S Brien

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southampton
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) as a treatment for osteoarthritis: a review of efficacy and safety
    Sarah Brien
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 12:981-93. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Systematic review of the nutritional supplements dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in the treatment of osteoarthritis
    S Brien
    Department of Primary Care, University of Southampton, UK
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:1277-88. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Systematic review of the nutritional supplement Perna Canaliculus (green-lipped mussel) in the treatment of osteoarthritis
    S Brien
    Department of Primary Care, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton S016 5ST, UK
    QJM 101:167-79. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Bromelain as an adjunctive treatment for moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized placebo-controlled pilot study
    S Brien
    Department of Primary Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, Southampton, UK
    QJM 99:841-50. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Homeopathic practitioner's experiences of the homeopathic consultation: a protocol of a grounded theory study
    Caroline Eyles
    Department of Primary Care, Complementary Medicine Research Unit, The University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 15:347-52. 2009
  6. doi request reprint A review of the literature in applied and specialised kinesiology
    Sue Hall
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:40-6. 2008
  7. pmc Ultramolecular homeopathy has no observable clinical effects. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled proving trial of Belladonna 30C
    Sarah Brien
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, Royal South Hants Hospital, Brintons Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YG, UK
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 56:562-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Assessing homeopathic proving using questionnaire methodology: consideration and implications for future studies
    Sarah Brien
    University of Southampton, Hampshire, Great Britain
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 12:152-8. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Presentiment or entanglement? An alternative explanation for apparent entanglement in provings
    G T Lewith
    University of Southampton, Southampton, Hants S017 1BJ, UK
    Homeopathy 94:92-5. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Attitudes about complementary and alternative medicine did not predict outcome in a homeopathic proving trial
    Sarah Brien
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 10:503-5. 2004

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) as a treatment for osteoarthritis: a review of efficacy and safety
    Sarah Brien
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 12:981-93. 2006
    ..Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) a traditional South African herbal remedy used for rheumatic conditions, may be a safer treatment option. To date, 14 clinical trials have assessed its efficacy/ effectiveness in OA...
  2. doi request reprint Systematic review of the nutritional supplements dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in the treatment of osteoarthritis
    S Brien
    Department of Primary Care, University of Southampton, UK
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:1277-88. 2008
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  3. doi request reprint Systematic review of the nutritional supplement Perna Canaliculus (green-lipped mussel) in the treatment of osteoarthritis
    S Brien
    Department of Primary Care, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton S016 5ST, UK
    QJM 101:167-79. 2008
    ..As a credible biological mechanism exists for this treatment, further rigorous investigations are required to assess efficacy and optimal dosage...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bromelain as an adjunctive treatment for moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized placebo-controlled pilot study
    S Brien
    Department of Primary Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, Southampton, UK
    QJM 99:841-50. 2006
    ..Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the most prevalent joint disorder. Previous studies suggest that bromelain, a pineapple extract, may be a safer alternative/adjunctive treatment for knee OA than current conventional treatment...
  5. doi request reprint Homeopathic practitioner's experiences of the homeopathic consultation: a protocol of a grounded theory study
    Caroline Eyles
    Department of Primary Care, Complementary Medicine Research Unit, The University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 15:347-52. 2009
    ..Additionally, the mechanisms underlying therapist effects are still poorly understood in clinical medicine generally and particularly so in homeopathy...
  6. doi request reprint A review of the literature in applied and specialised kinesiology
    Sue Hall
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:40-6. 2008
    ..Anecdotal evidence suggests kinesiology is helpful, therefore we wished to critically review the literature...
  7. pmc Ultramolecular homeopathy has no observable clinical effects. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled proving trial of Belladonna 30C
    Sarah Brien
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, Royal South Hants Hospital, Brintons Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YG, UK
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 56:562-8. 2003
    ..If ultramolecular doses are clinically active, the Belladonna 30C group should experience more true Belladonna proving symptoms than the placebo group...
  8. ncbi request reprint Assessing homeopathic proving using questionnaire methodology: consideration and implications for future studies
    Sarah Brien
    University of Southampton, Hampshire, Great Britain
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 12:152-8. 2005
    ..This article considers the advantages and disadvantages of this approach and provides suggestions for future work in this area...
  9. ncbi request reprint Presentiment or entanglement? An alternative explanation for apparent entanglement in provings
    G T Lewith
    University of Southampton, Southampton, Hants S017 1BJ, UK
    Homeopathy 94:92-5. 2005
    ..This data suggests and the observations of Walach et al may be explicable by conventional mechanisms including differential reporting and constitutional type...
  10. ncbi request reprint Attitudes about complementary and alternative medicine did not predict outcome in a homeopathic proving trial
    Sarah Brien
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 10:503-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess if attitudes about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) predicted proving outcome...
  11. ncbi request reprint Are the therapeutic effects of homeopathy attributed to the consultation, the homeopathic remedy, or both? A protocol for a future exploratory feasibility trial in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Sarah Brien
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 10:499-502. 2004
    ..Data collection will take place in 2004...
  12. doi request reprint Professional kinesiology practice for chronic low back pain: single-blind, randomised controlled pilot study
    S Eardley
    Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research, Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 20:180-8. 2013
    ..WLC's were re-randomised to real or sham after 6 weeks. The main outcome was a change in RMDQ from baseline to end of 5 weeks of real or sham PKP...
  13. ncbi request reprint How do homeopaths make decisions? An exploratory study of inter-rater reliability and intuition in the decision making process
    S Brien
    Department of Primary Medical Care, Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Aldermoor Health Centre, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Close, Southampton, Hampshire, S016 5ST, UK
    Homeopathy 93:125-31. 2004
    ..001; rater 2, P<0.001]. Raters used significantly higher intuition scores when classifying a prover [rater 2, P= 0.001; rater 3, P= 0.012]. Issues regarding the education and practice of homeopathy are discussed...
  14. doi request reprint An exploratory pilot study to design and assess the credibility of a sham kinesiology treatment
    Sue Hall
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:321-6. 2008
    ..We report the exploratory 2-stage development and pilot of a sham kinesiology treatment for use in a clinical trial to evaluate the specific effects of this intervention...
  15. doi request reprint The meaning of evidence: can practitioners be researchers?
    George Lewith
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:343-7. 2009
    ..Our principle aim in writing this essay is to offer our practical experience and insight as issues for thoughtful debate for those clinicians and academics involved in clinical research in controversial areas such as CAM...
  16. ncbi request reprint Why do parents take their children to homeopaths? -- an exploratory qualitative study
    Aslak Steinsbekk
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:88-93. 2006
    ..As no study has investigated the reasons for this increase, the aim of the present study was to explore why parents take their children to homeopaths...