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Author Al Rashoud, A.S.; Abboud, R.J.; Wang, W.; Wigderowitz, C. url  doi
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  Title Efficacy of low-level laser therapy applied at acupuncture points in knee osteoarthritis: a randomised double-blind comparative trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Physiotherapy Abbreviated Journal Physiotherapy  
  Volume 100 Issue 3 Pages 242-248  
  Keywords Osteoarthritis, Knee -- Therapy; Laser Therapy -- Methods; Acupuncture Points; Combined Modality Therapy; Clinical Assessment Tools; Visual Analog Scaling; Scales; Treatment Outcomes; Disability Evaluation; Randomized Controlled Trials; Double-Blind Studies; Placebos; Descriptive Statistics; Confidence Intervals; Mann-Whitney U Test; Human  
  Abstract Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) applied to acupuncture points on the knee joint in combination with exercise and advice in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Design: Randomised, double-blind, comparative clinical trial. Participants: Forty-nine patients with knee osteoarthritis were assigned at random into two groups: active laser group (n = 26) and placebo laser group (n = 23). Intervention: Using a gallium aluminium arsenide laser device, patients received either active or placebo LLLT at five acupuncture points on the affected knee during nine sessions. Outcome measures: Patients were assessed using a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Saudi Knee Function Scale (SKFS) at baseline, the fifth treatment session, the last treatment session, 6 weeks post intervention and 6 months post intervention. Results: VAS scores showed a significant improvement in the active laser group compared with the placebo laser group at 6 weeks post intervention [mean difference -1.3, 95% confidence interval (CI) of the difference -2.4 to -0.3; P = 0.014] and 6 months post intervention (mean difference -1.8, 95% CI of the difference -3.0 to -0.7; P = 0.003) using the independent samples test. SKFS scores also showed a significant improvement in the active laser group compared with the placebo laser group at the last treatment session (median difference -15, 95% CI of the difference -27 to -2; P = 0.035) and 6 months post intervention (median difference -21, 95% CI of the difference -34 to -7; P = 0.006) using the Mann-Whitney U test. Conclusions: The results demonstrate that short-term application of LLLT to specific acupuncture points in association with exercise and advice is effective in reducing pain and improving quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis.  
  Address Institute of Motion Analysis and Research, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK  
  Publisher Elsevier B.V.
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  Notes Accession Number: 109837763. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150913. Revision Date: 20150923. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Allied Health; Blind Peer Reviewed; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Special Interest: Physical Therapy. Instrumentation: Saudi Knee Function Scale (SKFS). NLM UID: 0401223. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 109837763 Serial 2367  
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Author Cotchett, M.P.; Munteanu, S.E.; Landorf, K.B. url  doi
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  Title Effectiveness of Trigger Point Dry Needling for Plantar Heel Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Physical Therapy Abbreviated Journal Phys Ther  
  Volume 94 Issue 8 Pages 1083-1094  
  Keywords Trigger Point; Heel Pain -- Therapy; Acupuncture -- Methods; Needles -- Utilization; Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36); Pain Measurement; Visual Analog Scaling; Scales; Treatment Outcomes; Clinical Assessment Tools; Questionnaires; Psychological Tests; Outcome Assessment; Quality of Life; Randomized Controlled Trials; Single-Blind Studies; Placebos; Confidence Intervals; Summated Rating Scaling; Data Analysis Software; P-Value; Analysis of Covariance; T-Tests; Sample Size; Adult; Female; Male; Human; Funding Source  
  Abstract Background. Plantar heel pain can be managed with dry needling of myofascial trigger points; however, there is only poor-quality evidence supporting its use. Objective. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of dry needling for plantar heel pain. Design. The study was a parallel-group, participant-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Setting. The study was conducted in a university health sciences clinic. Patients. Study participants were 84 patients with plantar heel pain of at least 1 month’s duration. Intervention. Participants were randomly assigned to receive real or sham trigger point dry needling. The intervention consisted of 1 treatment per week for 6 weeks. Participants were followed for 12 weeks. Measurements . Primary outcome measures included first-step pain, as measured with a visual analog scale (VAS), and foot pain, as measured with the pain subscale of the Foot Health Status Questionnaire (FHSQ). The primary end point for predicting the effectiveness of dry needling for plantar heel pain was 6 weeks. Results. At the primary end point, significant effects favored real dry needling over sham dry needling for pain (adjusted mean difference: VAS first-step pain= -14.4 mm, 95% confidence interval [95% CI] = -23.5 to -5.2; FHSQ foot pain= 10.0 points, 95% CI=1.0 to 19-1), although the between-group difference was lower than the minimal important difference. The number needed to treat at 6 weeks was 4 (95% CI=2 to 12). The frequency of minor transitory adverse events was significantly greater in the real dry needling group (70 real dry needling appointments [32%] compared with only 1 sham dry needling appointment [<1%]). Limitations. It was not possible to blind the therapist. Conclusion. Dry needling provided statistically significant reductions in plantar heel pain, but the magnitude of this effect should be considered against the frequency of minor transitory adverse events.  
  Address Department of Podiatry and Lower Extremity and Gait Studies Program, La Trobe University  
  Publisher Oxford University Press / USA
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  Notes Accession Number: 107870439. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140807. Revision Date: 20150820. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Allied Health; Peer Reviewed; USA. Special Interest: Physical Therapy. Instrumentation: Foot Health Status Questionnaire (FHSQ); Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) Version 2; Credibility/Expectancy Questionnaire (CEQ); Physical Activity Recall (PAR) questionnaire. Grant Information: This study was fun ded by the Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation (APERF).. NLM UID: 0022623. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 107870439 Serial 2366  
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Author Gang Wang; Qian Gao; Jingshan Hou; Jun Li url  openurl
  Title Effects of Temperature on Chronic Trapezius Myofascial Pain Syndrome during Dry Needling Therapy 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 1-9  
  Keywords Acupuncture; Myofascial Pain Syndromes -- Therapy; Trapezius Muscles -- Pathology; Heat; Treatment Outcomes; Human; China; Randomized Controlled Trials; Visual Analog Scaling; Pain Threshold; Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36); Questionnaires; Male; Female; Young Adult; Adult; Middle Age; Aged; Needles; Descriptive Statistics; Data Analysis Software; Chi Square Test; Funding Source  
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  Address Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,The Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 103876723. 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). Grant Information: National Natural Science Foundation Fund of China for study on quantitative evaluation system of myofascial tension band; Wu JiePing Medical Foundation (320.6750.1234).. NLM UID: 101215021. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103876723 Serial 2401  
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Author Garrow, A.P.; Mei Xing; Vere, J.; Verrall, B.; LiFen Wang; Jude, E.B. url  doi
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  Title Role of acupuncture in the management of diabetic painful neuropathy (DPN): a pilot RCT Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Acupuncture Med  
  Volume 32 Issue 3 Pages 242-249  
  Keywords Diabetic Neuropathies -- Therapy; Acupuncture Analgesia -- Methods; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Descriptive Statistics; Acupuncture Points; Scales; Pilot Studies; Visual Analog Scaling; Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36); Effect Size; Placebos; Adolescence; Young Adult; Adult; Middle Age; Aged; Aged, 80 and Over; Chi Square Test; Confidence Intervals; Female; Male; Funding Source  
  Abstract Aims: To examine the role of acupuncture in the treatment of diabetic painful neuropathy (DPN) using a single-blind, placebo-controlled RCT and to collect data that would be required in a future definitive study of the efficacy of acupuncture in DPN. Methods: 45 patients were allocated to receive a 10-week course either of real (53%) or sham (47%) acupuncture. Five standardised acupuncture points on the lower limb of each leg were used in the study: LR3, KI3, SP6, SP10 and ST36. Outcome measures included the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANSS) scale, lower limb pain (Visual Analogue Scale, VAS); Sleep Problem Scale (SPS); Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP); 36-item Short Form 36 Health Survey and resting blood pressure (BP). Results: Over the 10-week treatment period, small improvements were seen in VAS ?15 (?26 to ?3.5), MYMOP ?0.89 (?1.4 to ?0.3), SPS ?2.5 (?4.2 to ?0.82) and resting diastolic BP ?5.2 (?10.4 to ?0.14) in the true acupuncture group. In contrast, there was little change in those receiving sham acupuncture. A moderate treatment effect in favour of active acupuncture was detected in MYMOP scores ?0.66 (?0.96 to ?0.35) but nonsignificant effect sizes in LANSS Pain Scale ?0.37 (?2.2 to 1.4), resting diastolic BP ?0.50 (?3.0 to 1.99) and the SPS ?0.51 (?2.2 to 1.16). Conclusions We have demonstrated the practicality and feasibility of acupuncture as an additional treatment for people with DPN. The treatment was well tolerated with no appreciable side effects. Larger randomised trials are needed to confirm the clinical and cost-effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of DPN.  
  Address Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Diabetes Centre, Tameside General Hospital, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, UK; School of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK  
  Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
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  Notes Accession Number: 103977178. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140725. 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. Instrumentation: Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36); Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP); Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANSS) Pain Scale (Bennett); Sleep Problem Scale (SPS)(Jenkins et al). Grant Information: funded by This study received funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme (grant reference number PBPG-0706-10595).. NLM UID: 9304117. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103977178 Serial 2372  
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Author Hyun-jong Lee; Jung-chul Seo; Sung-hoon Park; Min-ah Kwak; Im hee Shin; Bo-mi Min; Min-su Cho; Woon-seok Roh; Jin-yong Jung url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture in Patients with a Vertebral Compression Fracture: A Protocol for a Randomized, Controlled, Pilot Clinical Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Journal of Pharmacopuncture Abbreviated Journal J Pharmacopuncture  
  Volume 18 Issue 1 Pages 79-85  
  Keywords Acupuncture; Fractures, Vertebral Compression; Steroids -- Administration and Dosage; Injections, Epidural; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Protocols; Pilot Studies; McGill Pain Questionnaire; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Visual Analog Scaling; Questionnaires; Data Analysis Software; Funding Source  
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  Address Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University, Daegu, Korea  
  Publisher Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute
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  Notes Accession Number: 103790494. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150421. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Asia. Instrumentation: McGill Pain Questionnaire. Grant Information: This study was supported by a grant from the Ministry of Health & Welfare, Korea, 2013.. NLM UID: 101572812. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103790494 Serial 2324  
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Author Liu, C.-Z.; Xie, J.-P.; Wang, L.-P.; Liu, Y.-Q.; Song, J.-S.; Chen, Y.-Y.; Shi, G.-X.; Zhou, W.; Gao, S.-Z.; Li, S.-L.; Xing, J.-M.; Ma, L.-X.; Wang, Y.-X.; Zhu, J.; Liu, J.-P. url  doi
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  Title A Randomized Controlled Trial of Single Point Acupuncture in Primary Dysmenorrhea Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Pain Medicine Abbreviated Journal Pain Med  
  Volume 15 Issue 6 Pages 910-920  
  Keywords Dysmenorrhea -- Therapy; Acupuncture -- Evaluation; Treatment Outcomes; Randomized Controlled Trials; Multicenter Studies; China; Academic Medical Centers; Adolescence; Adult; Descriptive Statistics; Visual Analog Scaling; Human; Female; One-Way Analysis of Variance; Repeated Measures; Post Hoc Analysis; Models, Statistical; Chi Square Test; Confidence Intervals; Data Analysis Software; Funding Source  
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  Address Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Dongzhimen Hospital affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine  
  Publisher Oxford University Press / USA
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  Notes Accession Number: 103966751. Language: English. Entry Date: 20140629. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Biomedical; Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA. Special Interest: Pain and Pain Management. Grant Information: The study was funded by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, reference number: 2012CB518506).. NLM UID: 100894201. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103966751 Serial 2349  
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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  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103876515 Serial 2405  
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Author Shuming Li; Tong Shen; Yongshan Liang; Ying Zhang; Bo Bai url  openurl
  Title Miniscalpel-Needle versus Steroid Injection for Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial with a 12-Month Follow-Up 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 1-7  
  Keywords Plantar Fasciitis -- Therapy; Acupuncture -- Methods; Needles; Randomized Controlled Trials; China; Human; Injections; Treatment Outcomes; Steroids; Acupuncture -- Equipment and Supplies; Descriptive Statistics; T-Tests; Chi Square Test; One-Way Analysis of Variance; Data Analysis Software; Male; Female; Middle Age; Adult; Aged; Visual Analog Scaling  
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  Address Department of Orthopaedics Medicine,The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, No. 151, Yanjiang West Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510120, China  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 103876402. 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; Pain and Pain Management. NLM UID: 101215021. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103876402 Serial 2402  
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Author Thabit, M.N.; Fouad, N.; Shahat, B.; Youssif, M. url  doi
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  Title Combined Central and Peripheral Stimulation for Treatment of Chronic Tinnitus: A Randomized Pilot Study Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair Abbreviated Journal Neurorehabil Neural Repair  
  Volume 29 Issue 3 Pages 224-233  
  Keywords Tinnitus -- Therapy; Chronic Disease; Central Nervous System; Peripheral Nervous System; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Pilot Studies; Magnet Therapy; Laser Therapy; Acupuncture; Repeated Measures; Analysis of Variance; Visual Analog Scaling; Questionnaires; T-Tests; Post Hoc Analysis; Adult; Middle Age; Descriptive Statistics; Male; Female; Kruskal-Wallis Test; One-Way Analysis of Variance; Data Analysis Software; Paired T-Tests  
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  Address Sohag General Hospital, Sohag, Egypt  
  Publisher Sage Publications Inc.
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  Notes Accession Number: 103752131. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150205. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; tables/charts; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Allied Health; Biomedical; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA. Special Interest: Physical Therapy. Instrumentation: Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI). NLM UID: 100892086. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103752131 Serial 2326  
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