Christiane Staiger

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OBJECTIVE The objective was to show the superiority of comfrey root extract ointment to placebo ointment in patients with acute upper or lower back pain. DESIGN The study was conducted as a double-blind, multicentre, randomised clinical trial with parallel group design over a period of 5 days (SD 1). The patients (n = 120, mean age 36.9 years) were(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize the putative anxiolytic-like activity of an ethanolic extract prepared from passion flower (PF) (Passiflora incarnata L.) using the elevated plus maze (EPM) in mice. The mice were either treated orally with three different concentrations of the PF extract or the positive control diazepam. The number of entries(More)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale L.) is a medicinal plant with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and tissue regenerating properties. In a double-blind, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, group comparison study on patients suffering from unilateral acute ankle sprains (n = 142, mean age 31.8 years, 78.9% male), the percutaneous efficacy of an ointment of(More)
This randomised, double-blind, bicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trial investigated the effect of a daily application of 6g Kytta-Salbe f (3 x 2 g) over a 3 week period with patients suffering from painful osteoarthritis of the knee. The two hundred and twenty patients examined consisted of 153 women and 67 men of an average age of 57.9 years. On(More)
In the treatment of minor blunt injuries several topical drugs are known to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. They represent, however, two fundamentally different major pharmacological therapy approaches: the "chemical-synthetical" and the "phytotherapeutical" approach. The main objective of this trial (CODEC_2004) was to compare the efficacy(More)
The antimicrobial agent tyrothricin is a representative of the group of antimicrobial peptides (AMP). It is produced by Bacillus brevis and consists of tyrocidines and gramicidins. The compound mixture shows activity against bacteria, fungi and some viruses. A very interesting feature of AMPs is the fact, that even in vitro it is almost impossible to induce(More)
Preparations from ivy leaves (Hederae helicis folium, Hedera helix) dry extracts are well established in the treatment of different respiratory diseases. Until today, the efficacy and safety of ivy leaf preparations has been demonstrated in a variety of controlled clinical studies and non-interventional studies. These results were nearly exclusively(More)
L’entorse de la cheville compte parmi les blessures sportives les plus fréquentes. En thérapeutique, parmi plusieurs options, le traitement avec des pommades contenant, par exemple, un extrait de racines de consoude (Kytta-Salbe® f) constitue une alternative intéressante aux anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens. Une étude clinique comparative, effectuée(More)