NHR July-September 2018: Research Highlights

Research Highlights


  1. A pilot study of prospective data collection by Italian homeopathic doctors.

Authors: Andreoli B, Zanolin E, Bellavite P.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018 Aug 7. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1667069.

  1. Individualization and high dilution.

Author: Fisher P.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(3):155-156.

  1. Homeopathic treatment of insomnia and symptom clusters related to cerebral chemotoxicity in oncology.

Authors: Bagot JL, Marechaud N, Deana N, Wendling J.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018 Jul 18. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1666807.

  1. Prescription in oncology: Homeopathy or psychotherapies and nicotine substitutes?

Authors: Braillon A, Taiebi F.

Journal reference: Bull Cancer. 2018;105(7-8):638-640.

  1. Case reports of five cancer patients with unusual course.

Authors: Payrhuber D, Thieves K, Sangaletti P, Muehlmann J, Frass M.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018 Jun 16. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1660456.

  1. Levels of health theory with the example of a case of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Authors: Chabanov D, Tsintzas D, Vithoulkas G.

Journal reference: J Evid Based Integr Med. 2018 Jan-Dec;23:2515690X18777995. doi: 10.1177/2515690X18777995.

  1. Could the olfactory system be a target for homeopathic remedies as nanomedicines?

Authors: Courtens F, Demangeat JL, Benabdallah M.

Journal reference: J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Jun 11. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0039.

  1. Response to individualized homeopathic treatment for depression in climacteric women with history of domestic violence, marital dissatisfaction or sexual abuse: results from the HOMDEP-MENOP study.

Authors: Macías-Cortés EDC, Llanes-González L, Aguilar-Faisal L, Asbun-Bojalil J.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(3):202-208.

  1. Ultra-high dilutions and homeopathy: can they be explained without non-local theory?

Authors: Almirantis Y, Tsitinidis K.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(3):189-195.

  1. Effectiveness of homeopathic medicines as add-on to institutional management protocol for acute encephalitis syndrome in children: an open-label randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Authors: Oberai P, Varanasi R, Padmanabhan M, Upadhyaya A, Singh S, Singh SP, Vikram D, Khan T, Prasad R, Gupta AK, Singh JR, Manchanda RK.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(3):161-171.

  1. Homeopathy for psychiatric patients – for and against.

Authors: Hock N, Juckel G.

Journal reference: Nervenarzt. 2018 Jun 1. doi: 10.1007/s00115-018-0540-2.

  1. Assessment of likelihood ratio for four contact dermatitis symptoms of vinca minor.

Authors: Bagchi S, Nayak C, Rutten L, Koley M, Saha S, Roy M, Abbas SJ, Ghosh S, Halder S, Wani GN, Mir AA, Bhat SA.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(3):209-217.

  1. Phase-transition-induced pattern formation applied to basic research on homeopathy: a systematic review.

Authors: Kokornaczyk MO, Scherr C, Bodrova NB, Baumgartner S.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(3):181-188.

  1. Water-related mechanisms proposed for storing and transmitting homeopathic information: putative links with biological responses.

Authors: Guedes JRP, Bonamin LV, Capelozzi VL.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(3):172-180.

  1. Symptom similarity versus disease similarity: revisiting the application of the law of similar and challenging the symptom-centric approach in homeopathy.

Authors: Shah R.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(3):218-222.

  1. Effect of homeopathic dilutions of cuprum arsenicosum on the electrical properties of polyvinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene.

Authors: Gayen A, Mondal D, Bandyopadhyay P, Bera D, Bhar DS, Das S, Manchanda RK, Khurana AK, Nayak D, Paul BK, Nandy P.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(2):130-136.

  1. Homeopathy in the age of antimicrobial resistance: is it a viable treatment for upper respiratory tract infections?

Authors: Fixsen A.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(2):99-114.

  1. An N-of-1 feasibility study of homeopathic treatment for fatigue in patients receiving chemotherapy.

Authors: Brule D, Balon J, Zhao L, Seely D.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(3):196-201.

  1. Treating pediatric post-tonsillectomy pain and nausea with complementary and alternative medicine.

Authors: Keefe KR, Byrne KJ, Levi JR.

Journal reference: Laryngoscope 2018 May 4. doi: 10.1002/lary.27231.

  1. Healing waters? Commentary on two experimental studies and a review of homeopathy research.

Author: Muehsam DJ.

Journal reference: J Altern  Complement Med. 2018;24(5):407-408.

  1. Could homeopathy become an alternative therapy in dengue fever? An example of 10 case studies.

Authors: Mahesh S, Mahesh M, Vithoulkas G.

Journal reference: J Med Life. 2018;11(1):75-82.

  1. Poorly performing general practices are more likely to prescribe homeopathy.

Authors: Iacobucci G.

Journal reference: BMJ 2018;361:k1754

  1. Special dossier: “Scientific evidence for homeopathy”.

Author: Teixeira MZ.

Journal reference: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2018;64(2):93-94.

  1. Homeopathic medicinal products for preventing and treating acute respiratory tract infections in children.

Authors: Hawke K, van Driel ML, Buffington BJ, McGuire TM, King D.

Journal reference: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;4:CD005974.

  1. Double-blind evaluation of homeopathy on cocaine craving: a randomized controlled pilot study.

Authors: Adler UC, Acorinte AC, Calzavara FO, da Silva AA, de Toledo Cesar A, Adler MS, Martinez EZ, Galduroz JCF.

Journal reference: J Integr Med. 2018;16(3):178-184.

  1. Systematic review of plant-based homeopathic basic research: an update.

Authors: Ucker A, Baumgartner S, Sokol A, Huber R, Doesburg P, Jager T.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(2):115-129.

  1. Homeopathic remedies as an alternative to synthetic medicines?

Author: Beer AM

Journal reference: MMW Fortschr Med. 2018;160(6):60-62.

  1. Flawed statistics and science confirming existing paradigms.

Author: Rutten L.

Journal reference: J Eval Clin Pract. 2018 Mar 30. doi: 10.1111/jep.12922.

  1. Homeopathy for perennial asthma in adolescents: pilot feasibility study testing a randomized withdrawal design.

Authors: Mitchiguian Hotta L, Cardinalli Adler U, de Toledo Cesar A, Martinez EZ, Demarzo MMP.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(2):143-149.

  1. In vitro effects of homeopathic drugs on cultured Escherichia coli.

Authors: Paneek J, Kurmann C, Imbach E, Amsler F, Paneek-Rademacher S.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(2):150-154.

  1. A theoretical approach to selection of a biologically active substance in ultra-low doses for effective action on a biological system.

Author: Boldyreva LB.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(2):137-142.

  1. Semi-individualized homeopathy add-on versus usual care only for premenstrual disorders: a randomized, controlled feasibility study.

Authors: Klein-Laansma CT, Jong M, von Hagens C, Jansen JPCH, van Wietmarschen H, Jong MC.

Journal reference: J Altern Complement Med. 2018;24(7):684-693.

  1. Management of anxiety and depressive disorders in patients ≥ 65 years of age by homeopath general practitioners versus conventional general practitioners, with overview of the EPI3-LASER study results.

Authors: Danno K, Duru G, Vetel JM.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(2):81-89.

  1. Evaluation of a prognostic homeopathic questionnaire for women with premenstrual disorders.

Authors: Klein-Laansma CT, Rutten L, Jansen JPCH, van Wietmarschen H, Jong MC.

Journal reference: Complement Med Res. 2018;25(3):173-182.

  1. Integration of homeopathy and complementary medicine in the Tuscan Public Health System and the experience of the homeopathic clinic of the Lucca Hospital.

Authors: Rossi E, Di Stefano M, Picchi M, Panozzo MA, Noberasco C, Nurra L, Baccetti S.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(2):90-98.

  1. HRI Malta 2017 – cutting edge research in homeopathy: HRI’s third international research conference in Malta.

Authors: Mosley AJ, Roberts ER, Partington H, Gaertner K, Fisher P, Rutten L, Mathie RT, Cartwright SJ, Fixsen A, Kokornaczyk MO, Sokol AM, Tournier AL.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(1):50-54.

  1. The materialist view of homeopathy: an alternative hypothesis and the connection with hormesis.

Author: Upadhyay RP.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(1):46-49.

  1. Homeopathic dilutions, Hahnemann principles, and the solvent issue: must we address ethanol as a “homeopathic” or a “chemical” issue?

Authors: Chirumbolo S, Bjørklund G.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(1):40-44.

  1. Evidence that extreme dilutions of Paclitaxel and Docetaxel alter gene expression of in vitro breast cancer cells.

Authors: Şeker S, Güven C, Akçakaya H, Bahtiyar N, Akbaș F, Onaran Ї.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(1):32-39.

  1. Degree of responses to homeopathic potencies correlates with dipole moment size in molecular detectors: implications for understanding the fundamental nature of serially diluted and succussed solutions.

Author: Cartwright SJ.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(1):19-31.

  1. The N-of-1 clinical trial: a timely research opportunity in homeopathy.

Authors: Ulbrich-Zürni S, Teut M, Roll S, Mathie RT.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(1):10-18.

  1. Homeopathy use in the United States and implications for public health: a review.

Authors: Dossett ML, Yeh GY.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(1):3-9.

  1. HRI Malta 2017: Homeopathy research – past, present and future.

Authors: Roberts ER, Tournier AL.

Journal reference: Homeopathy 2018;107(1):1-2.

  1. Awareness, practice and views about integrating AYUSH in allopathic curriculum of allopathic doctors and interns in a tertiary care teaching hospital in New Delhi, India.

Authors: Singhal S, Roy V.

Journal reference: J Integr Med. 2018;16(2):113-119.

  1. Bias and misleading concepts in an Arnica research study. Comments to improve experimental homeopathy.

Authors: Chirumbolo S, Bjørklund G.

Journal reference: J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2018;9(1):75-80.

  1. Case reports of acne and homeopathy.

Author: Nwabudike LC.

Journal reference: Complement Med Res. 2018;25(1):52-55.

  1. Homeopathy in cancer patients: what does the “best” evidence tell us?

Authors: de Nonneville A, Gonçalves A.

Journal reference: Bull Cancer 2018;105(4):426-430.

  1. Usefulness of classical homeopathy for the prophylaxis of recurrent urinary tract infections in individuals with chronic neurogenic lower urinary tract infection.

Authors: Paneek J, Paneek-Rademacher S, Jus MS, Wöllner J, Krebs J.

Journal reference: J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Feb 27:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2018.1440692.

  1. Homeopathy, ritual and magic.

Author: Nayernouri T.

Journal reference: Arch Iran Med. 2018;20(11):718-722.

  1. Physicochemical investigations of homeopathic preparations: a systematic review and bibliometric analysis – part 1.

Authors: Klein SD, Würtenberger S, Wolf U, Baumgartner S, Tournier A.

Journal reference: J Altern Complement Med. 2018;24(5):409-421.

  1. Comparative effectiveness of individualized homeopathy and antibiotics in the treatment of bovine clinical mastitis: randomized controlled trial.

Authors: Keller D, Sundrum A.

Journal reference: Vet Rec. 2018;182(14):407.

  1. Development of software for automatic analysis of intervention in the field of homeopathy.

Authors: Jain RK, Goyal S, Bhat SN, Rao S, Sakthidharan V, Kumar P, Sajan KR, Jindal SK, Jindal GD.

Journal reference: J Altern Complement Med. 2018;24(5):422-430.

  1. Homeopathic Arnica from Boiron and post-operative bleeding in mastectomized women in Milan: statistical flaws and bias to be addressed.

Authors: Chirumbolo S, Bjørklund G.

Journal reference: J Tradit Complement Med. 2017;8(1):1-3.

  1. A randomized comparative study to evaluate the efficacy of homoeopathic treatment vs. standard allopathy treatment for acute adenolymphangitis due to lymphatic filariasis.

Authors: Gupta J, Manchanda RK, Debata LP, Payal G, Choudhary S, Prusty A, Rakshit G, Singh V, Kumar A, Lamba CD.

Journal reference: Ind J Res Hom. 2018;12:64-74.

  1. Changes in viral load in different organs of Japanese encephalitis virus-infected chick embryo under the influence of Belladonna

Authors: Chakraborty U, Katoch S, Sinha M, Nayak D, Khurana A, Manchanda RK, Sarkar D, Das S.

Journal reference: Ind J Res Hom. 2018;12:75-80.

  1. Effect of Cephalandra indica against advanced glycation end products, sorbitol accumulation and aldolase reductase activity in homeopathic formulation.

Authors: Kishore L, Singh R.

Journal reference: Ind J Res Hom. 2018;12:11-19.

  1. Prevalence and prognostic factor in patients with good therapeutic response in a cohort of 172 patients with the homoeopathic medicine Aranea diadema: a multicentre, open-label, observational study.

Authors: Gupta J, Manchanda RK, Chakraborty PS, Singh P, Ramteke S, Singh O, Prasad VG, Das KC, Pradhan PK, Singh JP, Gupta P, Rakshit G, Kumar A, Pramanik A, Nayak C, Azis SP.

Journal reference: Ind J Res Hom. 2018;12:20-28.

  1. Comparison of the efficacy of Ibuprofen and Belladonna in the control of orthodontic separator pain.

Authors: Patil HA, Patil J, Kerudi VV, Jaltare P, Hamid T, Sharan JS, Tekale PD.

Journal reference: Ind J Res Hom. 2018;12:29-34.

  1. Evaluation of homoeopathic treatment in polycystic ovary syndrome: a single-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study.
    Authors: Lamba CD, Oberai P, Manchanda RK, Rath P, Bindu PH, Padmanabhan M.Journal reference: Ind J Res Hom. 2018;12:35-45.
  1. Observational research in homeopathy: improving homeoprophylaxis research outcomes.

Author: Golden I.Journal reference: Homoeopathic Links 2018;31(1):71-74.

  1. Proteus vulgaris: proving and clinical use in paediatrics.

Author: Dominici G.

Journal reference: Homoeopathic Links 2018;31(1):61-70.


Compiled by:

Dr. Subhranil Saha

Independent Researcher

E-mail: drsubhranilsaha@hotmail.com

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