M H Pittler

Summary

Affiliation: University of Exeter
Country: UK

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. pmc Drug therapy in chronic heart failure
    M H Pittler
    Postgrad Med J 80:247. 2004
  20. ncbi request reprint Addendum to a recent systematic review on ginger
    S Chrubasik
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 12:168; author reply 168-9. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint Zingiberis rhizoma: a comprehensive review on the ginger effect and efficacy profiles
    S Chrubasik
    Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Freiburg, Albertstr 9, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Phytomedicine 12:684-701. 2005
    ..Pharmacokinetic data are only available for [6]-gingerol and zingiberene. Preclinical safety data do not rule out potential toxicity, which should be monitored especially following ginger consumption over longer periods...
  22. 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)...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...