+ Translate

Efficacy trial of bioresonance in children with atopic dermatitis

, : Efficacy trial of bioresonance in children with atopic dermatitis. International Archives of Allergy & Immunology 112(3): 238-246

Single case reports and uncontrolled studies claim significant improvements in patients with atopic diseases treated with bioresonance therapy, also called biophysical information therapy (BIT). To assess the efficacy of this alternative method of treatment, we performed a conventional double-blind parallel group study in children hospitalized for long-lasting atopic dermatitis. Over a period of 1.5 year, 32 children with atopic dermatitis, age range 1.5-16.8 years and hospitalized for 4-6 weeks at the Alpine Children's Hospital Davos, Switzerland, were randomized according to sex, age and severity of the skin disease to receive conventional inpatient therapy and either a putatively active or a sham (placebo) BIT treatment. Short- and long-term outcome within 1 year were assessed by skin symptom scores, sleep and itch scores, blood cell activation markers of allergy, and a questionnaire. Hospitalization and conventional therapy in a high altitude climate resulted in immediate and sustained amelioration of the disease state in both the BIT-treated and sham-treated groups. BIT had no significant additive measurable effect on the outcome variables determined in this study. The statement by protagonists of this alternative form of therapy that BIT can considerably influence or even cure atopic dermatitis was not confirmed using for the first time a conventional double-blind study design. Considering the high costs and false promises caused by the promotors of this kind of therapy, it is concluded that BIT has no place in the treatment of children with atopic dermatitis.

(PDF same-day service: $19.90)

Order PDF Full Text


Click here to order any other PDF Full Text

Accession: 008589402

DOI: 10.1159/000237460

PDF Full Text: Submit

Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:

Other references

Sieber, Susan M.; Galson, Steven K.; Kaiser, Jocelyn, 2000: Cooperating on childhood cancer. A letter responds to Jocelyn Kaiser's article the December 3, 1999, issue that seems intent on rekindling tensions between the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Cancer Institute when such tensions have been largely resolved. T...

Bampton, C. C., 1950: Lubrication and cane trucks. Investigations suggest that a saving in haulage of about Jd. per ton of cane could be made by modifications in the lubrication of cane tramway trucks. Three alternatives to the present system are described: A metering gun designed to dispense and...

Hartnett, DC.; Bazzaz, FA., 1986: Leaf demography and plant-insect interactions: a further comment. American Naturalist, 1274: 561-564

Hadas, A., 1968: Simultaneous flow of water and heat under periodic heat fluctuations. Theoretical predictions of thermally induced moisture transfer were compared to measured quantities. Soil samples at different initial moisture contents were subjected to sinusoidal heat waves having an amplitude of 6[degree]C, and various periods...

Clementz T.; Christiansson A.; Wieslander A., 1987: Membrane potential lipid regulation and adenylate energy charge in acyl chain modified acholeplasma laidlawii. In Acholeplasma laidlawii variations induced in the transmembrane electrical potential have been shown to affect the membrane lipid composition. Particularly the molar ratio between the predominant glucolipids, monoglucosyldiacylglycerol and diglu...

Brownlee H.; Denney G.D., 1985: Evaluation of medics under continuous grazing with sheep in central western new south wales australia. Between May 1974 and March 1978, dry Merino ewes continuously grazed 1-ha plots, sown to Medicago truncatula cvv. Akbar, Borung, Cyfield, Cyprus, Hannaford and Jemalong, and M. tornata cv. Tornafield, at a stocking rate of 4 ewes/ha. Hannaford and...

Azman, D. C., 1951: Palatability and chemical composition of soilage of sugar cane seedlings Ho. 199 and Napier grass. Sugar-cane seedling No. 199 was harvested when 2 to 3 internodes were present and Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) when in the flowering stage. In both cases, the interval between harvests averaged 4.3 months. The sugar-cane was more palatable...

Michalik, P.; Dallai, R.; Giusti, F.; Mercati, D.; Alberti, G., 2005: Spermatozoa and spermiogenesis of Holocnemus pluchei (Scopoli, 1763) (Pholcidae, Araneae). Until now, the knowledge on pholcid spermatozoa is based on two species, Pholcus phalangioides and, incompletely, Holocnemus pluchei. To complete this knowledge and to reveal more potential phylogenetic characters, we have investigated sperm ultra...

Rubery, P. H., 1981: Auxin receptors. Auxin-binding compounds from maize and other sources and approaches to receptor structure and function are discussed in relation to the elucidation of auxin function.

Babayan R.K.; Devereux D.F., 1984: Alteration of lipid metabolism associated with renal adeno carcinoma in the wistar lewis rat. Tumor bearing is associated with a number of metabolic and biochemical alterations in man and animals. Fischer rats bering methylcholanthrene-induced sarcomas display elevations of plasma cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Wistar-Lewis rats bear...