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Author (up) Bai, Z.-H.; Zhang, Z.-X.; Li, C.-R.; Wang, M.; Kim, M.-J.; Guo, H.; Wang, C.-Y.; Xiao, T.-W.; Chi, Y.; Ren, L.; Gu, Z.-Y.; Xu, R. url  doi
  Title Eye Acupuncture Treatment for Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Type of Study Systematic Review
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 871327  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Systematic Review; Stroke; Acupuncture; Eye Acupuncture; Eye Acupuncture Therapy; TCM  
  Abstract There were applications of eye acupuncture for stroke patients. Unfortunately, similar to many other Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments, it lacks comprehensive evaluation and system review for its effect and safety. Objective. This study is a systematic review to appraise the safety and effectiveness of eye acupuncture for stroke. Methods. “Eye acupuncture therapy” in eleven databases was searched by randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials. The search activity was ended in April 2014. The data were extracted and assessed by three independent authors. Rev Man 5.0 software was used for data analysis with effect estimate presented as relative risk (RR) and mean difference (MD) with a 95% confidence interval. Results. Sixteen trials (1120 patients) were involved with generally poor methodological quality. The study indicated that when eye acupuncture was combined with western medicine compared to western medicine, there was a significant difference in the areas of mental state, swallow function, and NDS. When eye acupuncture was combined with western medicine and rehabilitation compared to western medicine and rehabilitation, there was significant difference in the changes of SSS, FMA, and constipation symptoms evaluation. No adverse events or side effects have been reported. Conclusions. The current evidence is insufficient and the rigorously designed trials are warranted.  
  Address Benxi City Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Benxi 117022, China  
  Language English Number of Treatments  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency Stroke Number of Participants  
  Time in Treatment Condition
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:26161127; PMCID:PMC4486759 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1955  
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