Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a very common chronic illness affecting 10% to 40% of children worldwide and its prevalence among children has significantly increased over the last two decades. Prevalence and severity are related to age, with children of school age most commonly affected. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and adverse event profile of antihistamines (oral or topical) used as an adjunct to topical nasal steroids for intermittent and persistent allergic rhinitis in children.

Author(s): 
Nasser, Mona
Fedorowicz, Zbys
Aljufairi, Hamad
McKerrow, William
Publication Title: 
Lancet (London, England)

We tested, under independent conditions, the reproducibility of evidence from two previous trials that homoeopathy differs from placebo. The test model was again homoeopathic immunotherapy. 28 patients with allergic asthma, most of them sensitive to house-dust mite, were randomly allocated to receive either oral homoeopathic immunotherapy to their principal allergen or identical placebo. The test treatments were given as a complement to their unaltered conventional care. A daily visual analogue scale of overall symptom intensity was the outcome measure.

Author(s): 
Reilly, D.
Taylor, M. A.
Beattie, N. G.
Campbell, J. H.
McSharry, C.
Aitchison, T. C.
Carter, R.
Stevenson, R. D.
Publication Title: 
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)

OBJECTIVE: 1) To assess the efficacy of homeopathic prepared Galphimia glauca compared to placebo in the treatment of pollinosis. 2) To estimate the corresponding overall success rate of Galphimia glauca. Meta-analysis of clinical trials. STUDY SELECTION: 7 randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials and 4 not placebo-controlled trials (1 randomized and controlled, 1 prospective uncontrolled, 2 retrospective uncontrolled) performed by our study group between 1980 and 1989. An additional MEDLINE search revealed no further trials on this topic.

Author(s): 
Ludtke, R.
Wiesenauer, M.
Publication Title: 
Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a global health problem that is often treated with homeopathy. The objective of this review will be to evaluate the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment of allergic rhinitis. METHODS/DESIGN: The authors will conduct a systematic review. We will search Medline, CENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED, CAM-Quest, Google Scholar and reference lists of identified studies up to December 2013.The review will include randomized controlled trials that evaluate homeopathic treatment of allergic rhinitis.

Author(s): 
Banerjee, Kushal
Costelloe, Ceire
Mathie, Robert T.
Howick, Jeremy
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Allergies cause a considerable burden to both sufferers and the National Health Service. There is growing interest in acupuncture as a treatment for a range of conditions. Since acupuncture may modulate the immune system it could be a useful treatment for allergic rhinitis (AR) sufferers. We therefore assessed the evidence for the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with AR by performing a systematic review of the literature.

Author(s): 
Roberts, Jonathan
Huissoon, Aarnoud
Dretzke, Janine
Wang, Dechao
Hyde, Christopher
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Acupuncture has been used therapeutically in China for thousands of years and is growing in prominence in Europe and the United States. In a recent review of complementary and alternative medicine use in the US population, an estimated 2.1 million people or 1.1% of the population sought acupuncture care during the past 12 months. Four percent of the US population used acupuncture at any time in their lives. We reviewed 31 different published journal articles, including 23 randomized controlled clinical trials and 8 meta-analysis/systematic reviews.

Author(s): 
Jindal, Vanita
Ge, Adeline
Mansky, Patrick J.
Publication Title: 
Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating or preventing allergic rhinitis (AR). DATA SOURCES: We retrieved data from 17 electronic databases, nonelectronic searches of conference proceedings, our own files of articles, and bibliographies of located articles. STUDY SELECTION: All randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for AR were considered for inclusion if they included placebo controls or were controlled against a comparator intervention.

Author(s): 
Lee, Myeong Soo
Pittler, Max H.
Shin, Byung-Cheul
Kim, Jong-In
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effect and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for allergic rhinitis and to analyze the present situation of clinical researches. METHODS: A search in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Chinese Biology Medicine (CBM) disk, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases was performed to gather the randomized controlled trials about acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for allergic rhinitis, identify additional clinical trials met the inclusion criteria and measure their qualities by using Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook 5.0.

Author(s): 
Xiao, Li
Li, Bo
Du, Yuan-Hao
Xiong, Jun
Gao, Xiang
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Allergies cause a considerable burden to both sufferers and the National Health Service. There is growing interest in acupuncture as a treatment for a range of conditions. Since acupuncture may modulate the immune system it could be a useful treatment for allergic rhinitis (AR) sufferers. We therefore assessed the evidence for the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with AR by performing a systematic review of the literature.

Author(s): 
Roberts, Jonathan
Huissoon, Aarnoud
Dretzke, Janine
Wang, Dechao
Hyde, Christopher
Publication Title: 
Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating or preventing allergic rhinitis (AR). DATA SOURCES: We retrieved data from 17 electronic databases, nonelectronic searches of conference proceedings, our own files of articles, and bibliographies of located articles. STUDY SELECTION: All randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for AR were considered for inclusion if they included placebo controls or were controlled against a comparator intervention.

Author(s): 
Lee, Myeong Soo
Pittler, Max H.
Shin, Byung-Cheul
Kim, Jong-In
Ernst, Edzard

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