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Author (up) Ye, Q.; Xie, Y.; Shi, J.; Xu, Z.; Ou, A.; Xu, N.
Title Systematic Review on Acupuncture for Treatment of Dysphagia after Stroke Type of Study Systematic Review
Year 2017 Publication Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med
Volume 2017 Issue Pages 1-18
Keywords AcuTrials; Systematic Review; Stroke; Deglutition Disorders; Nervous System Diseases; Swallowing Disorders; Dysphagia; Acupuncture
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture for dysphagia after stroke. METHODS: Seven electronic databases were searched from their inception until 31 September 2016. All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) incorporating acupuncture or acupuncture combined with other interventions for treatment of dysphagia after stroke were enrolled. Then they were extracted and assessed by two independent evaluators. Direct comparisons were conducted in RevMan 5.3.0 software. RESULTS: 6010 patients of 71 papers were included. The pooled analysis of efficacy rate of 58 studies indicated that acupuncture group was superior to the control group with moderate heterogeneity (RR = 1.17, 95% CI: 1.13 1.21, Z = 9.08, and P < 0.00001); meta-analysis of the studies using blind method showed that the efficacy rate of acupuncture group was 3.01 times that of control group with no heterogeneity (RR = 3.01, 95% CI: 1.95 4.65, Z = 4.97, and P < 0.00001). Only 13 studies mentioned the safety evaluation. CONCLUSION: The result showed that the acupuncture group was better than control group in terms of efficacy rate of dysphagia after stroke. And the combining result of those researches using blind method was more strong in proof. Strict evaluation standard and high-quality RCT design are necessary for further exploration.
Address Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Airport Road, Baiyun District, Guangdong, Guangzhou 510006, China
Language English Number of Treatments
Treatment Follow-up Frequency Number of Participants
Time in Treatment Condition Deglutition Disorders
Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score
Notes PMID:28852414; PMCID:PMC5568619 Approved no
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