Affiliation: University of Exeter
- Hypericum for depression. An update of the clinical evidenceC Stevinson
Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, UK
Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 9:501-5. 1999..It is concluded that recent clinical trials strengthen the case for hypericum as an antidepressant, but more work needs to be done to answer the remaining questions...
- Complementary/alternative therapies for premenstrual syndrome: a systematic review of randomized controlled trialsC Stevinson
Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:227-35. 2001..On the basis of current evidence, no complementary/alternative therapy can be recommended as a treatment for premenstrual syndrome...
- Complementary therapies for depression: an overviewE Ernst
Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, England
Arch Gen Psychiatry 55:1026-32. 1998..There is a need for further research involving randomized controlled trials into the efficacy of complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of depression...
- Adverse effects profile of the herbal antidepressant St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L.)E Ernst
Department of Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter, Devon, UK
Eur J Clin Pharmacol 54:589-94. 1998..This paper provides a systematic review of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with the use of extracts of the herb St. John's wort (Hypericum perfbratum L.) for the treatment of mild to moderate depression...
- Homeopathic arnica for prevention of pain and bruising: randomized placebo-controlled trial in hand surgeryC Stevinson
Department of Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter, UK
J R Soc Med 96:60-5. 2003..The results of this trial do not suggest that homeopathic arnica has an advantage over placebo in reducing postoperative pain, bruising and swelling in patients undergoing elective hand surgery...
- Chromium picolinate for reducing body weight: meta-analysis of randomized trialsM 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...
- Spiritual healing as a therapy for chronic pain: a randomized, clinical trialN C Abbot
Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, 25 Victoria Park Road, EX2 4NT, Exeter, UK
Pain 91:79-89. 2001..It was concluded that a specific effect of face-to-face or distant healing on chronic pain could not be demonstrated over eight treatment sessions in these patients...
- Neurological complications of cervical spine manipulationC Stevinson
Department of Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT
J R Soc Med 94:107-10. 2001..Concern about neurological complications following cervical spine manipulation appears to be justified. A large long-term prospective study is required to determine the scale of the hazard...
- Searching multiple databases for systematic reviews: added value or diminishing returns?C Stevinson
Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TP, UK
Complement Ther Med 12:228-32. 2004..To explore whether searching specialised bibliographic databases identified additional relevant papers to those located by a Medline search for a systematic review of exercise therapy...