M H Pittler

Summary

Affiliation: University of Exeter
Country: UK

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Ten years of complementary medicine at Exeter University
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
    Phytomedicine 10:686-7. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Spa therapy and balneotherapy for treating low back pain: meta-analysis of randomized trials
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:880-4. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Chromium picolinate for reducing body weight: meta-analysis of randomized trials
    M H Pittler
    Complimentary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:522-9. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: hepatotoxic events associated with herbal medicinal products
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 18:451-71. 2003
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint Ten years of complementary medicine at Exeter University
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
    Phytomedicine 10:686-7. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Spa therapy and balneotherapy for treating low back pain: meta-analysis of randomized trials
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:880-4. 2006
    ..The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the evidence for or against the effectiveness of spa therapy and balneotherapy for treating low back pain...
  4. ncbi request reprint Chromium picolinate for reducing body weight: meta-analysis of randomized trials
    M H Pittler
    Complimentary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:522-9. 2003
    ..The clinical relevance of the effect is debatable and the lack of robustness means that the result has to be interpreted with caution...
  5. ncbi request reprint Systematic review: hepatotoxic events associated with herbal medicinal products
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 18:451-71. 2003
    ..Large proportions of patients use herbal medicinal products, and encouraging data in terms of effectiveness exist for some of these. One aspect, however, which is still largely under-investigated is the question of potential harm...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies for reducing body weight: a systematic review
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1030-8. 2005
    ..However, the intake of E. sinica and ephedrine is associated with an increased risk of adverse events. Interventions suggesting positive effects in single RCTs require independent replication...
  12. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of kava extract for treating anxiety: systematic review and meta-analysis
    M H Pittler
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 20:84-9. 2000
    ..69; 95% confidence interval, 3.54-15.83). These data imply that kava extract is superior to placebo as a symptomatic treatment for anxiety. Therefore, kava extract is an herbal treatment option for anxiety that is worthy of consideration...
  13. ncbi request reprint Artemether for severe malaria: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
    M H Pittler
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
    Clin Infect Dis 28:597-601. 1999
    ..38; 95% CI, 0.14-1.02). These data demonstrate the equality of artemether and quinine for severe malaria and indicate a trend toward greater effectiveness of artemether in regions where there is recognized quinine resistance...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint Adverse events of herbal food supplements for body weight reduction: systematic review
    M H Pittler
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exter EX2 4NT, UK
    Obes Rev 6:93-111. 2005
    ..Exceptions are Garcinia cambogia and yerba mate, which merit further investigation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Complementary/alternative medicine for supportive cancer care: development of the evidence-base
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Support Care Cancer 15:565-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this article is to compare the evidence relating to the effectiveness of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) in palliative cancer care as it existed in 2000 and 2005...
  18. ncbi request reprint Herbal medicines for the treatment of COPD: a systematic review
    R Guo
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Eur Respir J 28:330-8. 2006
    ..Considering the popularity of herbal medicine among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, rigorously designed studies seem warranted...
  19. ncbi request reprint Guar gum for body weight reduction: meta-analysis of randomized trials
    M H Pittler
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Am J Med 110:724-30. 2001
    ..Considering the adverse events associated with its use, the risks of taking guar gum outweigh its benefits for this indication. Therefore, guar gum cannot be recommended as a treatment for lowering body weight...
  20. ncbi request reprint Location bias in controlled clinical trials of complementary/alternative therapies
    M H Pittler
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:485-9. 2000
    ..Thus location of trials in terms of journal type and impact factor should be taken into account when the literature on complementary therapies is being examined...
  21. ncbi request reprint The efficacy and safety of feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.): an update of a systematic review
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Science, University of Exeter, UK
    Public Health Nutr 3:509-14. 2000
    ..The aims of this systematic review are to update the evidence from rigorous clinical trials for or against the efficacy of feverfew for migraine prevention and to provide a safety profile of this herbal remedy...
  22. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture: its evidence-base is changing
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Am J Chin Med 35:21-5. 2007
    ..favoring acupuncture) and for 6 it had changed in the opposite direction. It is concluded, that acupuncture research is active. The emerging clinical evidence seems to imply that acupuncture is effective for some but not all conditions...
  23. ncbi request reprint [How effective is spa treatment? A systematic review of randomized studies]
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 123:273-7; discussion 278. 1998
    ..An important argument against spa treatment has been the supposed lack of evidence for its efficacy. This analysis was undertaken to gather firm data bearing on this problem...
  24. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of homeopathic arnica: a systematic review of placebo-controlled clinical trials
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, England, United Kingdom
    Arch Surg 133:1187-90. 1998
    ..The efficacy of homeopathic remedies has remained controversial. The homeopathic remedy most frequently studied in placebo-controlled clinical trials is Arnica montana...
  25. ncbi request reprint Risks associated with herbal medicinal products
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, U K
    Wien Med Wochenschr 152:183-9. 2002
    ..Asian HMPs are most often implicated. It is concluded that HMPs are not free of risk. More research and more information are required in order to maximize consumers' safety...
  26. doi request reprint Effects of reiki in clinical practice: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials
    M S Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 62:947-54. 2008
    ..The aim of this systematic review is to summarise and critically evaluate the evidence for the effectiveness of reiki...
  27. ncbi request reprint A profile of journals of complementary and alternative medicine
    K Schmidt
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Swiss Med Wkly 131:588-91. 2001
    ..CAM journals, and most likely CAM itself, are associated with a lack of clinical trials and a bias in favour of positive conclusions...
  28. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Y D Kwon
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:1331-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate the evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in peripheral joint osteoarthritis (OA)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Tai chi for osteoporosis: a systematic review
    M S Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter, EX2 4NT, UK
    Osteoporos Int 19:139-46. 2008
    ..The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate evidence from controlled clinical trials testing the effectiveness of tai chi for osteoporosis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Herbal medicine
    E Ernst
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Med Clin North Am 86:149-61. 2002
    ..The research required to fill the gaps in present knowledge should have a high priority...
  31. ncbi request reprint Complementary therapies for back pain: is the evidence getting stronger?
    E Ernst
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter, EX2 4NT, UK
    Clin Rheumatol 26:736-8. 2007
    ..The direction of the evidence, however, remained unchanged for all but one therapy. We conclude that the value of complementary therapies in the management of back pain remains encouraging but not fully convincing...
  32. ncbi request reprint Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of autologous blood therapy for atopic dermatitis
    M H Pittler
    Department of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Br J Dermatol 148:307-13. 2003
    ..However, there is little evidence from rigorous clinical trials to suggest that it is effective...
  33. ncbi request reprint Tai chi for rheumatoid arthritis: systematic review
    M S Lee
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter, EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:1648-51. 2007
    ..Collectively this evidence is not convincing enough to suggest that tai chi is an effective treatment for RA. The value of tai chi for this indication therefore remains unproven...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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)...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Vitex agnus castus: a systematic review of adverse events
    Claudia Daniele
    Department of Pharmacology of Natural Substances and General Physiology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Drug Saf 28:319-32. 2005
    ..Theoretically, VAC might also interfere with dopaminergic antagonists. Although further rigorous studies are needed to assess the safety of VAC, the data available seem to indicate that VAC is a safe herbal medicine...