspective
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 99:113-8. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of effectiveness of frequently and infrequently used homeopathic medicines
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN, Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 100:175-82. 2011

Collaborators

  • Peter Fisher
  • Heiner Frei
  • R T Mathie
  • Lex A L B Rutten
  • Lex Rutten
  • Christiaan F Stolper
  • C T Klein-Laansma
  • C F Stolper
  • Geert Jan Dinant
  • Trudy van der Weijden
  • Marloes A van Bokhoven
  • Henrica C W de Vet
  • Michel van Wassenhoven
  • Maria Goossens
  • Margje W J van de Wiel
  • Paul Van Royen
  • D A W M van der Windt
  • J C H Jansen
  • A J W van Tilborgh
  • R F G Lugten
  • R J W M Barthels

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint New repertory, new considerations
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 97:16-21. 2008
    ..Statistics help to get more objective criteria, but we still need to reach consensus about how to handle probabilities of outcomes of our assessments...
  2. ncbi request reprint The importance of case histories for accepting and improving homeopathy
    Lex A L B Rutten
    Committee for Methods and Validation of the Dutch Homeopathic Doctors Association, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 21:565-70. 2013
    ..Causal relationship between medicine and 'cure' could be documented better. Extraordinary cases are not helpful to increase reproducibility...
  3. pmc Family physicians' diagnostic gut feelings are measurable: construct validation of a questionnaire
    Christiaan F Stolper
    CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Primary Medicine, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, Maastricht, 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 14:1. 2013
    ..A measuring instrument is desirable for further research. Our objective is to validate a questionnaire measuring the presence of gut feelings in diagnostic reasoning...
  4. ncbi request reprint Plausibility and evidence: the case of homeopathy
    Lex Rutten
    Med Health Care Philos 16:525-32. 2013
    ..There is growing evidence that homeopathic preparations can exert biological effects; due consideration of such research would reduce the influence of prior beliefs on the assessment of systematic review evidence...
  5. doi request reprint Frequently occurring polar symptoms assessed by successful cases
    Lex A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 101:103-11. 2012
    ..Frequently occurring symptoms with opposite poles like 'Cold ameliorates/aggravates' are regarded valuable for homeopathic practice, but are insufficiently assessed and impossible to handle with conventional repertorisation...
  6. doi request reprint The 2005 meta-analysis of homeopathy: the importance of post-publication data
    A L B Rutten
    Homeopathy 97:169-77. 2008
    ..Important data were not mentioned in Shang et al's paper, but only provided subsequently...
  7. doi request reprint How can we change beliefs? A Bayesian perspective
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 97:214-9. 2008
    ..Only by keeping an open mind towards other paradigms and all possible hypotheses can a low Bayesian prior be elevated to the point of accepting a new paradigm, this is more relevant than Bayesian calculations...
  8. doi request reprint Diagnostic test evaluation by patient-outcome study in homeopathy: balancing of feasibility and validity
    A L B Rutten
    homeopathic physician, Committee for Methods and Validation of the Dutch association for homeopathic doctors VHAN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:1230-5. 2009
    ..In homeopathy, signs and symptoms guide the doctor when prescribing appropriate medicines but the powers of these indicators are largely based on common experience...
  9. doi request reprint Opposite repertory-rubrics in Bayesian perspective
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 99:113-8. 2010
    ..Hitherto entries have been added to a rubric in the repertory when patients responding well to a specific medicine showed the corresponding symptom. Continuing like this, theoretically every medicine will eventually appear in every rubric...
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of effectiveness of frequently and infrequently used homeopathic medicines
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN, Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 100:175-82. 2011
    ..Patients treated with homeopathy may respond to infrequently used or even 'new' medicines. But does the introduction of an unlimited number of (new) medicines improve homeopathy? Do new medicines solve old problems?..
  11. doi request reprint Statistical analysis of six repertory rubrics after prospective assessment applying Bayes' theorem
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 98:26-34. 2009
    ..In this paper we introduce statistical arguments for introducing or discarding entries from the repertory...
  12. ncbi request reprint Bayesian homeopathy: talking normal again
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 96:120-4. 2007
    ..Adopting Bayesian methodology opens the possibility of investigating homeopathy in everyday practice and of describing some aspects of homeopathy in conventional terms...
  13. ncbi request reprint A Bayesian perspective on the reliability of homeopathic repertories
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 95:88-93. 2006
    ..Bayesian methods can improve this and expand the possibilities of the repertory including the possibility of interpreting the absence of expected symptoms...
  14. ncbi request reprint Repertory and the symptom loquacity: some results from a pilot study on likelihood ratio
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 93:190-2. 2004
    ..Entries in repertory rubrics can be validated, but must still be handled carefully. Prospective research is the only acceptable way. Software to support this research must be carefully designed to export correct data...
  15. ncbi request reprint Repertory and likelihood ratio: time for structural changes
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 93:120-4. 2004
    ..This is also a good opportunity to correct structural shortcomings of the repertory, for instance, entries should be based on systematic analysis of materia medica instead of casual observations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Assessing likelihood ratio of clinical symptoms: handling vagueness
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 92:182-6. 2003
    ..There is a difference between quantitative and qualitative vagueness. Vague data cause problems if we try to prove a hypothesis because of expectation bias. We assess likelihood ratio of homeopathic symptoms only to improve the method...
  17. ncbi request reprint 'Cure' as the gold standard for likelihood ratio assessment: theoretical considerations
    A L Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 93:78-83. 2004
    ..Weakening the standard to enlarge the research population will seriously bias the results. The same gold standard should be used in LR assessment of all symptoms...
  18. ncbi request reprint Is assessment of likelihood ratio of homeopathic symptoms possible? A pilot study
    A L B Rutten
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, Aard 10, 4813 NN Breda, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 92:213-6. 2003
    ..The assessment does not influence clinical practice and can be maintained for a long period, provided the appropriate software is used. A limited range of symptoms seems most suitable for LR investigation...
  19. doi request reprint Semi-standardised homeopathic treatment of premenstrual syndrome with a limited number of medicines: feasibility study
    C T Klein-Laansma
    Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians Artsenvereniging voor Homeopathic VHAN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Homeopathy 99:192-204. 2010
    ..Using a semi-standardised treatment protocol, we aimed to improve homeopathic management of targeted subgroups of women with premenstrual syndrome/symptoms (PMS/S)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Improving homeopathic prescribing by applying epidemiological techniques: the role of likelihood ratio
    C F Stolper
    Commissie Methode en Validering VHAN Dutch Association of Homeopathic Physicians, Heerde, Netherlands
    Homeopathy 91:230-8. 2002
    ..These considerations already indicate some shortcomings in the representation of rare remedies and the use of grading in the current repertories...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Lost in the methods (conclusion). XXXIX. The ultimate truth]
    A L B Rutten
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:781; author reply 782. 2002