entScientific Research: EAR, NOSE AND THROAT

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Homeopathy in chronic sinusitis: a prospective multi-centric observational study. Nayak C, Singh V, Singh VP, Oberai P, Roja V, Shitanshu SS, Sinha MN, Deewan D, Lakhera BC, Ramteke S, Kaushik S, Sarkar S, Mandal NR, Mohanan PG, Singh JR, Biswas S, Mathew G. Source Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India. Homeopathy. 2012 Apr;101(2):84-91.

Randomized controlled pilot study to compare Homeopathy and Conventional therapy in Acute Otitis Media. Sinha MN, Siddiqui VA, Nayak C, Singh V, Dixit R, Dewan D, Mishra A. Regional Research Institute of Homeopathy, Jaipur (Rajasthan), India. Homeopathy. 2012 Jan;101(1):5-12.

The role of alternative medicine in rhinology. Roehm CE, Tessema B, Brown SM. Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030, USA. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Feb;20(1):73-81.

Homeopathic ear drops as an adjunct to standard therapy in children with acute otitis media. Taylor JA, Jacobs J. Department of Pediatrics, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. Homeopathy. 2011 Jul;100(3):109-15.

Use of complementary and alternative medicine in children with recurrent acute otitis media in Italy. Marchisio P, Bianchini S, Galeone C, Baggi E, Rossi E, Albertario G, Torretta S, Pignataro L, Esposito S, Principi N.Department of Maternal and Paediatric Sciences,Università degli Studi di Milano and Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan.Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2011 Apr-Jun;24(2):441-9.

Homeopathic vs conventional treatment of vertigo: a randomized double-blind controlled clinical study. Weiser M, Strösser W, Klein P. Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany. weiser.michael@heel.de Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998 Aug;124(8):879-85.

Economic evaluation of Sinfrontal in the treatment of acute maxillary sinusitis in adults. Kneis KC, Gandjour A. University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2009;7(3):181-91.

Controlled Clinical Trial for Testing the Efficacy of the Homeopathic Drug, Eupatorium perfoliatum, D2 in the Treatment of Common Cold. Gasssinger CA, Wunstel G, Netter PA. Arznei Forsch, 1981, 31, 4, 732-736.

A review of homeopathic research in the treatment of respiratory allergies. Ullman D, Frass M. Founder, Homeopathic Educational Services, Berkeley, CA; author and publisher of numerous books on homeopathic medicine. Altern Med Rev. 2010 Mar;15(1):48-58.

The use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients attending a general otolaryngology clinic: can we afford to ignore it? Shakeel M, Trinidade A, Jehan S, Ah-See KW. Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland. Am J Otolaryngol. 2009 Jun 9.

Economic Evaluation of Sinfrontal(R) in the Treatment of Acute Maxillary Sinusitis in Adults. Kneis KC, Gandjour A. University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2009 Sep 1;7(3):181-191.

Homeopathic treatment of patients with chronic sinusitis: A prospective observational study with 8 years follow-up. Claudia M Witt Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Centre, D-10098 Berlin, Germany, Rainer Lüdtke Karl and Veronica Carstens-Foundation and Stefan N Willich Am Deimelsberg 36, D-45276 Essen, Germany. 2009  BioMed Central Ltd 27.7.09.

Clinical Study of New Homeopathic Capsaicin-Based Nasal Spray Relieves Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis.

Treatment of spasmodic dysphonia with homeopathic medicine: a clinical case report. Xue SA, de Schepper L, Hao GJ. Speech Science Lab, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, 5th Floor, Prince Philips Dental Hospital, 34 Hospital Road, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Homeopathy. 2009 Jan;98(1):56-9.

Is homeopathy useful in the treatment of allergic, ENT and respiratory conditions? Dr Bob Leckridge, Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital CAM 8.6.07

Randomised controlled trial of homoeopathy versus placebo in perennial allergic rhinitis with overview of four trial series Morag A Taylor, research associate, a David Reilly, honorary senior lecturer in medicine, a Robert H Llewellyn-Jones, lecturer, b Charles McSharry, principal immunologist, c Tom C Aitchison, senior lecturer in statistics. d a University Department of Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER, b Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia, c University Department of Immunology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT, d Department of Statistics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ BMJ 2000;321:471-476

Homeopathic Arnica montana for post-tonsillectomy analgesia: a randomised placebo control trial A Robertson , R Suryanarayanan , A Banerjee Homeopathy. 2007 Jan ;96 (1):17-21 17227743

A meta-analysis of homeopathic treatment of pollinosis with Galphimia glauca Lüdtke R, Wiesenauer M. Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Tübingen, Deutschland. rainer.luedtke@uni-tuebingen.de Wien Med Wochenschr. 1997;147(14):323-7

Is homeopathic ‘immunotherapy’ effective? A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with the isopathic remedy Betula 30c for patients with birch pollen allergy Aabel S, Laerum E, Dølvik S, Djupesland P. Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine, Department of General Practice, Oslo, Norway Br Homeopath J. 2000 Oct;89(4):161-8

Double-blind trial comparing the effectiveness of the homeopathic preparation Galphimia potentiation D6, Galphimia dilution 10(-6) and placebo on pollinosis Wiesenauer M, Gaus W Arzneimittelforschung. 1985;35(11):1745-7

A meta-analysis of homeopathic treatment of pollinosis with Galphimia glauca Lüdtke R, Wiesenauer M. Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Tübingen, Deutschland. rainer.luedtke@uni-tuebingen.de Wien Med Wochenschr. 1997;147(14):323-7

Treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis using homeopathic preparation of common allergens in the southwest region of the US: a randomized, controlled clinical trial Kim LS, Riedlinger JE, Baldwin CM, Hilli L, Khalsa SV, Messer SA, Waters RF. Southwest College Research Institute, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Tempe, AZ 85282-1751, USA. l.kim@scnm.edu Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Apr;39(4):617-24. Epub 2005 Mar 1

Homeopathy in acute rhinosinusitis: a double-blind, placebo controlled study shows the efficiency and tolerability of a homeopathic combination remedy Friese KH, Zabalotnyi DI. Dr.Friese@t-online.de HNO. 2007 Apr;55(4):271-7

Homeopathy in acute otitis media in children: treatment effect or spontaneous resolution? Frei H, Thurneysen A. Spezialarzt FMH für Kinder and Jugendliche, FA Homöopathie SVHA, Laupen, Switzerland. dr.heiner.frei@swissonline.ch Br Homeopath J. 2001 Oct;90(4):180-2

Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: A comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting Max Haidvogl* 1 , David S Riley* 2 , Marianne Heger* ^ 9 ,3 , Sara Brien* 4 , Miek Jong5 , Michael Fischer* 6 , George T Lewith* 4 , Gerard Jansen* 7 and André E Thurneysen* 8 1Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Homeopathy, Graz, Austria 2University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Integrative Medicine Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 3HomInt, Karlsruhe, Germany 4Complementary Medicine Research Unit; Primary Medical Care, University of Southhampton, Southhampton, UK 5VSM Geneesmiddelen, Alkmaar, The NetherlandS 6ClinResearch GmbH, Cologne, Germany 7Tilburg, The Netherlands
8Institute for Complementary Medicine (KIKOM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007, 7:7doi:10.1186/1472-6882-7-7

Individualized homeopathic treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: an observational study Mojaver YN, Mosavi F, Mazaherinezhad A, Shahrdar A, Manshaee K Department of Oral Medicine, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Dental School, Rafsanjan, Iran. Yalda_n_m@Yahoo.com Homeopathy. 2007 Apr;96(2):82-6

Is homoeopathy a placebo response? Controlled trial of homoeopathic potency, with pollen in hayfever as model Reilly DT, Taylor MA, McSharry C, Aitchison T. Lancet. 1986 Oct 18;2(8512):881-6

Efficacy of a complex homeopathic medication (Sinfrontal) in patients with acute maxillary sinusitis: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter clinical trial Zabolotnyi DI, Kneis KC, Richardson A, Rettenberger R, Heger M, Kaszkin-Bettag M, Heger PW. Research Institute for Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases, Kiev, Ukraine Explore (NY). 2007 Mar-Apr;3(2):98-109

Effects of homeopathic treatment on salivary flow rate and subjective symptoms in patients with oral dryness: a randomized trial Haila S, Koskinen A, Tenovuo J. Porin Hammaspiste, Pori, Finland. sirkka.haila@plusterveys.fi Homeopathy. 2005 Jul;94(3):175-81

Pharmacoeconomic comparison between homeopathic and antibiotic treatment strategies in recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis in children Trichard M, Chaufferin G, Nicoloyannis N BOIRON, 20 rue de la Liberation, 69 110 Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France. melanie.trichard@boiron.fr Homeopathy. 2005 Jan;94(1):3-9

Comparison of solid and liquid forms of homeopathic remedies for tonsillitis Wiesenauer M. Adv Ther. 1998 Nov-Dec;15(6):362-71

Homeopathy as seen by a nonhomeopathic otorhinolaryngologist Schepens Y. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg. 1984;38(2):208-11

Immunology and homeopathy. 4. Clinical studies-part 2 Bellavite P, Ortolani R, Pontarollo F, Piasere V, Benato G, Conforti A. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2006 Dec;3(4):397-409. Epub 2006 Jul 31

Clear Tinnitus, middle-ear pressure, and tinnitus relief: a prospective trial Goldstein B, Shulman A, Avitable MJ. Department of Otolaryngology, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, USA. metrc@inch.com Int Tinnitus J. 2007;13(1):29-39

MEDICOECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF THE TREATMENT OF RECURRENT ACUTE RHINOPHARYNGITIS IN 18-MONTH-OLD TO 4-YEAR-OLD-CHILDREN BY GENERAL PRACTITIONERS A. VAINCHTOCK (GYD Institut), L. LAMARSALLE (GYD Institut), G. CHAUFFERIN (BOIRON Laboratories), G.Y. DANSETTE (GYD Institut), G. DURU (Claude Bernard University Lyon 1)

Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: a comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting Haidvogl M, Riley DS, Heger M, Brien S, Jong M, Fischer M, Lewith GT, Jansen G, Thurneysen AE. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Homeopathy, Graz, Austria. max.haidvogl@meduni-graz.at <max.haidvogl@meduni-graz.at> BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Mar 2;7:7

Alternative versus conventional treatment strategy in uncomplicated acute otitis media in children: a prospective, open, controlled parallel-group comparison Wustrow TP; Otovowen Study Group. ENT Associates, Munich, Germany. wustrowt@web.de Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Feb;42(2):110-9