Max H Pittler

Summary

Affiliation: Peninsula Medical School
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency
    Max H Pittler
    German Cochrane Centre, Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics University Medical Center Freiburg and ComplementaryMedicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK, Freiburg, Germany
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD003230. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Point/counterpoint. Despite widespread use there is no convincing evidence that static magnets are effective for the relief of pain
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, Devon EX2 4NT, United Kingdom
    Med Phys 35:3017-9. 2008
  3. pmc Static magnets for reducing pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    CMAJ 177:736-42. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Artichoke leaf extract for treating hypercholesterolaemia
    Barbara Wider
    Institute of Health Services Research, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD003335. 2013
  5. pmc Effectiveness of artichoke extract in preventing alcohol-induced hangovers: a randomized controlled trial
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, United Kingdom
    CMAJ 169:1269-73. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical effectiveness of garlic (Allium sativum)
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Mol Nutr Food Res 51:1382-5. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Tai chi for osteoarthritis: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Clin Rheumatol 27:211-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint External qigong for pain conditions: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom
    J Pain 8:827-31. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint An investigation of the contents of complementary and alternative medicine journals
    Helen F Coelho
    Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Altern Ther Health Med 13:40-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Hawthorn extract for treating chronic heart failure: meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, United Kingdom
    Am J Med 114:665-74. 2003

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Publications30

  1. doi request reprint Horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency
    Max H Pittler
    German Cochrane Centre, Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics University Medical Center Freiburg and ComplementaryMedicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK, Freiburg, Germany
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD003230. 2012
    ..Therefore, oral drug treatment is an attractive option. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2002 and updated in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010...
  2. ncbi request reprint Point/counterpoint. Despite widespread use there is no convincing evidence that static magnets are effective for the relief of pain
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, Devon EX2 4NT, United Kingdom
    Med Phys 35:3017-9. 2008
  3. pmc Static magnets for reducing pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    CMAJ 177:736-42. 2007
    ..We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the clinical evidence from randomized trials of static magnets for treating pain...
  4. doi request reprint Artichoke leaf extract for treating hypercholesterolaemia
    Barbara Wider
    Institute of Health Services Research, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD003335. 2013
    ..Whether ALE is truly effective for this indication is still a matter of debate. This is an update of a review first published in 2002 and last updated in 2009...
  5. pmc Effectiveness of artichoke extract in preventing alcohol-induced hangovers: a randomized controlled trial
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, United Kingdom
    CMAJ 169:1269-73. 2003
    ..We undertook this study to test whether artichoke extract is effective in preventing the signs and symptoms of alcohol-induced hangover...
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical effectiveness of garlic (Allium sativum)
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Mol Nutr Food Res 51:1382-5. 2007
    ..For reducing blood pressure, few studies are available and the reported effects are too small to be clinically meaningful. For all other conditions not enough data are available for clinical recommendations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Tai chi for osteoarthritis: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Clin Rheumatol 27:211-8. 2008
    ..However, the evidence is not convincing for pain reduction or improvement of physical function. Future RCTs should assess larger patient samples for longer treatment periods and use appropriate controls...
  8. ncbi request reprint External qigong for pain conditions: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom
    J Pain 8:827-31. 2007
    ..3 mm; 95% CI, 22.8 to 49.8; P < .001; heterogeneity: chi(2) = 1.79, P = .18, I(2) = 44.0%, n = 80). The evidence from RCTs testing the effectiveness of external qigong for treating pain is encouraging. Further studies are warranted...
  9. ncbi request reprint An investigation of the contents of complementary and alternative medicine journals
    Helen F Coelho
    Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Altern Ther Health Med 13:40-4. 2007
    ..Previous research suggests that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) journals publish few clinical trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses and a high proportion of positive articles...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hawthorn extract for treating chronic heart failure: meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, United Kingdom
    Am J Med 114:665-74. 2003
    ..In conclusion, these results suggest that there is a significant benefit from hawthorn extract as an adjunctive treatment for chronic heart failure...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Meta-analysis of randomized clinical studies. Hawthorn extract for treatment of chronic cardiac insufficiency]
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
    Pharm Unserer Zeit 34:66-71. 2005
  12. pmc Interventions for preventing or treating alcohol hangover: systematic review of randomised controlled trials
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter EX2 4NT
    BMJ 331:1515-8. 2005
    ..To assess the clinical evidence on the effectiveness of any medical intervention for preventing or treating alcohol hangover...
  13. doi request reprint Herbal medicines for the treatment of allergic rhinitis: a systematic review
    Ruoling Guo
    Department of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, England
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 99:483-95. 2007
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of herbal medicines for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Complementary medicine for treating or preventing influenza or influenza-like illness
    Ruoling Guo
    Department of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Am J Med 120:923-929.e3. 2007
    ..For avian influenza, no data are currently available. These results strengthen conventional approaches for seasonal influenza...
  15. ncbi request reprint Complementary/alternative medicine in dermatology: evidence-assessed efficacy of two diseases and two treatments
    Edzard Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK
    Am J Clin Dermatol 3:341-8. 2002
    ..The data for aloe vera gel and tea tree oil indicate that for neither is there compelling evidence of effectiveness. The use of CAM treatments is not free of risk; direct and indirect risks associated with CAM must be considered...
  16. ncbi request reprint Dietary supplements for body-weight reduction: a systematic review
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:529-36. 2004
    ..Compliance with conventional weight-management programs is notoriously poor, and a plethora of over-the-counter slimming aids are sold with claims of effectiveness...
  17. ncbi request reprint Qigong for hypertension: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    J Hypertens 25:1525-32. 2007
    ..To assess systematically the clinical evidence of qigong for hypertension...
  18. ncbi request reprint Homeopathy for childhood and adolescence ailments: systematic review of randomized clinical trials
    Umut Altunc
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Mayo Clin Proc 82:69-75. 2007
    ..To assess the evidence of any type of therapeutic or preventive intervention testing homeopathy for childhood and adolescence ailments...
  19. ncbi request reprint Trifolium pratense isoflavones in the treatment of menopausal hot flushes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Joanna Thompson Coon
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Phytomedicine 14:153-9. 2007
    ..To critically assess the evidence of supplements containing Trifolium pratense (red clover) isoflavones in the reduction of hot flush frequency in menopausal women...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is Tai Chi an effective adjunct in cancer care? A systematic review of controlled clinical trials
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Support Care Cancer 15:597-601. 2007
    ..The aim of this systematic review is to summarize and critically evaluate the evidence available from controlled clinical trials of tai chi as a supportive therapy for cancer patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies for peripheral arterial disease: systematic review
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Atherosclerosis 181:1-7. 2005
    ..For all other complementary treatment options there is no evidence beyond reasonable doubt to suggest effectiveness for patients with peripheral arterial disease...
  22. doi request reprint Serenoa repens (saw palmetto): a systematic review of adverse events
    Taofikat B Agbabiaka
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter EX2 4NT, United Kingdom
    Drug Saf 32:637-47. 2009
    ..We found no evidence for drug interactions with S. repens. However, higher quality reporting of adverse events is essential if safety assessments are to be improved in future...
  23. ncbi request reprint Celebrity-based medicine
    Edzard Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Med J Aust 185:680-1. 2006
    ..To collect contemporary accounts of celebrity use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), to aid clinicians in determining which CAM treatments patients are likely to use...
  24. doi request reprint Bee venom acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain: a review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom
    J Pain 9:289-97. 2008
    ..Future RCTs should assess larger patient samples for longer treatment periods and include appropriate controls...
  25. doi request reprint Complementary therapies for neuropathic and neuralgic pain: systematic review
    Max H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Clin J Pain 24:731-3. 2008
    ..To assess the evidence from rigorous clinical trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses of complementary and alternative therapies for treating neuropathic and neuralgic pain...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of acupuncture in veterinary medicine: systematic review
    Gabriele Habacher
    University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria
    J Vet Intern Med 20:480-8. 2006
    ..Some encouraging data do exist that warrant further investigation in independent rigorous trials...
  27. ncbi request reprint Mind-body therapies: are the trial data getting stronger?
    Edzard Ernst
    Altern Ther Health Med 13:62-4. 2007
    ..It is concluded that an evidence-based approach for mind-body therapies is constructive and can generate positive results...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting
    Francesca Borrelli
    Department of Experimental Pharmacology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Obstet Gynecol 105:849-56. 2005
    ..This systematic review was aimed at assessing the evidence for or against the efficacy and safety of ginger (Zingiber officinale) therapy for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Tai chi for cardiovascular disease and its risk factors: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    J Hypertens 25:1974-5. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint Adverse-event profile of Crataegus spp.: a systematic review
    Claudia Daniele
    Department of Pharmacology of Natural Substance and General Physiology, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Drug Saf 29:523-35. 2006
    ..Moreover, the unsupervised use of this drug can be associated with problems, especially if given with concomitant medications...