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Author (up) Dieterle, S.; Ying, G.; Hatzmann, W.; Neuer, A. url  openurl
  Title Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication Fertility and sterility Abbreviated Journal Fertil Steril  
  Volume Issue Pages -  
  Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Ear Seeds; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; In Vitro Fertilization; Infertility, Female; Penetrating Sham; IVF; Non Specific Acupoint Control; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Sham Control; Standard Needling Depth; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fertilization In Vitro  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of luteal-phase acupuncture on the outcome of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). DESIGN: Randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study. SETTING: University IVF center. PATIENT(S): Two hundred twenty-five infertile patients undergoing IVF/ICSI. INTERVENTION(S): In group I, 116 patients received luteal-phase acupuncture according to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. In group II, 109 patients received placebo acupuncture. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Clinical and ongoing pregnancy rates. RESULT(S): In group I, the clinical pregnancy rate and ongoing pregnancy rate (33.6% and 28.4%, respectively) were significantly higher than in group II (15.6% and 13.8%). CONCLUSION(S): Luteal-phase acupuncture has a positive effect on the outcome of IVF/ICSI  
  Address Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Witten/Herdecke, Dortmund, Germany  
  Language Number of Treatments 2  
  Treatment Follow-up 36 Weeks Frequency N/A Number of Participants 225  
  Time in Treatment 1 Week Condition Fertilization In Vitro
  Disease Category Reproductive Techniques, Assisted OCSI Score 70  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 247  
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