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Author (up) Guo, T.; Ren, Y.; Kou, J.; Shi, J.; Tianxiao, S.; Liang, F. url  openurl
  Title Acupoint Catgut Embedding for Obesity: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 1-20  
  Keywords OBESITY -- Treatment; Acupuncture; ACUPUNCTURE points; BODY weight; CHI-squared test; CONFIDENCE intervals; Electroacupuncture; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Medline; META-analysis; Moxibustion; Obesity; ONLINE information services; RESEARCH -- Finance; Sutures; SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); BODY mass index; TREATMENT effectiveness; PUBLICATION bias; ODDS ratio; China  
  Abstract Copyright of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is the property of Hindawi Publishing Corporation and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)  
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  Notes Accession Number: 109471061; Source Information: 8/31/2015, Vol. 2015, p1; Subject Term: OBESITY -- Treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE points; Subject Term: BODY weight; Subject Term: CHI-squared test; Subject Term: CONFIDENCE intervals; Subject Term: ELECTROACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Subject Term: MEDLINE; Subject Term: META-analysis; Subject Term: MOXIBUSTION; Subject Term: OBESITY; Subject Term: ONLINE information services; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SUTURES; Subject Term: SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); Subject Term: BODY mass index; Subject Term: TREATMENT effectiveness; Subject Term: PUBLICATION bias; Subject Term: ODDS ratio; Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: CHINA; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 20p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 27 Charts, 4 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author (up) Liu, F.; Li, Z.-M.; Jiang, Y.-J.; Chen, L.-D. url  doi
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  Title A Meta-Analysis of Acupuncture Use in the Treatment of Cognitive Impairment After Stroke Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Altern Complement Med  
  Volume 20 Issue 7 Pages 535-544  
  Keywords Acupuncture; Cognition Disorders -- Therapy; Stroke -- Complications; Human; Alternative Therapies; Professional Practice, Evidence-Based; Systematic Review; Meta Analysis; China; Funding Source; Randomized Controlled Trials -- Evaluation; PubMed; Cochrane Library; Neuropsychological Tests; Data Analysis Software; Odds Ratio; Linear Regression; Research Methodology -- Evaluation; Study Design -- Evaluation; Male; Female; Adolescence; Young Adult; Adult; Middle Age; Aged; Aged, 80 and Over; Descriptive Statistics; Confidence Intervals; Chi Square Test  
  Abstract Objective: This meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture on cognitive impairment (function) after a stroke. Design: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture with no acupuncture in addition to medicine or rehabilitation were identified from databases (PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP Chinese Periodical Database, Wangfang Chinese Periodical Database, Chinese Bio-medicine Database, Cochrane Library, and Chinese medical literature databases) and two relevant journals ( Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion and the Journal of Shanghai Acupuncture and Moxibustion). Meta-analyses were conducted for the eligible RCTs. Results: Twenty-one trials with a total of 1421 patients met inclusion criteria. Pooled random-effects estimates of the change in the Mini-Mental State Examination were calculated for the comparison of acupuncture with no acupuncture in addition to medicine or rehabilitation. Following 4 weeks and 8 weeks of intervention with acupuncture, the merged mean difference was 3.14 (95% confidence interval [CI], 2.06-4.21; p<.00001) and 2.03 (95% CI, 0.26-3.80; p=0.02), respectively. For the comparison of 3-4 weeks of acupuncture with no acupuncture in addition to medicine or rehabilitation groups, the merged MD in Neurobehavioral Cognitive State Examination total scores was 5.63 (95% CI, 3.95-7.31; p<.00001). For the comparison of 8-12 weeks of acupuncture with no acupuncture in addition to medicine or rehabilitation groups, the P300 latency merged MD was ?12.80 (95% CI, ?21.08 to ?4.51; p<.00001), while the P300 amplitude merged MD was 1.38 (95% CI, 0.93-1.82; p<.00001). Overall, the study quality was rated as moderate on the basis of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (part 2: 8.5). Conclusions: This meta-analysis suggests that acupuncture had positive effects on cognitive function after stroke and supports the need for additional research on the potential benefits of this therapeutic approach.  
  Address Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou, China.  
  Publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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  Notes Accession Number: 103971838. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140709. Revision Date: 20150820. Publication Type: Journal Article; meta analysis; research; systematic review; tables/charts. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA. Special Interest: Evidence-Based Practice; Psychiatry/Psychology. Instrumentation: Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) (Folstein et al); Neurobehavioral Cognitive State Examination. Grant Information: This study was supported by the Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.. NLM UID: 9508124. Approved no  
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Author (up) Sastry, P.; Hardman, G.; Page, A.; Parker, R.; Goddard, M.; Large, S.; Jenkins, D.P. url  doi
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  Title Mesenteric ischaemia following cardiac surgery: the influence of intraoperative perfusion parameters Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 419-24 LID - 10.1093/icv  
  Keywords Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Cardiac Surgical Procedures/*adverse effects/mortality; Cause of Death; England; Female; Hospital Mortality; Humans; Incidence; Logistic Models; Male; Mesenteric Ischemia/diagnosis/*etiology/mortality; Odds Ratio; *Perfusion/adverse effects; Retrospective Studies; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome; Vasoconstrictor Agents/therapeutic use; Oto – Notnlm; OT – Cardiac surgery; OT – Intestinal ischaemia; OT – Mesenteric ischaemia  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: Mesenteric ischaemia (MesI) remains a rare but lethal complication following cardiac surgery. Previously identified risk factors for MesI mortality (age, poor left ventricular (LV) function, cardiopulmonary bypass time and blood loss) are non-specific and cannot necessarily be modified. This study aims to identify potentially modifiable risk factors for MesI mortality through analysis of peri- and intraoperative perfusion data. METHODS: Patients who underwent cardiac surgery between 2006 and 2011 at Papworth Hospital were retrospectively divided into 3 outcome categories: death caused by MesI; death due to other causes and survival to discharge. A published MesI risk calculator was used to estimate risk of MesI for each patient and then to create 3 cohorts of matched patients from each outcome group. Pre-, intra- and postoperative variables were collected and conditional logistic regression methods were used to identify parameters associated specifically with MesI deaths after cardiac surgery. RESULTS: A total of 10 409 patients underwent cardiac surgery between 2006 and 2011. The incidence of MesI was 0.3% (30 patients). Two hundred and sixty-one patients died of non-MesI causes and 10 118 survived. It was possible to identify 25 patients in each group at equivalent risk of MesI. The following parameters were found to be associated with MesI mortality: recent myocardial infarction [odds ratio (OR) 4.98, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.58-15.71, P = 0.01], standard EuroSCORE (OR 1.12, 95% CI 1.03-1.21, P = 0.01), vasopressor dose on bypass (OR 1.28, 95% CI 1.04-1.57, P = 0.02), metaraminol dose on bypass (OR 1.52, 95% CI 1.12-2.06, P = 0.01) and lowest documented mean arterial pressure (OR 0.90, 95% CI 0.83-0.97, P = 0.01). No other intraoperative perfusion-related parameters (e.g. flow, average activated clotting time or pressure) were associated with MesI mortality. CONCLUSIONS: Our study not only confirms previously known predictive factors, but also demonstrates a new association between intraoperative vasopressor use and MesI mortality.  
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  Treatment Follow-up Frequency Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery Number of Participants  
  Time in Treatment 19 Condition 3
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  Notes Date of Input: 8/27/2015; Priority: Normal; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.; Department of Public Health and; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=24939960 Approved no  
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Author (up) Soyeon Cheon; Xiuyu Zhang; In-Seon Lee; Seung-Hun Cho; Younbyoung Chae; Hyangsook Lee url  openurl
  Title Pharmacopuncture for Cancer Care: A Systematic Review Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 2014 Issue Pages 1-14  
  Keywords Neoplasms -- Therapy; Drug Administration -- Methods; Acupuncture Points; Medicine, Herbal; Iatrogenic Disease -- Therapy; Neoplasms -- Complications; Human; South Korea; Professional Practice, Evidence-Based; Systematic Review; Alternative Therapies; Funding Source; Treatment Outcomes; Research Methodology -- Evaluation; Study Design -- Evaluation; Descriptive Statistics; Nausea and Vomiting -- Therapy; Meta Analysis; Chemotherapy, Cancer -- Adverse Effects; Statistical Significance; Odds Ratio; Confidence Intervals; Cancer Pain -- Prevention and Control; Hiccup -- Prevention and Control; Fever -- Prevention and Control; Quality of Life; Randomized Controlled Trials -- Evaluation; PubMed; Embase; Cochrane Library; CINAHL Database; Publication Bias -- Evaluation; Graphics; Data Analysis Software; Chi Square Test; P-Value; Intestinal Obstruction; Gastrointestinal System -- Pathology  
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  Address Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Kyung Hee Dae-ro 26, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 103876834. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150130. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; meta analysis; research; systematic review; tables/charts. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Biomedical; Europe; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Special Interest: Evidence-Based Practice; Oncologic Care. Grant Information: This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean government (Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning) (no. 2013R1A6A6029251) and a Grant from the National R & D Program for Cancer Control, Ministry for Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea (1020330).. NLM UID: 101215021. Approved no  
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Author (up) Zheng-tao Lv; Wen Song; Jing Wu; Jun Yang; Tao Wang; Cai-hua Wu; Fang Gao; Xiao-cui Yuan; Ji-hong Liu; Man Li url  doi
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  Title Efficacy of Acupuncture in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Altern Med  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-12  
  Keywords Enuresis, Nocturnal -- Therapy; Acupuncture; Professional Practice, Evidence-Based; Systematic Review; Meta Analysis; China; Funding Source; Alternative Therapies; Randomized Controlled Trials -- Evaluation; Research Methodology -- Evaluation; Study Design -- Evaluation; Treatment Outcomes; Enuresis, Nocturnal -- Drug Therapy; Cochrane Library; Embase; PubMed; Scales; Data Analysis Software; Confidence Intervals; Odds Ratio; Chi Square Test; Publication Bias -- Evaluation; Human; Child, Preschool; Child; Adolescence; Young Adult; P-Value; Descriptive Statistics  
  Abstract Background. Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is recognized as a widespread health problem in young children and adolescents. Clinical researches about acupuncture therapy for nocturnal enuresis are increasing, while systematic reviews assessing the efficacy of acupuncture therapy are still lacking. Objective. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for nocturnal enuresis. Materials and Methods. A comprehensive literature search of 8 databases was performed up to June 2014; randomized controlled trials which compared acupuncture therapy and placebo treatment or pharmacological therapy were identified. A metaanalysis was conducted. Results. This review included 21 RCTs and a total of 1590 subjects. The overall methodological qualities were low. The results of meta-analysis showed that acupuncture therapy was more effective for clinical efficacy when compared with placebo or pharmacological treatment. Adverse events associated with acupuncture therapy were not documented. Conclusion. Based on the findings of this study, we cautiously suggest that acupuncture therapy could improve the clinical efficacy. However, the beneficial effect of acupuncture might be overstated due to low methodological qualities. Rigorous high quality RCTs are urgently needed.  
  Address Department of Neurobiology, School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 108824615. Language: English. Entry Date: 20170222. Revision Date: 20170222. Publication Type: journal article; meta analysis; research; systematic review; tables/charts. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Biomedical; Europe; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Special Interest: Evidence-Based Practice; Pediatric Care. Instrumentation: Jadad Scale. Grant Information: This work was supported by Grants from the National NaturalScience Foundation of China (no. 81473768; no. 81101927)and Grants from Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau no.2013060602010280.. NLM UID: 101215021. Approved no  
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Author (up) Zi Y. Chen; Ling Lin; Huan H. Wang; Yong Zhou; Jian Q. Yan; Yi L. Huang; Qu L. Guo url  doi
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  Title Ondansetron combined with ST36 (Zusanli) acupuncture point injection for postoperative vomiting Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Acupuncture Med  
  Volume 32 Issue 2 Pages 124-131  
  Keywords Surgery, Laparoscopic; Postoperative Complications; Vomiting -- Prevention and Control; Ondansetron -- Administration and Dosage; Acupuncture Points; Acupuncture Analgesia -- Methods; Combined Modality Therapy; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Descriptive Statistics; Female; Male; Data Analysis Software; T-Tests; Chi Square Test; Kruskal-Wallis Test; Confidence Intervals; Odds Ratio; China; Adult  
  Abstract Background Ondansetron, sometimes combined with acustimulation at PC6 (Neiguan), is commonly used for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting, but PC6 is not the only point that can be used for this purpose. Objectives To evaluate the combined effects of ondansetron and ST36 (Zusanli) acupuncture point injection on postoperative vomiting (POV) after laparoscopic surgery. Methods A randomised, patient and assessor-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study was conducted. One hundred and sixty patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery were randomly assigned to one of four groups: (1) group P (placebo-control): intravenous normal saline +bilateral non-acupuncture point injection of vitamin B1 (n=40); (2) group O (ondansetron): intravenous ondansetron+bilateral ST36 sham injection (n=40); (3) group A (acupuncture point injection): intravenous normal saline+bilateral acupuncture point injection at ST36 of vitamin B1 (n=40); (4) group C (combination): intravenous ondansetron+bilateral acupuncture point injection at ST36 of vitamin B1 (n=40). Interventions were made on arrival at the postanaesthesia care unit. The primary outcome was the incidence of POV within 24 h after the operation. Secondary outcomes included severity of vomiting, incidence of rescue treatment, patients' satisfaction and the first anal exsufflation time 24 h after the operation. Results The incidence of POV within 24 h postoperative period in each group was P 33%; O 11%, A 9% and C 6%. Outcomes for all intervention groups were significantly better than that for placebo (p<0.01). For the three interventions compared with placebo, the numbers needed to treat (NNTs) were O, NNT=5; A, NNT=5 and C, NNT=4. The secondary outcomes also demonstrated greater benefits of the combined regimen, with improvement seen in all the measures. Conclusions Ondansetron, acupuncture, and ondansetron and acupuncture combined are effective prophylaxis for POV.  
  Address Department of Anesthesiology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, PR China  
  Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
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  Notes Accession Number: 103927533. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140411. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; pictorial; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. NLM UID: 9304117. Approved no  
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