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Advances in homeopathy and immunology: a review of clinical research. Bellavite P, Marzotto M, Chirumbolo S, Conforti A. Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2011 Jun 1;3:1363-89. Department of Pathology and Diagnostics, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie, 8, 37134 Verona, Italy.

Evidence of clinical efficacy of homeopathy. A meta-analysis of clinical trials. HMRAG. Homeopathic Medicines Research Advisory Group. Cucherat M, Haugh MC, Gooch M, Boissel JP. Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Hospitals of Lyon and University Claude Bernard, France. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2000 Apr;56(1):27-33.

The conclusions on the effectiveness of homeopathy highly depend on the set of analyzed trials. Lüdtke R, Rutten AL. Karl und Veronica Carstens-Stiftung, Essen, Germany. J Clin Epidemiol. 2008 Dec;61(12):1197-204.

Clinical trials of homoeopathy. Kleijnen J, Knipschild P, ter Riet G. Department of Epidemiology and Health Care Research, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands. BMJ. 1991 Feb 9;302(6772):316-23.

Repetitions of fundamental research models for homeopathically prepared dilutions beyond 10(-23): a bibliometric study. Endler P, Thieves K, Reich C, Matthiessen P, Bonamin L, Scherr C, Baumgartner S.  Interuniversity College for Health and Development Graz/Castle of Seggau, Austria. Homeopathy. 2010 Jan;99(1):25-36.

Placebo effect sizes in homeopathic compared to conventional drugs – a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Nuhn T, Lüdtke R, Geraedts M. Klinik Roderbirken, Roderbirken 1, 42799 Leichlingen, Germany. Homeopathy. 2010 Jan;99(1):76-82.

The conclusions on the effectiveness of homeopathy highly depend on the set of analyzed trials Lüdtke R, Rutten AL. Karl und Veronica Carstens-Stiftung, Essen, Germany. J Clin Epidemiol. 2008 Sep 30 ‘The meta-analysis results change sensitively to the chosen threshold defining large sample sizes. Because of the high heterogeneity between the trials, Shang’s results and conclusions are less definite as they had been presented’.

The 2005 meta-analysis of homeopathy: the importance of post-publication data A.L.B. Rutten and C.F. Stolper Homeopathic physician, former general practitioner, Breda, The Netherlands General practitioner, homeopathic physician, Machteldskamp 19, 8181 ZN Heerde, The Netherlands Homeopathy Volume 97, Issue 4, October 2008, Pages 169-177 ‘Re-analysis of Shang’s post-publication data did not support the conclusion that homeopathy is a placebo effect. The conclusion that homeopathy is and that conventional is not a placebo effect was not based on comparative analysis and not justified because of heterogeneity and lack of sensitivity analysis’.

Shang et al ‘Seriously flawed’ new research shows. George Lewith, Professor of Health Research at Southampton University comments: ‘The review gave no indication of which trials were analysed nor of the various vital assumptions made about the data. This is not usual scientific practice. This reconstruction casts serious doubts on the review, showing that it was based on a series of hidden judgments unfavourable to homeopathy‘.

The conclusions on the effectiveness of homeopathy highly depend on the set of analyzed trials. Lüdtke R, Rutten AL. Karl und Veronica Carstens-Stiftung, Essen, Germany. J Clin Epidemiol. 2008 Sep 30

Global researches in homeopathy for Maternal & Child Care Hari Singh , Research Officer (CCRH) in a recently concluded State Workshop on “State Campaign on Homeopathy for Mother & Child Care ” in Lucknow on 17-18th March 2008. This paper is the compilation of homeopathic clinical trials conducted by various individuals & institutions globally.

Dana Ullman You Tube video explains homeopathic meta analysis research

Homeopathy Annual Evidence Update: June 2008 The 2008 Annual Evidence Update on Homeopathy aims to identify, organise and present the most up-to-date evidence on this topic. We have carried out searches in a large number of databases. The searches aimed to identify all relevant systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published since April 2007. Previously published studies have been included in the 2007 Homeopathy National Knowledge Week (NKW).

Universal Condemnation for The Lancet ’s Stance on Homeopathy

Boiron Laboratories Disputes British Journal’s Editorial on Homeopathy In its continued educational and research efforts for the advancement of homeopathy, Boiron Laboratories disputes an editorial comment published in The Lancet ‘s Nov. 17, 2007 issue on the basis that its author has misinterpreted results of clinical trials on homeopathic medicines.

The Lancet article (Vol 366, 27 August 2005): “Are the clinical effects of homeopathy placebo effects? Comparative study of placebo controlled trials of homeopathy and allopathy”

The research evidence base for homeopathy: a fresh assessment of the literature Mathie RT. Faculty of Homeopathy, 15 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AA, UK. rmathie@trusthomeopathy.org Homeopathy. 2003 Apr;92(2):84-91

Homeopathy and The Lancet Peter Fisher Director of Research, Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HR, UK Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2006 March; 3(1): 145–147

Homeopathy for postoperative ileus? A meta-analysis Barnes J, Resch KL, Ernst E. Department of Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. J Clin Gastroenterol. 1997 Dec;25(4):628-33

A systematic review of how homeopathy is represented in conventional and CAM peer reviewed journals Timothy Caulfield* and Suzanne DeBow Health Law Institute, University of Alberta, Canada BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2005, 5(1):12

Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials LINDE K., CLAUSIUS N., RAMIREZ G., MELCHART D., EITEL F., HEDGES L. V., JONAS W. B. Münchener Modell, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universität/Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität, München, ALLEMAGNE Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, ETATS-UNIS Theoretische Chirurgie, Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik Innenstadt, Ludwig Maximillians Universität, München, ALLEMAGNE Department of Education, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, ETATS-UNIS Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Room 5B-37, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, ETATS-UNIS Lancet 1997, vol. 350, no9081, pp. 834-843 (145 ref.)

Homeopathy on trial: prospective clinical studies in the 19th century ME Dean University of York, Department of Health Sciences, York, UK

Evidence of clinical efficacy of homeopathy: a meta-analysis of clinical trials Cucherat M, Haugh M C, Gooch M, Boissel J P European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2000 Volume 56(1) Pages 27-33