Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann

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BACKGROUND It is often stated that external validity is not sufficiently considered in the assessment of clinical studies. Although tools for its evaluation have been established, there is a lack of awareness of their significance and application. In this article, a comprehensive checklist is presented addressing these relevant criteria. METHODS The(More)
INTRODUCTION The Health Technology Assessment report on effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and appropriateness of homeopathy was compiled on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health (BAG) within the framework of the 'Program of Evaluation of Complementary Medicine (PEK)'. MATERIALS AND METHODS Databases accessible by Internet were(More)
OBJECTIVE Within the framework of the Swiss governmental Program of Evaluation of Complementary Medicine (PEK) we assessed the prevalence, use, perceived effectiveness and appreciation of complementary medicine (CAM) in Switzerland, according to published surveys. MATERIALS AND METHODS Search was performed through electronic databases, by hand-searching(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this literature review, performed within the framework of the Swiss governmental Program of Evaluation of Complementary Medicine (PEK), was to investigate costs of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic literature search was conducted in 11 electronic databases. All retrieved titles and(More)
The therapeutic management of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is ineffective and not satisfying either patients or practitioners. Research in functions of the enteric nervous system and its interaction with the central nervous system is the basis for the development of emerging pharmaceuticals in therapy of the IBS. These pharmaceuticals include agents(More)
Ginkgo-biloba-Extrakte werden seit langem zur Behandlung von vaskulärer und Alzheimer-Demenz eingesetzt. Im bislang ausführlichsten Review über klinische Studien zur Demenzbehandlung mit Ginkgo-biloba-Extrakten (Birks et al. 2002) wurden die zumeist positiven Ergebnisse klinischer Studien jedoch sehr zurückhaltend interpretiert. Die Ursache für solch(More)
OBJECTIVE A summary of main aspects from a Health Technology Assessment report on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Switzerland concerning effectiveness and safety is given. MATERIALS AND METHODS Literature search was performed through 13 databases, by scanning reference lists of articles and by contacting experts. Assessed were quality of(More)
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