Max H. Pittler
University Medical Center Freiburg
Publications 72
#1Barbara WiderH-Index: 15
#2Max H. PittlerH-Index: 30
Last.Edzard Ernst MDPhD (University of Exeter)H-Index: 100
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Hypercholesterolaemia is directly associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease and other sequelae of atherosclerosis. Artichoke leaf extract (ALE) has been implicated in lowering cholesterol levels. Whether ALE is truly effective for this indication, however, is still a matter of debate. The objective of this review is to assess the evidence of ALE versus placebo or reference medication for treating hypercholesterolaemia defined as mean total cholesterol levels of at least 5.17 m...
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#1Barbara Wider (University of Exeter)H-Index: 15
#2Max H. PittlerH-Index: 30
Last.Edzard Ernst MDPhD (University of Exeter)H-Index: 100
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Background This review is an update of a previously published review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews on 'Feverfew for preventing migraine' (2004, Issue 1). Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium L.) extract is a herbal remedy, which has been used for preventing attacks of migraine. Objectives To systematically review the evidence from double-blind randomised controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the clinical efficacy and safety of feverfew monopreparations versus placebo for preventing migra...
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#1Max H. Pittler (University Medical Center Freiburg)H-Index: 30
#2Edzard Ernst MDPhDH-Index: 100
Background Conservative therapy of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) consists largely of compression treatment. However, this often causes discomfort and has been associated with poor compliance. Therefore, oral drug treatment is an attractive option. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2002 and updated in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Objectives To review the efficacy and safety of oral horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) versus placebo, or reference therapy, for the treatmen...
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To allow for timely translation of information into clinical practice, evidence-based medicine (EBM) requires mechanisms to retrieve all relevant available data.1 In addition to databases such as PubMed and other traditional online resources, the tools and technologies built around so-called user-generated content, collectively termed Web 2.0, provide for the efficient spreading and distribution of health information. Data suggest that almost 90% of physicians use Web 2.0 tools in their medical ...
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