Working to develop the scientific basis for a permanent regulatory framework for anthroposophic medicinal products in Europe

Description of Anthroposophic Medicine and AMPs

Research overviews, methodology, evaluation strategies

Research overviews

  1. Hamre HJ, Kiene H, Kienle GS. Clinical research in anthroposophic medicine. Altern Ther Health Med 2009;15(6):52-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19943577

Research methodology

  1. Kienle GS, Hamre HJ, Kiene H, Ostermann T, Anderle L, Maussner N, et al. Methodological aspects of integrative and person-oriented health care evaluation. Complement Med Res 2017;24(Suppl 1):23-8. https://doi.org/10.1159/000460511
  2. Koster EB, Ong RR, Heybroek R, Delnoij DM, Baars EW. The consumer quality index anthroposophic healthcare: a construction and validation study. BMC Health Serv Res 2014;14(1):148. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-148
  3. Hamre HJ, Glockmann A, Kienle GS, Kiene H. Combined bias suppression in single-arm therapy studies. J Eval Clin Pract 2008;14(5):923-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2753.2007.00903.x
  4. Hamre HJ, Glockmann A, Tröger W, Kienle GS, Kiene H. Assessing the order of magnitude of outcomes in single-arm cohorts through systematic comparison with corresponding cohorts: an example from the AMOS study. BMC Med Res Methodol 2008;8(11). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-8-11

Specific research programs and networks

  1. Hamre HJ. Scientific relevance of the Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines. Merkurstab 2018;71(2):120-4. https://doi.org/10.14271/DMS-20920-EN or full text PDF
  2. Schad F, Teodoridis C, Albrecht U, Merkle A, Baute R, Breitkreuz T, Matthes H: Network Oncology (NO) - a European approach to health service research on cancer treatment with focus on concurrent use of complementary therapies. Eur J Integr Med 2008;1(Suppl 1):12-13. https://doi.org/10.1159/000356204

System approaches

  1. Kienle GS, Kiene H. From reductionism to holism: Systems-oriented approaches in cancer research. Global Adv Health Med 2012;1(5):68-77. https://doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2012.1.5.015
  2. Kienle GS, Albonico HU, Fischer L, Frei-Erb M, Hamre HJ, Heusser P, et al. Complementary therapy systems and their integrative evaluation. Explore (NY) 2011;7(3):175-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2011.02.001

The role of case reports

  1. Riley DS, Barber MS, Kienle GS, Aronson J, von Schoen-Angerer T, Tugwell P, et al. CARE 2013 explanations and elaborations: reporting guidelines for case reports. J Clin Epidemiol 2017;89:218-235. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.04.026
  2. Gagnier JJ, Kienle G, Altman DG, Moher D, Sox H, Riley D. The CARE guidelines: consensus-based clinical case report guideline development. J Clin Epidemiol 2014;67(1):46-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.08.003
  3. Kiene H, Hamre HJ, Kienle GS. In support of clinical case reports: a system of causality assessment. Glob Adv Health Med 2013;2(2):64-75. https://doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2012.061
  4. Kienle GS. Why medical case reports? [Editorial]. Glob Adv Health Med 2012;1(1):8-9. https://doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2012.1.1.002

General overviews
Conceptual and scientific background
Anthroposophic pharmacy

Treatment programs for specific indications and patient groups
Research overviews, methodology, evaluation strategies