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Author Baccetti, S.; Da Frè, M.; Becorpi, A.; Faedda, M.; Guerrera, A.; Monechi, M.V.; Munizzi, R.M.; Parazzini, F. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Hot Flushes in Menopause: A Randomized Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Altern Complement Med  
  Volume 20 Issue 7 Pages 550-557  
  Keywords Acupuncture; Hot Flashes -- Prevention and Control; Perimenopausal Symptoms -- Prevention and Control; Medicine, Chinese Traditional; Human; Italy; Randomized Controlled Trials; Random Assignment; Intervention Trials; Pretest-Posttest Design; Alternative Therapies; Women's Health; Female; Massage; Self Care; Diet Therapy; Combined Modality Therapy; Questionnaires; Statistical Significance; Sleep Disorders; Anger; Pain; Depression; Prospective Studies; Middle Age; Descriptive Statistics; Data Analysis Software; Chi Square Test; T-Tests; Linear Regression; Paired T-Tests; Confidence Intervals  
  Abstract Objective: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on hot flushes and other menopause-related symptoms used in an integrated system, including such therapeutic techniques as diet therapy and Tuina self-massage. Design: Randomized trial. Setting: Outpatient center. Participants: One hundred women in spontaneous menopause with at least three episodes of hot flushes daily were randomly allocated to two treatment groups (50 per group): Women in group A were given diet, self-massage training, and treatment with acupuncture, and women in group B (the control group) were given the same diet and self-massage training, but treatment with acupuncture started 6 weeks after they were enrolled into the study. Intervention: Acupuncture treatments were scheduled twice weekly for 6 consecutive weeks. Outcome measures: Mean change in frequency and/or intensity in menopause-related symptoms were estimated by questionnaire after treatment at week 4. Results: Treatment with acupuncture significantly reduced the occurrence of hot flushes and sudden sweating ( p<.001). Other symptoms (sleep disorders, tightness in the chest, irritability, bone pain, feeling depressed) significantly improved. Conclusions: Acupuncture in an integrated system that includes therapeutic techniques such as diet therapy and Tuina self-massage can be used to treat hot flushes and selected symptoms in postmenopausal women.  
  Address Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.  
  Publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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  Notes Accession Number: 103971835. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140709. Revision Date: 20150820. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA. Special Interest: Women's Health. NLM UID: 9508124. Approved no  
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Author Glazov, G.; Yelland, M.; Emery, J. url  doi
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  Title Low-dose laser acupuncture for non-specific chronic low back pain: a double-blind randomised controlled trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Acupuncture Med  
  Volume 32 Issue 2 Pages 116-123  
  Keywords Acupuncture -- Methods; Laser Therapy -- Methods; Low Back Pain -- Therapy; Chronic Pain -- Therapy; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Double-Blind Studies; Australia; Random Assignment; Descriptive Statistics; Male; Female; Adult; Scales; Confidence Intervals; Prospective Studies; Summated Rating Scaling; Data Analysis Software; Analysis of Variance; Chi Square Test; Kruskal-Wallis Test; Analysis of Covariance; Middle Age; Aged; Funding Source  
  Abstract Objective To determine if infrared laser acupuncture (LA) may have a specific effect in reducing pain and disability in treatment of chronic low back pain (LBP). Methods This was a double-blind sham laser controlled trial performed in general practices in Perth, Western Australia. The participants were 144 adults with chronic non-specific LBP. They were randomised to receive eight once-weekly treatments. Laser machines (20 mW, 840 nm diode, power density 0.1 W/cm2) stimulated points in three treatment groups: sham (0 joules/ point), low dose (0.2 J/point) and high dose (0.8 joules/point). Participants were followed-up at 1 and 6 weeks, and 6 and 12 months post treatment. Primary outcomes were pain (Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS)) and disability (Oswestry Disability Inventory (ODI)) at 6 weeks post treatment. Secondary outcomes included numerical rating scale for limitation of activity, global assessment of improvement, analgesic usage and adverse effects after treatment. Results The analysis showed no difference between sham and the laser groups at 6 weeks for pain or disability. There was a significant reduction in mean pain and disability in all groups at 6 weeks (p<0.005); NPRS: sham (-1.5 (95% CI -2.1 to – 0.8)), low dose (-1.3 (-2.0 to -0.8)), high dose (-1.1 (-1.7 to -0.5)). ODI: sham (-4.0 (-7.1 to -1.0)), low dose (-4.1, (-6.7 to -1.5)), high dose (-2.6 (-5.7 to 0.5)). All secondary outcomes also showed clinical improvement over time but with no differences between groups. Conclusions LA using energy density range (0-4 J/cm2) for the treatment of chronic nonspecific LBP resulted in clinical improvement unrelated to laser stimulation.  
  Address School of Medicine, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Meadowbank, Queensland, Australia  
  Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
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  Notes Accession Number: 103927539. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140411. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Instrumentation: Oswestry Disability Index (ODI); Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS); International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ); Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS-21). Grant Information: This study was funded by Commonwealth Government of Australia; PHCRED bursary awarded in 2008.. NLM UID: 9304117. Approved no  
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Author Jimin Park; Hyun Soo Kim; Seung Min Lee; Kanghyun Yoon; Woo-shik Kim; Jong Shin Woo; Sanghoon Lee; Jin-Bae Kim; Weon Kim url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture Antiarrhythmic Effects on Drug Refractory Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Study Protocol for a Randomized, Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Altern Med  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-6  
  Keywords Acupuncture -- Methods; Atrial Fibrillation -- Prevention and Control; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Prospective Studies; Random Assignment; Atrial Fibrillation -- Drug Therapy; Antiarrhythmia Agents -- Therapeutic Use; Echocardiography, Transesophageal; Multicenter Studies; South Korea; Risk Assessment; Electrocardiography; Sample Size; Descriptive Statistics; T-Tests; Mann-Whitney U Test; Chi Square Test; Fisher's Exact Test; Kaplan-Meier Estimator; Cox Proportional Hazards Model; Regression; Data Analysis Software; Clinical Assessment Tools; Funding Source  
  Abstract Background. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of arrhythmia. Several trials have suggested that acupuncture may prevent AF. However, the efficacy of acupuncture for AF prevention has not been well investigated. Therefore, we designed a prospective, two-parallel-armed, participant and assessor blinded, randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial to investigate acupuncture in persistent AF (ACU-AF). Methods. A total of 80 participants will be randomly assigned to active acupuncture or sham acupuncture groups in a 1 : 1 ratio. Both groups will take the same antiarrhythmic medication during the study period. Patients will receive 10 sessions of acupuncture treatment once a week for 10 weeks. The primary endpoint is AF recurrence rate. Secondary endpoints are left atrium (LA) and left atrial appendage (LAA) changes in function and volume, and inflammatory biomarker changes. Ethics. This study protocol was approved by the institutional review boards (IRBs) of Kyung Hee University Hospital (number 1335-04). This trial is registered with clinicaltrials.gov NCT02110537.  
  Address Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 108824781. Language: English. Entry Date: 20170222. Revision Date: 20170222. Publication Type: journal article; pictorial; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Biomedical; Europe; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Special Interest: Evidence-Based Practice. Grant Information: This study is supported by grants from the Korean Government(Ministry of Health) (no. HI13C0580).. NLM UID: 101215021. Approved no  
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Author Kim, D.; Ham, O.K.; Kang, C.; Jun, E. url  doi
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  Title Effects of Auricular Acupressure Using Sinapsis alba Seeds on Obesity and Self-Efficacy in Female College Students Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Altern Complement Med  
  Volume 20 Issue 4 Pages 258-264  
  Keywords Students, College; Acupressure -- Methods; Seeds -- Utilization; Obesity -- Therapy; Self-Efficacy; Human; South Korea; Randomized Controlled Trials; Random Assignment; Intervention Trials; Female; Women's Health; Alternative Therapies; Body Mass Index -- Evaluation; Ear; Acupuncture Points; Self Care; Body Weights and Measures; Body Composition -- Evaluation; Treatment Outcomes -- Evaluation; Waist-Hip Ratio -- Evaluation; Scales; Statistical Significance; Plants, Medicinal; Pretest-Posttest Design; Power Analysis; Effect Size; Electric Impedance; Summated Rating Scaling; Data Analysis Software; Chi Square Test; T-Tests; Paired T-Tests; Fisher's Exact Test; Young Adult; Descriptive Statistics  
  Abstract Objectives : To examine the effects of auricular acupressure with Sinapsis alba seeds on obesity and self-efficacy. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Settings: College settings located in metropolitan areas of Korea. Participants: A total of 49 female college students who were overweight or obese (body-mass index [BMI] ?25.0 kg/m2) were recruited and randomly assigned to the experimental group ( n=25) or the control group ( n=24). Interventions: The experimental group applied three S. alba seeds to each of five auricular points (Shenmen, mouth, stomach, endocrine, and small intestine points). These participants were asked to stimulate those points 10 times at a rate of two times per second 30 minutes before mealtime, three times daily, for 1 month. They performed the procedure for each earlobe for alternating weeks (a total of 2 weeks' treatment for each ear). Outcome Measures: The obesity index included weight (kg), BMI (kg/m2), percentage body fat, and waist-to-hip ratio. Self-efficacy was measured by using a self-efficacy scale. Results: Female students in the experimental group showed significant decreases in weight ( t=10.76; p<0.001) and BMI ( t=9.60; p<0.001) and significant improvement in self-efficacy ( t=1.85; p<0.05) compared with those in the control group. However, percentage body fat ( t=1.27; p>0.05) and waist-to-hip ratio ( t=0.60; p>0.05) changes did not significantly differ between the two groups. Conclusions: These findings suggest that auricular acupressure using S. alba seeds may be an effective intervention for decreasing weight and BMI and increasing self-efficacy of overweight and obese individuals.  
  Address Department of Nursing Science, Dong-eui University, Busan, Republic of Korea.  
  Publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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  Notes Accession Number: 103928992. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140418. Revision Date: 20150820. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA. Special Interest: Psychiatry/Psychology; Women's Health. NLM UID: 9508124. Approved no  
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Author Llamas-Ramos, R.; Pecos-Martin, D.; Gallego-Izquierdo, T.; Llamas-Ramos, I.É.S.; Plaza-Manzano, G.; Ortega-Santiago, R.; Cleland, J.; FernÁNdez-De-Las-PeÑAs, C.É.S. url  doi
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  Title Comparison of the Short-Term Outcomes Between Trigger Point Dry Needling and Trigger Point Manual Therapy for the Management of Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy Abbreviated Journal J Orthop Sports Phys Ther  
  Volume 44 Issue 11 Pages 852-861  
  Keywords Trigger Point -- Therapy; Needles -- Utilization; Manual Therapy; Pain Threshold; Functional Status; Range of Motion; Neck Pain -- Therapy; Human; Spain; Randomized Controlled Trials; Random Assignment; Intervention Trials; Pretest-Posttest Design; Alternative Therapies; Chronic Pain -- Therapy; Adult; Male; Female; Pain Measurement; Scales; Questionnaires; Functional Assessment; Analysis of Variance; Repeated Measures; Confidence Intervals; Summated Rating Scaling; Self Report; Interrater Reliability; Intrarater Reliability; Algometry; Biophysical Instruments; Power Analysis; Two-Tailed Test; Data Analysis Software; P-Value; Descriptive Statistics  
  Abstract STUDY DESIGN; Randomized clinical study. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of trigger point (TrP) dry needling (DN) and TrP manual therapy (MT) on pain, function, pressure pain sensitivity, and cervical range of motion in subjects with chronic mechanical neck pain. BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that TrP DN could be effective in the treatment of neck pain. However, no studies have directly compared the outcomes of TrP DN and TrP MT in this population. METHODS: Ninety-four patients (mean ± SD age, 31 ± 3 years; 66% female) were randomized into a TrP DN group (n = 47) or a TrP MT group (n = 47). Neck pain intensity (11-point numeric pain rating scale), cervical range of motion, and pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) over the spinous process of C7 were measured at baseline, postintervention, and at follow-ups of 1 week and 2 weeks after treatment. The Spanish version of the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire was used to measure disability/function at baseline and the 2-week follow-up. Mixed-model, repeated-measures analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were used to determine if a time-by-group interaction existed on the effects of the treatment on each outcome variable, with time as the within-subject variable and group as the between-subject variable. RESULTS: The ANOVA revealed that participants who received TrP DN had outcomes similar to those who received TrP MT in terms of pain, function, and cervical range of motion. The 4-by-2 mixed-model ANOVA also revealed a significant time-by-group interaction (P<.001) for PPT: patients who received TrP DN experienced a greater increase in PPT (decreased pressure sensitivity) than those who received TrP MT at all follow-up periods (between-group differences: posttreatment, 59.0 kPa; 95% confidence interval [Cl]: 40.0, 69.2; 1- week follow-up, 69.2 kPa; 95% Cl: 49.5, 79.1; 2- week follow-up, 78.9 kPa; 95% Cl: 49.5, 89.0). CONCLUSION: The results of this clinical trial suggest that 2 sessions of TrP DN and TrP MT resulted in similar outcomes in terms of pain, disability, and cervical range of motion. Those in the TrP DN group experienced greater improvements in PPT over the cervical spine. Future trials are needed to examine the effects of TrP DN and TrP MT over long-term follow-up periods,  
  Address Department of Physical Therapy, Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH; Rehabilitation Services, Concord Hospital, Concord, NH; Manual Therapy Fellowship Program, Regis University, Denver, CO  
  Publisher American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic Section
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  Notes Accession Number: 107807283. Language: English. Entry Date: 20141120. Revision Date: 20150712. Publication Type: Journal Article; pictorial; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Commentary: Ware John W., Llamas-Ramos Rocio, Pecos-Martín Daniel, Gallego-Izquierdo Tomás, Llamas-Ramos Inés, Plaza-Manzano Gustavo, et al. MISREPORT OF TRIGGER POINT DIAGNOSIS RELIABILITY. (J ORTHOP SPORTS PHYS THER) Feb2015; 45 (2): 144-146. Journal Subset: Allied Health; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA. Special Interest: Pain and Pain Management; Physical Therapy; Sports Medicine. Instrumentation: Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS); Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire [Spanish version]. NLM UID: 7908150. Approved no  
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Author Ning Wang; Sheng-Feng Lu; Hui Chen; Jian-Fei Wang; Shu-Ping Fu; Chen-Jun Hu; Yi Yang; Fan-Rong Liang; Bing-Mei Zhu url  doi
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  Title A protocol of histone modification-based mechanistic study of acupuncture in patients with stable angina pectoris Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine Abbreviated Journal Bmc Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 15 Issue 1 Pages 1-11  
  Keywords Electroacupuncture; Angina, Stable -- Therapy; Proteins -- Metabolism; Protocols; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Double-Blind Studies; Random Assignment; Patient Selection; Adult; Middle Age; Aged; Aged, 80 and Over; Male; Female; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Descriptive Statistics; Kruskal-Wallis Test; Chi Square Test; Paired T-Tests; Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test; Confidence Intervals; Scales; Fisher's Exact Test; Correlation Coefficient; China; Funding Source  
  Abstract Background: Angina pectoris (Angina) is a medical condition related to myocardial ischemia. Although acupuncture has been widely accepted as a clinical approach for angina, there is no sufficient evidence of its effectiveness against this syndrome, and its mechanisms have not yet been well elucidated. We develop this protocol to confirm the clinical efficacy of electro-acupuncture on stable angina pectoris by needling on acupoint Neiguan (PC6). Furthermore, we employ high-throughput sequencing technology to investigate the gene expression profiling and determine involvement of histone modifications in the regulation of genes after electro-acupuncture treatment. Methods/Design: A randomized, controlled, double-blinded (assessor and patients) trial will be carried out. Sixty participants will be randomly assigned to two acupuncture treatment groups and one control group in a 1:1:1 ratio. Participants in acupuncture groups will receive 12 sessions of electro-acupuncture treatment across 4 weeks, followed by a 12-week randomization period. The acupuncture groups are divided into Neiguan (PC6) on Pericardium Meridian of Hand-jueyin or a non-acupoint. The primary clinical measure of effect is the frequency of angina attacks between these groups for four weeks after randomization. RNAs are extracted from peripheral neutrophils collected from all participants on day 0, day 30, and week 16, and are processed to RNA-Seq. We then investigate profiles of histone modifications by ChIP-Seq, for H3 Lysine 4 (H3K4me) and acetylation of H3 Lysine 27 (H3K27ac), in the presence or absence of acupuncture treatment. Discussion: This study determines the efficacy and mechanisms of electro-acupuncture on stable angina pectoris. We focus on effectiveness of acupuncture on alleviating symptoms of myocardial ischemia and the gene regulation and the chromatin remodeling marks, including H3K4me1, H3K4me2, and H3K27ac, which could be key factors for regulating gene expressions caused by electro-acupuncture treatment at Neiguan. This is the first genome-wide study of electro-acupuncture treatment in angina patients, and will provide valuable information for future studies in the fields of acupuncture and its underlying mechanisms. Fourteen patients have been recruited since recruitment opened in November of 2012. This study is scheduled to end in November of 2014.  
  Address School of Acupuncture and Tuina, Chengdu University of Traditiona Chinese Medicine, 610075 Chengdu, Sichuan, China  
  Publisher BioMed Central
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  Notes Accession Number: 109830838. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150721. Revision Date: 20150923. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Biomedical; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Instrumentation: Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS); Self-rating Anxiety Scale (SAS). Grant Information: The trial is sponsored and financially supported by (973 Program, No. 2012CB518501) the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.. NLM UID: 101088661. Approved no  
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Author Ntritsou, V.; Mavrommatis, C.; Kostoglou, C.; Dimitriadis, G.; Tziris, N.; Zagka, P.; Vasilakos, D. url  doi
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  Title Effect of perioperative electroacupuncture as an adjunctive therapy on postoperative analgesia with tramadol and ketamine in prostatectomy: a randomised sham-controlled single-blind trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Acupuncture Med  
  Volume 32 Issue 3 Pages 215-222  
  Keywords Prostatectomy, Radical -- Methods; Perioperative Care; Postoperative Pain; Analgesia -- Methods; Combined Modality Therapy; Electroacupuncture -- Methods; Tramadol -- Administration and Dosage; Ketamine -- Administration and Dosage; Outcome Assessment; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Patient Satisfaction; Adverse Drug Event; Double-Blind Studies; Placebos; Descriptive Statistics; Random Assignment; McGill Pain Questionnaire; Questionnaires; State-Trait Anxiety Inventory; Male; Middle Age; Aged; Power Analysis; Chi Square Test; Confidence Intervals; Data Analysis Software; Summated Rating Scaling  
  Abstract Objectives: To study the analgesic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) as perioperative adjunctive therapy added to a systemic analgesic strategy (including tramadol and ketamine) for postoperative pain, opioid-related side effects and patient satisfaction. Methods: In a sham-controlled participant- and observer-blinded trial, 75 patients undergoing radical prostatectomy were randomly assigned to two groups: (1) EA (n=37; tramadol+ketamine +EA) and (2) control (n=38; tramadol+ketamine). EA (100 Hz frequency) was applied at LI4 bilaterally during the closure of the abdominal walls and EA (4 Hz) was applied at ST36 and LI4 bilaterally immediately after extubation. The control group had sham acupuncture without penetration or stimulation. The following outcomes were evaluated: postoperative pain using the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and McGill Scale (SFMPQ), mechanical pain thresholds using algometer application close to the wound, cortisol measurements, rescue analgesia, Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI Y-6 item), patient satisfaction and opioid side effects. Results: Pain scores on the NRS and SFMPQ were significantly lower and electronic pressure algometer measurements were significantly higher in the EA group than in the control group (p<0.001) at all assessments. In the EA group a significant decrease in rescue analgesia was observed at 45 min (p<0.001) and a significant decrease in cortisol levels was also observed (p<0.05). Patients expressed satisfaction with the analgesia, especially in the EA group (p<0.01). Significant delays in the start of bowel movements were observed in the control group at 45 min (p<0.001) and 2 h (p<0.05). Conclusions: Adding EA perioperatively should be considered an option as part of a multimodal analgesic strategy.  
  Address Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital of Thessaloniki “Ahepa”, Thessaloniki, Greece  
  Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
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  Notes Accession Number: 103977176. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140725. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Commentary: Usichenko T. I., Streitberger K. Perioperative acupuncture: why are we not using it? (ACUPUNCTURE MED) Jun2014; 32 (3): 212-214. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Instrumentation: State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) (Spielberger); Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS); McGill Pain Questionnaire; Present Pain Intensity Scale (PPI). NLM UID: 9304117. Approved no  
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Author Shaoqing Wang; Zhaohui Chen; Ping Fu; Li Zang; Li Wang; Xi Zhai; Fang Gao; Aijing Huang; Yao Zhang url  openurl
  Title Use of Auricular Acupressure to Improve the Quality of Life in Diabetic Patients with Chronic Kidney Diseases: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial 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 1-11  
  Keywords Acupuncture, Ear; Quality of Life; Diabetic Patients; Renal Insufficiency, Chronic -- Therapy; Ear; Acupuncture Points; Prospective Studies; Randomized Controlled Trials; Random Assignment; Treatment Outcomes; Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated -- Analysis; Glycemic Control; Glomerular Filtration Rate; China; Academic Medical Centers; Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36); Questionnaires; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 -- Drug Therapy; Renal Insufficiency, Chronic -- Classification; Hemodialysis; Activities of Daily Living; Health Status; Social Behavior; Psychological Well-Being; Analysis of Covariance; Descriptive Statistics; Chi Square Test; P-Value; Confidence Intervals; Acupuncture, Ear -- Adverse Effects; Visual Analog Scaling; Effect Size; Self Report; Scales; Placebo Effect; Human  
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  Address Nephrology Department,The First Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu, Sichuan 610513, China  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 103876515. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150130. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; pictorial; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Biomedical; Europe; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Special Interest: Evidence-Based Practice. Instrumentation: Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36); Kidney Disease and Quality of Life Short-Form (KDQOL-SF). NLM UID: 101215021. Approved no  
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Author Weidong Pan; Mingzhe Wang; Mao Li; Qiudong Wang; Shin Kwak; Wenfei Jiang; Yoshiharu Yamamoto url  doi
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  Title Actigraph Evaluation of Acupuncture for Treating Restless Legs Syndrome Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Altern Med  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-7  
  Keywords Restless Legs -- Therapy; Acupuncture; Human; China; Alternative Therapies; Randomized Controlled Trials; Random Assignment; Single-Blind Studies; Funding Source; Actigraphy; Treatment Outcomes -- Evaluation; Male; Female; Middle Age; Adult; Pretest-Posttest Design; Scales; Statistical Significance; Prospective Studies; Simulations; Analysis of Variance; Repeated Measures; T-Tests; P-Value; Data Analysis Software; Descriptive Statistics  
  Abstract We evaluated the effects of acupuncture in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) by actigraph recordings. Among the 38 patients with RLS enrolled, 31 (M = 12, F = 19; mean age, 47.2 ± 9.7 years old) completed the study. Patients were treated with either standard acupuncture (n = 15) or randomized acupuncture (n = 16) in a single-blind manner for 6 weeks. Changes in nocturnal activity (NA) and early sleep activity (ESA) between week 0 (baseline), week 2, week 4, and week 6 were assessed using leg actigraph recordings, the International Restless Legs Syndrome Rating Scale (IRLSRS), and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Standard but not randomized acupuncture reduced the abnormal leg activity of NA and ESA significantly in week 2, week 4, and week 6 based on the changes in the clinical scores for IRLSRS and ESS in week 4 and week 6 compared with the baseline. No side effects were observed. The results indicate that standard acupuncture might improve the abnormal leg activity in RLS patients and thus is a potentially suitable integrative treatment for long-term use.  
  Address Educational Physiology Laboratory Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 108824623. Language: English. Entry Date: 20170222. Revision Date: 20170222. Publication Type: journal article; pictorial; research; tables/charts; tracings; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Biomedical; Europe; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Instrumentation: Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS); International Restless Legs Syndrome Rating Scale (IRLSRS). Grant Information: This study was sponsored and supported by the NationalNatural Science Foundation of China (81373619) and theShanghai Pujiang Programme of the Science and TechnologyCommission of Shanghai Municipality (09PJ1409300).. NLM UID: 101215021. Approved no  
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Author Wendt, T.; Best, J.; Edwards, M.; Spooner, A.; Rapchuk, I.; O'Connel, L.; McCabe, D.; Rickard, C.; Fraser, J.; Doi, S.; Cooke, M. url  doi
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  Title Acupressure for post-operative nausea and vomiting: A pilot randomised controlled trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Australian Critical Care Abbreviated Journal Aust Crit Care  
  Volume 28 Issue 1 Pages 49-49  
  Keywords Acupressure -- Methods; Postoperative Complications -- Prevention and Control; Nausea and Vomiting -- Prevention and Control; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Surgical Patients; Pilot Studies; Acupuncture Points; Intensive Care Units; Australia; Random Assignment; Surveys; Male; Female; Descriptive Statistics; Heart Surgery  
  Abstract Despite optimal pharmacological interventions, post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is prevalent in patients following surgery. Vomiting is ranked the most undesirable outcome experienced by patients post-operatively. Acupressure has been recommended for the prevention of PONV but evidence to date is limited in the cardiac surgical population. This study aims to assess the feasibility and the efficacy of pericardium channel (PC) 6 acupoint stimulation versus placebo on PONV in cardiac surgical patients. This two-group, randomised, controlled, pilot trial was conducted at a tertiary referral intensive care unit in Brisbane. Twenty-nine patients were randomly assigned to receive the acupressure (bead) or placebo (non-bead) wristband. Wristbands were applied to both wrists post-operatively in the ICU and were removed at 36 h. Incidence of PONV, and need for rescue antiemetics were assessed up to 36 h. A Quality of Recovery (QoR) survey was conducted at day four. Thirteen patients were randomised to the acupressure group (8 males), and 16 patients to the placebo group (13 male). The mean Apfel risk score (predictor of PONV 0 = low risk and 4 = high risk) was two in both groups. The mean anaesthesia and cardiopulmonary bypass times were longer in the acupressure group (287.50min, 102.50min) than the placebo group (255.71 min, 78.86min). Although patient reports of nausea were similar between groups (46%, 50%), only 15% of patients vomited in the acupressure group as opposed to 53% in the placebo group. The use of rescue antiemetic therapy did not differ between groups (75%, 73%). The mean QoR score at day four was the same between groups (74.50,74.31). These interim results indicate that PC 6 acupoint stimulation is associated with less vomiting up to 36 h post cardiac surgery. A larger sample is required to determine the feasibility of conducting a multi-centre study.  
  Address School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia  
  Publisher Elsevier B.V.
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  Notes Accession Number: 107786894. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150603. Revision Date: 20150712. Publication Type: Journal Article; abstract; research; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Australia & New Zealand; Core Nursing; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Nursing; Peer Reviewed. Special Interest: Critical Care. NLM UID: 9207852. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 107786894 Serial 2322  
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Author Yukiko Shiro; Arai, Y.-C.P.; Tatsunori Ikemoto; Takashi Kawai; Masahiko Ikeuchi; Takahiro Ushida url  openurl
  Title Distal Traditional Acupuncture Points of the Large Intestinal Meridian and the Stomach Meridian Differently Affect Heart Rate Variability and Oxygenation of the Trapezius Muscle 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 1-5  
  Keywords Acupuncture Points; Intestine, Large -- Analysis; Stomach -- Analysis; Heart Rate Variability; Trapezius Muscles; Oxygenation; Acupressure; Medicine, Chinese Traditional; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Random Assignment; Female; Hemoglobins; Single-Blind Studies; Adult; Spectroscopy, Near-Infrared; Electrocardiography; Kruskal-Wallis Test; Friedman Test; Biological Markers; Blood Circulation  
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  Address Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, School of Medicine, Aichi Medical University, 21 Karimata, Nagakutecho, Aichigun, Aichi 480-1195, Japan  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 103876481. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150130. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; pictorial; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Biomedical; Europe; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Special Interest: Evidence-Based Practice. NLM UID: 101215021. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103876481 Serial 2398  
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Author Zhaodi Zhang; Changsong Wang; Quanyi Li; Mingyue Zhang; Haifang Zhao; Linlin Dong; Guonian Wang; Yan Jin url  doi
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  Title Electroacupuncture at ST36 accelerates the recovery of gastrointestinal motility after colorectal surgery: a randomised controlled trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Acupuncture Med  
  Volume 32 Issue 3 Pages 223-226  
  Keywords Colorectal Neoplasms -- Surgery; Postoperative Care; Recovery; Gastrointestinal Motility -- Standards; Electroacupuncture -- Methods; Acupuncture Points; Time; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Random Assignment; Descriptive Statistics; Female; Male; Aged; Middle Age; Data Analysis Software; T-Tests; Mann-Whitney U Test; Chi Square Test; Fisher's Exact Test; Funding Source  
  Abstract Objectives: To evaluate whether electroacupuncture (EA) at ST36 can accelerate the recovery of gastrointestinal motility after colorectal surgery. Methods: Forty patients of American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status II and III undergoing elective open resection of malignant colorectal tumours were included in this study. Using a sealed envelope method, the patients were randomly divided into two groups either receiving EA (EA group) or sham EA (SEA group). Data regarding the recovery of bowel function (times to the first bowel sounds, passage of flatus and defaecation) were collected and analysed. Results: In the EA group, the time intervals from surgery to the first bowel movement and passage of flatus were shorter than in the SEA group (13±10 h vs 19±13 h, p<0.05 and 23 ±14 h vs 32±18 h, p<0.05, respectively). There was no significant difference between the groups regarding the time to first defaecation (68±45 h vs 72±53 h, p>0.05). Conclusions: EA at ST36 accelerates the recovery of gastrointestinal motility after colorectal surgery.  
  Address Laboratory of Medical Genetics, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China  
  Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
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  Notes Accession Number: 103977177. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140725. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Grant Information: Financial support for this research was received from Heilong Jiang Postdoctoral Fund (No LBH-Z12212), the Foundation of Heilongjiang Health Committee (No 20120683) and a Fund from the Third Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University (No JJ2 2011-2015).. NLM UID: 9304117. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103977177 Serial 2368  
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