Dominik Irnich

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Affiliation: University of Munich
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite, University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 166:450-7. 2006
  2. pmc A randomised multicentre trial of acupuncture in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis--trial intervention including physician and treatment characteristics
    Miriam Ortiz
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:128. 2014
  3. pmc Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and "sham" laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain
    D Irnich
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, 81377 Munich, Germany
    BMJ 322:1574-8. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint [Neurobiological mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia]
    D Irnich
    Klinik fur Anasthesiologie, Schmerzambulanz, Klinikum Grosshadern der Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany
    Schmerz 16:93-102. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Immediate effects of dry needling and acupuncture at distant points in chronic neck pain: results of a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled crossover trial
    Dominik Irnich
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Nussbaumstrasse 20, D 80336 Munich, Germany
    Pain 99:83-9. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Impact of surgical intervention and postoperative pain on electrical skin resistance at acupuncture points: an exploratory study
    Sybille Kramer
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany
    Acupunct Med 30:120-6. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Test order of quantitative sensory testing facilitates mechanical hyperalgesia in healthy volunteers
    Eva Gröne
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Pain 13:73-80. 2012
  8. pmc Etoricoxib--preemptive and postoperative analgesia (EPPA) in patients with laparotomy or thoracotomy--design and protocols
    Johannes Fleckenstein
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Trials 11:66. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Characteristics of chronic ischemic pain in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    Linda J Rüger
    Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Pettenkoferstrasse 8a, 80336 Munich, Germany
    Pain 139:201-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Reduced intraepidermal nerve fiber density in patients with chronic ischemic pain in peripheral arterial disease
    Eva Gröne
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Pain 155:1784-92. 2014

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite, University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 166:450-7. 2006
    ..Acupuncture is widely used by patients with low back pain, although its effectiveness is unclear. We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain...
  2. pmc A randomised multicentre trial of acupuncture in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis--trial intervention including physician and treatment characteristics
    Miriam Ortiz
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:128. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and "sham" laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain
    D Irnich
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, 81377 Munich, Germany
    BMJ 322:1574-8. 2001
    ..To compare the efficacy of acupuncture and conventional massage for the treatment of chronic neck pain...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Neurobiological mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia]
    D Irnich
    Klinik fur Anasthesiologie, Schmerzambulanz, Klinikum Grosshadern der Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany
    Schmerz 16:93-102. 2002
    ..The transferability of the results into practice and theory of traditional acupuncture are critically discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Immediate effects of dry needling and acupuncture at distant points in chronic neck pain: results of a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled crossover trial
    Dominik Irnich
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Nussbaumstrasse 20, D 80336 Munich, Germany
    Pain 99:83-9. 2002
    ..Acupuncture at distant points improves ROM more than DN; DN was ineffective for motion-related pain...
  6. doi request reprint Impact of surgical intervention and postoperative pain on electrical skin resistance at acupuncture points: an exploratory study
    Sybille Kramer
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany
    Acupunct Med 30:120-6. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to test the so-called 'electrical responsiveness' of APs in the setting of a defined operative trauma...
  7. doi request reprint Test order of quantitative sensory testing facilitates mechanical hyperalgesia in healthy volunteers
    Eva Gröne
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Pain 13:73-80. 2012
    ..QST is a helpful diagnostic tool but interpretation should be done with consideration of interaction between test parameters. Reference data are only valid in the testing order from which they are obtained...
  8. pmc Etoricoxib--preemptive and postoperative analgesia (EPPA) in patients with laparotomy or thoracotomy--design and protocols
    Johannes Fleckenstein
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Trials 11:66. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Characteristics of chronic ischemic pain in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    Linda J Rüger
    Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Pettenkoferstrasse 8a, 80336 Munich, Germany
    Pain 139:201-8. 2008
    ..A neuropathic pain component seems to be a serious aspect in CLI, while it is not in CI. Questionnaires might be a helpful tool to investigate and diagnose ischemic pain...
  10. doi request reprint Reduced intraepidermal nerve fiber density in patients with chronic ischemic pain in peripheral arterial disease
    Eva Gröne
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Pain 155:1784-92. 2014
    ..Patients with chronic ischemic pain had a reduced IENFD associated with impaired sensory functions. These findings support the concept of a neuropathic component in ischemic pain...
  11. doi request reprint Acupuncture point localization varies among acupuncturists
    Petra I Bäumler
    Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 19:31-7. 2012
    ..In order to identify a possible confounding factor, we aimed to examine the variability in AP localization by means of a survey...
  12. doi request reprint Changes in electrical skin resistance at gallbladder 34 (GB34)
    Sybille Kramer
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 1:91-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate and quantify the phenomenon of ESR changes at the Gallbladder 34 (GB34) Acupuncture Point (AP)...
  13. doi request reprint Bilateral acupuncture analgesia observed by quantitative sensory testing in healthy volunteers
    Philip M Lang
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Multidisciplinary Pain Center, University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany
    Anesth Analg 110:1448-56. 2010
    ..In this study, we evaluated the immediate effects of different types of acupuncture on thermal, mechanical, and vibratory sensory thresholds...
  14. pmc Deqi sensations without cutaneous sensory input: results of an RCT
    Norbert Salih
    Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:81. 2010
    ..Therefore, we aim to further analyze whether the perceptions reported in the two study arms were distinguishable and whether expectancy effects exhibited considerable impact on our results...
  15. pmc Acupuncture in acute herpes zoster pain therapy (ACUZoster) - design and protocol of a randomised controlled trial
    Johannes Fleckenstein
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 9:31. 2009
    ..Objective of the present study is to investigate whether a 4 week semi-standardised acupuncture is non-inferior to sham laser acupuncture and the anticonvulsive drug gabapentine in the treatment of pain associated with herpes zoster...
  16. ncbi request reprint Functional evidence for P2X receptors in isolated human vagus nerve
    Philip M Lang
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany
    Anesthesiology 99:232-5. 2003
  17. ncbi request reprint Sensory neuropathy and signs of central sensitization in patients with peripheral arterial disease
    Philip M Lang
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany
    Pain 124:190-200. 2006
    ..Subgroup analysis points towards a PAD-associated peripheral neuropathy independent of diabetes...
  18. doi request reprint Parental bonding and alexithymia in adults with fibromyalgia
    Francisco Pedrosa Gil
    Psychosomatic Outpatient Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
    Psychosomatics 49:115-22. 2008
    ..The results of this study suggest that parental styles are associated with higher alexithymia scores...
  19. pmc Effects of acupuncture on sensory perception: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Petra I Baeumler
    Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e113731. 2014
    ....
  20. pmc Activation of axonal Kv7 channels in human peripheral nerve by flupirtine but not placebo - therapeutic potential for peripheral neuropathies: results of a randomised controlled trial
    Johannes Fleckenstein
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Transl Med 11:34. 2013
    ..Kv7 channels are expressed along myelinated and unmyelinated peripheral axons where their activation is expected to reduce axonal excitability and potentially contribute to flupirtine's clinical profile...
  21. pmc Is sham laser a valid control for acupuncture trials?
    Dominik Irnich
    Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Pettenkoferstraße 8a, 80336 Munich, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:485945. 2011
    ..Due to similar credibility and the lack of sensory input on the peripheral nervous system, sham laser acupuncture can also serve as a sham control for acupuncture trials, in order to evaluate needling effects per se...
  22. pmc Discrepancy between prevalence and perceived effectiveness of treatment methods in myofascial pain syndrome: results of a cross-sectional, nationwide survey
    Johannes Fleckenstein
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:32. 2010
    ..In this study we investigated how physicians on the basis of prescription behaviour evaluate the effectiveness of treatment options in their management of myofascial pain...
  23. doi request reprint A single point acupuncture treatment at large intestine meridian: a randomized controlled trial in acute tonsillitis and pharyngitis
    Johannes Fleckenstein
    Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Pettenkoferstr 8a, 80336 Munchen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 25:624-31. 2009
    ..This study was established to examine the immediate pain alleviating effect of a single point acupuncture treatment applied to the large intestine meridian of patients with sore throat...
  24. doi request reprint Acupuncture-induced changes of pressure pain threshold are mediated by segmental inhibition--a randomized controlled trial
    Petra I Baeumler
    aMultidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany bDepartment of TCM Acupuncture, Institute of Complementary Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Pain 156:2245-55. 2015
    ..This underscores the importance of segmental needling and electrical stimulation in clinical practice. ..
  25. pmc Hypnotic relaxation results in elevated thresholds of sensory detection but not of pain detection
    Sybille Kramer
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:496. 2014
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the effects of hypnotic relaxation suggestion on different somatosensory detection and pain thresholds...
  26. pmc Acupuncture for post anaesthetic recovery and postoperative pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Johannes Fleckenstein
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Pettenkoferstrasse 8 A, 80336 Munchen, Germany
    Trials 15:292. 2014
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Impact of acupuncture on vasomotor rhinitis: a randomized placebo-controlled pilot study
    Johannes Fleckenstein
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 15:391-8. 2009
    ..The current placebo-controlled, partially double-blinded pilot study evaluated the effects of acupuncture on the symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis...
  28. doi request reprint Impact of endovascular intervention on pain and sensory thresholds in nondiabetic patients with intermittent claudication: a pilot study
    Philip M Lang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Interdisciplinary Pain Center, University of Munich, Germany
    J Pain 10:264-73. 2009
    ..Sensory function determined by QST did not change significantly following PTA over a 3-month period. Successfully performed PTA is highly effective in reducing exercise induced pain in patients with intermittent claudication...
  29. ncbi request reprint Activation of adenosine and P2Y receptors by ATP in human peripheral nerve
    Philip M Lang
    Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany
    Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol 366:449-57. 2002
    ..It is suggested that antagonists of A2 receptors might suppress enhanced activity in human nociceptive afferent nerve fibers under conditions in which ATP and/or adenosine is released into the trunk of a human peripheral nerve...
  30. pmc Acupuncture in critically ill patients improves delayed gastric emptying: a randomized controlled trial
    Florian Pfab
    Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Anesth Analg 112:150-5. 2011
    ..In this study we evaluated whether acupuncture can improve gastric emptying in comparison with standard promotility drugs in critically ill patients receiving enteral feeding...
  31. pmc Acupuncture in patients with tension-type headache: randomised controlled trial
    Dieter Melchart
    Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technische Universitat Munchen, Kaiserstr 9, 80801 Munich, Germany
    BMJ 331:376-82. 2005
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with tension-type headache...