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Author (up) Li, L.; Zheng, P.; Chen, X.; Bai, Y.; Mao, M. url  openurl
  Title Clinical Study on Acupuncture and Ischemic Stroke Type of Study RCT
  Year 2009 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 7 Issue Pages 137-139  
  Keywords Stroke; Ischemic Stroke; RCT; Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Unspecified  
  Abstract Objective: To study the clinical efficacy of acupuncture for ischemic stroke and its effect on ET-1 levels in IS cases. Method: The 63 cases were randomized into a treatment group (31 cases), receiving acupuncture and routine method, and control group (32 cases), receiving routine method alone. Seven days constitute a course of treatment, a 2-day interval between two courses. The clinical efficacy and ET-1 level in two groups were compared after four weeks. Result: The total effective rate in the treatment group and control group were 96.8% and 75% respectively, with a statistical significance (P.<0.05); the ET-1 level in blood plasma also with a statistical significance after the treatment (P<0.05); the pre-treatment and post-treatment ET-1 level in the treatment group showed a statistical significance (P<0.01), whereas the control group didn't. Conclusion: Acupuncture is effective for ischemic stroke and can lower the ET-1 level in ischemic stroke cases.  
  Address Chengdu No 1 People's Hospital, Sichuan 610041, P. R. China  
  Language Number of Treatments 25  
  Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 63  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Stroke
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 2/19/2015; Availability: --In File-- Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1747  
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