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Author Chang, S.-C.; Hsu, C.-H.; Hsu, C.-K.; Yang, S.S.-D.; Chang, S.-J. url  doi
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  Title The efficacy of acupuncture in managing patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A systemic review and meta-analysis Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Neurourology and Urodynamics Abbreviated Journal Neurourol Urodyn  
  Volume 36 Issue 2 Pages 474-481  
  Keywords acupuncture; chronic pelvic pain syndrome; chronic prostatitis; meta-analysis; prostate pain syndrome; review  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to systemically review published randomized control trials that compared the efficacy of acupuncture with sham acupuncture or standard medical treatment as management for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). METHODS: A systemic search of the PubMED(R), Embase, Airiti Library, and China Journal Net was done for all randomized controlled trials that compared the efficacy of acupuncture with sham acupuncture, alpha-blockers, antibiotics, or anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with CP/CPPS. Two investigators conducted the literature search, quality assessment, and data extraction. The data were then analyzed using the Cochrane Collaboration Review Manager (RevMan(R), version 5.3). The study endpoints were response rate, the National Institute of Health-Chronic Prostatitis Index (NIH-CPSI), and the International Prostate symptom score (IPSS) reduction. RESULTS: Three and four randomized controlled trials compared acupuncture with sham acupuncture (n = 101 vs. 103) and medical treatment (n = 156 vs. 138), respectively. The results revealed that acupuncture was superior to sham acupuncture as regards response rate (OR: 5.15, 95%CI: 2.72-9.75; P < 0.01), NIH-CPSI (WMD: -6.09, 95%CI: -7.85 to -4.33), and IPSS (WMD: -2.44, 95%CI: -4.86 to -0.03; P = 0.05) reductions, therefore, excluding the placebo effect. Compared to standard medical treatments, acupuncture had a significantly higher response rate (OR: 3.57, 95%CI: 1.78-7.15; P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture has promising efficacy for patients with CP/CPPS. Compared to standard medical treatment, it has better efficacy. Thus, it may also serve as a standard treatment option when available. Neurourol. Urodynam. 36:474-481, 2017. (c) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.  
  Address Division of Urology, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, School of Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, New Taipei City, Hualien, Taiwan  
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Author MacPherson, H.; Vertosick, E.A.; Foster, N.E.; Lewith, G.; Linde, K.; Sherman, K.J.; Witt, C.M.; Vickers, A.J. url  doi
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  Title The persistence of the effects of acupuncture after a course of treatment: a meta-analysis of patients with chronic pain Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Pain Abbreviated Journal Pain  
  Volume 158 Issue 5 Pages 784-793  
  Keywords Acupuncture Therapy/*methods; Animals; Chronic Pain/*therapy; Humans  
  Abstract There is uncertainty regarding how long the effects of acupuncture treatment persist after a course of treatment. We aimed to determine the trajectory of pain scores over time after acupuncture, using a large individual patient data set from high-quality randomized trials of acupuncture for chronic pain. The available individual patient data set included 29 trials and 17,922 patients. The chronic pain conditions included musculoskeletal pain (low back, neck, and shoulder), osteoarthritis of the knee, and headache/migraine. We used meta-analytic techniques to determine the trajectory of posttreatment pain scores. Data on longer term follow-up were available for 20 trials, including 6376 patients. In trials comparing acupuncture to no acupuncture control (wait-list, usual care, etc), effect sizes diminished by a nonsignificant 0.011 SD per 3 months (95% confidence interval: -0.014 to 0.037, P = 0.4) after treatment ended. The central estimate suggests that approximately 90% of the benefit of acupuncture relative to controls would be sustained at 12 months. For trials comparing acupuncture to sham, we observed a reduction in effect size of 0.025 SD per 3 months (95% confidence interval: 0.000-0.050, P = 0.050), suggesting approximately a 50% diminution at 12 months. The effects of a course of acupuncture treatment for patients with chronic pain do not seem to decrease importantly over 12 months. Patients can generally be reassured that treatment effects persist. Studies of the cost-effectiveness of acupuncture should take our findings into account when considering the time horizon of acupuncture effects. Further research should measure longer term outcomes of acupuncture.  
  Address aDepartment of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom bDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA cResearch Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom dDepartment of Primary Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom eInstitute of General Practice, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munchen, Germany fGroup Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA gInstitute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland hInstitute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite-Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany iCenter for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA  
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Author Murakami, M.; Fox, L.; Dijkers, M.P. url  doi
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  Title Ear Acupuncture for Immediate Pain Relief-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Pain Medicine (Malden, Mass.) Abbreviated Journal Pain Med  
  Volume 18 Issue 3 Pages 551-564  
  Keywords Acupuncture; Acute Pain; Alternative Medicine; Alternative Therapies; Analgesic; Pain Management; Pain Medicine; Postoperative Pain  
  Abstract Objective.: To systematically review the literature on the effectiveness of ear acupuncture (EA) for immediate pain relief. Data sources.: AMED, CINAHL, Cochrane Reviews, Embase, PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus Web of Science, from inception through March 2015. Study selection.: English publications, randomized controlled trials on human subjects involving EA as a treatment for pain, with outcomes recorded within 48 hours. Data extraction and design.: Two authors independently assessed trial eligibility, quality, results, and side effects, and extracted data; a third author checked final data. Effect size (d), mean difference (MD), and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated. The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scoring system was used to assess study quality. Meta-analysis was performed for two primary outcomes measures-pain intensity score and analgesic requirements. Results.: Ten studies met inclusion criteria. Quality per PEDro scores: four excellent, four good, two fair. Based on their primary outcome measures, six studies showed EA being superior to its comparator, three showed no difference to comparators (which in all cases were analgesics), and one study showed significant pain decrease at the first time point and no significant decrease at the second. Meta-analysis was completed for the three studies that evaluated pain intensity as a primary outcome measure, and EA was superior to comparator (MD = -0.96, 95% CI = -1.82- -0.11), but the MD was small. Meta-analysis was completed for the six studies that evaluated analgesic requirements, and EA was superior (MD = -1.08, 95% CI = -1.78- -0.38]), again with a small MD. Six studies reported side effects; all were minor and transient. Conclusions.: Ear acupuncture may be a promising modality to be used for pain reduction within 48 hours, with a low side effect profile. Rigorous research is needed to establish definitive evidence of a clinically significant difference from controls or from other pain treatments.  
  Address Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY, NY USA  
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Author Salazar, A.P. de S.; Stein, C.; Marchese, R.R.; Plentz, R.D.M.; Pagnussat, A.D.S. url  openurl
  Title Electric Stimulation for Pain Relief in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Pain Physician Abbreviated Journal Pain Physician  
  Volume 20 Issue 2 Pages 15-25  
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  Abstract BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome whose primary symptoms include chronic widespread muscle pain and fatigue. The treatment of patients with FM aims to provide symptomatic relief and improvement in physical capacities to perform daily tasks and quality of life. Invasive or non-invasive electric stimulation (ES) is used for pain relief in patients with FM. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to assess the effects of treatment with ES, combined or not combined with other types of therapy, for pain relief in patients with FM. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Electronic search was conducted on databases (from the inception to April 2016): MEDLINE (accessed by PubMed), EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Cochrane CENTRAL), and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro). METHODS: Two independent reviewers assessed the eligibility of studies based on the inclusion criteria: randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of ES combined or not with other types of treatment for pain relief in patients with FM (according to the American College of Rheumatology), regardless of the ES dosages. The primary outcome was pain, assessed by the visual analogue scale (VAS). The secondary outcomes extracted were quality of life, assessed by short form-36 health survey (SF- 36), and fatigue, assessed by VAS. RESULTS: Nine studies were included, with 301 patients. The meta-analysis for pain showed positive effect of ES treatment versus control [-1.24 (95% CI: -2.39 to -0.08; I(2): 87%, P = 0.04) n = 8 RCTs]. The sensitivity analysis for pain showed significant results for invasive ES, combined or not with other types of therapy [-0.94 (95% CI, -1.50 to -0.38; I(2) 0%, P = 0.001) n = 3 RCTs]. No significant improvement was found regarding quality of life [-3.48 (95% CI: -12.58 to 5.62; I(2): 0%, P = 0.45), n = 2 RCTs] or fatigue [-0.57 (95% CI, -1.25 to 0.11; I(2) 34%, P = 0.100; n = 4 RCTs]. LIMITATIONS: This systematic review included a small number of studies and reduced number of participants in each study. Furthermore, most of the studies showed some biases and lack of methodological quality. CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis indicates that there is low-quality evidence for the effectiveness of ES for pain relief in patients with FM. However, moderate-quality evidence for the effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA), combined or not combined with other types of treatment, was found for pain relief. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION: PROSPERO under the identification CRD42015025323Key words: Electric stimulation, electroacupuncture, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, pain, fibromyalgia, review, physical therapy, rehabilitation.  
  Address 1Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ciencias da Reabilitacao, Universidade Federal de Ciencias da Saude de Porto Alegre, Brazil; Bolsista de Desenvolvimento Tecnico e Industrial da Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Movement Analysis and Neurological Rehabilitation Laboratory, Universidade Federal de Ciencias da Saude de Porto Alegre, Brazil; Departamento de Fisioterapia, Universidade Federal de Ciencias da Saude de Porto Alegre, Brazil  
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Author Zhang, W.; Ma, L.; Bauer, B.A.; Liu, Z.; Lu, Y. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture for benign prostatic hyperplasia: A systematic review and meta-analysis Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication PloS one Abbreviated Journal PLoS One  
  Volume 12 Issue 4 Pages e0174586  
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  Abstract PURPOSE: This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to assess the therapeutic and adverse effects of acupuncture for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Chinese Biomedical Database, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure, the VIP Database and the Wanfang Database. Parallel-group RCTs of acupuncture for men with symptomatic BPH were included. Data from the included trials were extracted by two independent reviewers and were analyzed with The Cochrane Collaboration Review Manager software (RevMan 5.3.5) after risk of bias judgments. The primary outcome measure of this review was a change in urological symptoms. RESULTS: Eight RCTs, which involved 661 men with BPH, were included. Follow-up varied from 4 weeks to 18 months. Pooling of the data from three trials that compared acupuncture with sham-acupuncture revealed that in the short term (4-6 weeks), acupuncture can significantly improve IPSS (MD -1.90, 95% CI -3.58 to -0.21). A sensitivity analysis of the short-term endpoint showed the same result (MD -3.01, 95% CI -5.19 to -0.84) with a borderline minimal clinical important difference (MCID). Qmax of the short-term endpoint indicated statistically positive beneficial effects of acupuncture (MD -1.78, 95%CI -3.43, -0.14). A meta-analysis after medium-term follow-up (12-18 weeks) indicated no significant effect on IPSS when the data from two trials were combined (MD -2.04, 95% CI -4.19, 0.10). CONCLUSION: Statistically significant changes were observed in favor of acupuncture in moderate to severe BPH with respect to short-term follow-up endpoints. The clinical significance of these changes needs to be tested by further studies with rigorous designs and longer follow-up times. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: PROSPERO CRD42014013645.  
  Address Department of Acupuncture, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China  
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Author Salehi, A.; Marzban, M.; Zadeh, A.R. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture for treating hot flashes in breast cancer patients: an updated meta-analysis Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Abbreviated Journal Support Care Cancer  
  Volume 24 Issue 12 Pages 4895-4899  
  Keywords Acupuncture; Breast cancer; Hot flash; Systematic review and meta-analysis  
  Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for treatment of hot flash in women with breast cancer. METHODS: The aspects considered in this study included searching for 12 data bases until April 2015 and consulting reference lists of reviews and related articles. Additional features studied comprised all articles on human patients with breast cancer treated with needle acupuncture with or without electrical stimulation for the treatment of hot flashes. The methodological quality was assessed using the modified Jadad score. RESULT: The searches identified 12 relevant articles for inclusion. The meta-analysis without any subgroup or moderator failed to show favorable effects of acupuncture on reducing the frequency of hot flashes after intervention (n = 680, SMD = – 0.478, 95 % CI -0.397 to 0.241, P = 0.632) but exhibited marked heterogeneity of the results (Q value = 83.200, P = 0.000, I^2 = 83.17, tau^2 = 0.310). CONCLUSION: The meta-analysis used had contradictory results and yielded no convincing evidence to suggest that acupuncture was an effective treatment of hot flash in patients with breast cancer. Multi-central studies including large sample size are required to investigate the efficiency of acupuncture for treating hot flash in patients with breast cancer.  
  Address Colorectal Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR, Iran  
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Author Torkzahrani, S.; Mahmoudikohani, F.; Saatchi, K.; Sefidkar, R.; Banaei, M. url  doi
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  Title The effect of acupressure on the initiation of labor: A randomized controlled trial Type of Study
  Year 2017 Publication Women and Birth : Journal of the Australian College of Midwives Abbreviated Journal Women Birth  
  Volume 30 Issue 1 Pages 46-50  
  Keywords Acupressure/*methods; Adult; Female; Humans; Labor, Induced/*methods; Labor, Obstetric; *Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care); Parity; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Outcome; Uterine Contraction/*physiology; *Acupressure; *Initiation of labor; *Labor; *Sham acupressure; *Term pregnancy  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Induction of labor is a common obstetric procedure. Acupressure is a natural method that is used for inducing uterine contractions. Nevertheless, few studies have examined the impact of acupressure on the induction of labor. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupressure on the initiation of labor. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 162 nulliparous pregnant women were admitted to the hospital. They were categorized into 3 groups; acupressure, sham acupressure and control. Acupressure points SP6, BL 60 and BL 32 were pressured bilaterally. The intervention was done by the researcher every other day between 9 am and 11 am. The intervention was carried out on women in the afternoon and the following day. Subjects were examined to determine the initiation of labor symptoms48 and 96h after the start of intervention and at the time of hospitalization. Data were analyzed using the ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis and Chi-square tests (p<0.05). RESULTS: There was no significant difference among the groups for spontaneous initiation of labor within 48h (P=0.464), and 49-96h after beginning the intervention (P=0.111) and 97h after beginning the intervention to the time of hospitalization for the spontaneous initiation of labor (P=0.897). There were no significant differences in the secondary outcomes between the groups. CONCLUSION: According to the finding of this study, it seems that acupressure treatment was not effective in initiating labor as compared with the sham acupressure and the routine care groups.  
  Address Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran  
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Author Yin, X.; Xu, J.; Dong, B.; Ma, J.; Chen, Z.; Yin, P.; Wu, J.; Zhu, B.; Cao, Y.; Zheng, H.; Lao, L.; Xu, S. url  openurl
  Title Efficacy and Safety of Electroacupuncture on Treating Depression Related Sleep Disorders: Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-7  
  Keywords INSOMNIA -- Treatment; SLEEP disorders -- Treatment; MENTAL depression; Electroacupuncture; HAMILTON Depression Inventory; RESEARCH -- Methodology; PATIENTS -- Safety measures; SELF-report inventories; RANDOMIZED controlled trials  
  Abstract Copyright of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is the property of Hindawi Publishing Corporation and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)  
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  Notes Accession Number: 120459154; Source Information: 12/29/2016, p1; Subject Term: INSOMNIA -- Treatment; Subject Term: SLEEP disorders -- Treatment; Subject Term: MENTAL depression; Subject Term: ELECTROACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: HAMILTON Depression Inventory; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Methodology; Subject Term: PATIENTS -- Safety measures; Subject Term: SELF-report inventories; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 7p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 2 Charts; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Xing Liu; Shuqin Li; Baoguo Wang; Lixin An; Xiujun Ren; Haifeng Wu url  openurl
  Title Intraoperative and postoperative anaesthetic and analgesic effect of multipoint transcutaneous electrical acupuncture stimulation combined with sufentanil anaesthesia in patients undergoing supratentorial craniotomy Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Acupuncture in Medicine  
  Volume 33 Issue 4 Pages 270-276  
  Keywords PROPOFOL -- Therapeutic use; CHI-squared test; COMBINED modality therapy; Electroacupuncture; FISHER exact test; INTRAOPERATIVE care; POSTOPERATIVE care; RESEARCH -- Finance; SAMPLING (Statistics); SUPRATENTORIAL brain tumors; SURGICAL complications; T-test (Statistics); TRANSCUTANEOUS electrical nerve stimulation; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; VISUAL analog scale; SUFENTANIL (Drug); DATA analysis -- Software; DESCRIPTIVE statistics; China  
  Abstract Copyright of Acupuncture in Medicine is the property of BMJ Publishing Group and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)  
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  Notes Accession Number: 109111931; Source Information: Aug2015, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p270; Subject Term: PROPOFOL -- Therapeutic use; Subject Term: CHI-squared test; Subject Term: COMBINED modality therapy; Subject Term: ELECTROACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: FISHER exact test; Subject Term: INTRAOPERATIVE care; Subject Term: POSTOPERATIVE care; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SAMPLING (Statistics); Subject Term: SUPRATENTORIAL brain tumors; Subject Term: SURGICAL complications; Subject Term: T-test (Statistics); Subject Term: TRANSCUTANEOUS electrical nerve stimulation; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: VISUAL analog scale; Subject Term: SUFENTANIL (Drug); Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: CHINA; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 7p; ; Illustrations: 3 Charts, 2 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Jimin Park; Hyun Soo Kim; Seung Min Lee; Kanghyun Yoon; Woo-shik Kim; Jong Shin Woo; Sanghoon Lee; Jin-Bae Kim; Weon Kim url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture Antiarrhythmic Effects on Drug Refractory Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Study Protocol for a Randomized, Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Altern Med  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-6  
  Keywords Acupuncture -- Methods; Atrial Fibrillation -- Prevention and Control; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Prospective Studies; Random Assignment; Atrial Fibrillation -- Drug Therapy; Antiarrhythmia Agents -- Therapeutic Use; Echocardiography, Transesophageal; Multicenter Studies; South Korea; Risk Assessment; Electrocardiography; Sample Size; Descriptive Statistics; T-Tests; Mann-Whitney U Test; Chi Square Test; Fisher's Exact Test; Kaplan-Meier Estimator; Cox Proportional Hazards Model; Regression; Data Analysis Software; Clinical Assessment Tools; Funding Source  
  Abstract Background. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of arrhythmia. Several trials have suggested that acupuncture may prevent AF. However, the efficacy of acupuncture for AF prevention has not been well investigated. Therefore, we designed a prospective, two-parallel-armed, participant and assessor blinded, randomized, sham-controlled clinical trial to investigate acupuncture in persistent AF (ACU-AF). Methods. A total of 80 participants will be randomly assigned to active acupuncture or sham acupuncture groups in a 1 : 1 ratio. Both groups will take the same antiarrhythmic medication during the study period. Patients will receive 10 sessions of acupuncture treatment once a week for 10 weeks. The primary endpoint is AF recurrence rate. Secondary endpoints are left atrium (LA) and left atrial appendage (LAA) changes in function and volume, and inflammatory biomarker changes. Ethics. This study protocol was approved by the institutional review boards (IRBs) of Kyung Hee University Hospital (number 1335-04). This trial is registered with clinicaltrials.gov NCT02110537.  
  Address Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea  
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  Notes Accession Number: 108824781. Language: English. Entry Date: 20170222. Revision Date: 20170222. 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. Grant Information: This study is supported by grants from the Korean Government(Ministry of Health) (no. HI13C0580).. NLM UID: 101215021. Approved no  
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Author Zhang, F.; Yu, X.; Xiao, H. url  openurl
  Title Cardioprotection of Electroacupuncture for Enhanced Recovery after Surgery on Patients Undergoing Heart Valve Replacement with Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Randomized Control Clinical Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-10  
  Keywords HEART valves -- Surgery; CONVALESCENCE -- Evaluation; ACUPUNCTURE points; CARDIOPULMONARY bypass; Electroacupuncture; CARDIAC surgery; REIMPLANTATION (Surgery); RANDOMIZED controlled trials  
  Abstract Copyright of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is the property of Hindawi Publishing Corporation and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)  
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  Notes Accession Number: 121302083; Source Information: 2/16/2017, p1; Subject Term: HEART valves -- Surgery; Subject Term: CONVALESCENCE -- Evaluation; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE points; Subject Term: CARDIOPULMONARY bypass; Subject Term: ELECTROACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: CARDIAC surgery; Subject Term: REIMPLANTATION (Surgery); Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 10p; ; Illustrations: 2 Diagrams, 4 Charts, 3 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Hu, C.; Zhang, H.; Wu, W.; Yu, W.; Li, Y.; Bai, J.; Luo, B.; Li, S. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture for Pain Management in Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-13  
  Keywords CANCER pain -- Treatment; Acupuncture; ACUPUNCTURE points; CANCER pain; CHI-squared test; CONFIDENCE intervals; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Medline; META-analysis; ONLINE information services; PATIENT satisfaction; QUALITY of life; SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); PAIN measurement; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; VISUAL analog scale; TREATMENT effectiveness; RESEARCH bias; China; France  
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  Notes Accession Number: 113598598; Source Information: 2/10/2016, p1; Subject Term: CANCER pain -- Treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE points; Subject Term: CANCER pain; Subject Term: CHI-squared test; Subject Term: CONFIDENCE intervals; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Subject Term: MEDLINE; Subject Term: META-analysis; Subject Term: ONLINE information services; Subject Term: PATIENT satisfaction; Subject Term: QUALITY of life; Subject Term: SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); Subject Term: PAIN measurement; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: VISUAL analog scale; Subject Term: TREATMENT effectiveness; Subject Term: RESEARCH bias; Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: CHINA; Geographic Subject: FRANCE; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 13p; ; Illustrations: 2 Diagrams, 8 Charts, 2 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Kim, S.-Y.; Min, S.; Lee, H.; Cheon, S.; Zhang, X.; Park, J.-Y.; Song, T.-J.; Park, H.-J. url  openurl
  Title Changes of Local Blood Flow in Response to Acupuncture Stimulation: A Systematic Review Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-11  
  Keywords Acupuncture; BLOOD circulation; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Medline; Microcirculation; Skin; SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); RANDOMIZED controlled trials; RESEARCH bias; SKELETAL muscle  
  Abstract Copyright of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is the property of Hindawi Publishing Corporation and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)  
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  Notes Accession Number: 116139015; Source Information: 6/14/2016, p1; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: BLOOD circulation; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Subject Term: MEDLINE; Subject Term: MICROCIRCULATION; Subject Term: SKIN; Subject Term: SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: RESEARCH bias; Subject Term: SKELETAL muscle; Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 11p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 5 Charts; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Guo, T.; Ren, Y.; Kou, J.; Shi, J.; Tianxiao, S.; Liang, F. url  openurl
  Title Acupoint Catgut Embedding for Obesity: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 1-20  
  Keywords OBESITY -- Treatment; Acupuncture; ACUPUNCTURE points; BODY weight; CHI-squared test; CONFIDENCE intervals; Electroacupuncture; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Medline; META-analysis; Moxibustion; Obesity; ONLINE information services; RESEARCH -- Finance; Sutures; SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); BODY mass index; TREATMENT effectiveness; PUBLICATION bias; ODDS ratio; China  
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  Notes Accession Number: 109471061; Source Information: 8/31/2015, Vol. 2015, p1; Subject Term: OBESITY -- Treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE points; Subject Term: BODY weight; Subject Term: CHI-squared test; Subject Term: CONFIDENCE intervals; Subject Term: ELECTROACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Subject Term: MEDLINE; Subject Term: META-analysis; Subject Term: MOXIBUSTION; Subject Term: OBESITY; Subject Term: ONLINE information services; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SUTURES; Subject Term: SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); Subject Term: BODY mass index; Subject Term: TREATMENT effectiveness; Subject Term: PUBLICATION bias; Subject Term: ODDS ratio; Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: CHINA; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 20p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 27 Charts, 4 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Dalamagka, M.; Mavrommatis, C.; Grosomanidis, V.; Karakoulas, K.; Vasilakos, D. url  openurl
  Title Postoperative analgesia after low-frequency electroacupuncture as adjunctive treatment in inguinal hernia surgery with abdominal wall mesh reconstruction Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Acupuncture in Medicine  
  Volume 33 Issue 5 Pages 360-367  
  Keywords POSTOPERATIVE pain -- Prevention; POSTOPERATIVE pain -- Treatment; INGUINAL hernia -- Surgery; ACTH (Hormone); Analgesia; ANALYSIS of variance; Electroacupuncture; Hydrocortisone; INTRAOPERATIVE care; POSTOPERATIVE care; POSTOPERATIVE pain; PREOPERATIVE care; Prolactin; Statistics; Time; DATA analysis; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; VISUAL analog scale; DATA analysis -- Software; STATE-Trait Anxiety Inventory; DESCRIPTIVE statistics; PAIN threshold; KRUSKAL-Wallis Test; Greece  
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  Notes Accession Number: 110629211; Source Information: Oct2015, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p360; Subject Term: POSTOPERATIVE pain -- Prevention; Subject Term: POSTOPERATIVE pain -- Treatment; Subject Term: INGUINAL hernia -- Surgery; Subject Term: ACTH (Hormone); Subject Term: ANALGESIA; Subject Term: ANALYSIS of variance; Subject Term: ELECTROACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: HYDROCORTISONE; Subject Term: INTRAOPERATIVE care; Subject Term: POSTOPERATIVE care; Subject Term: POSTOPERATIVE pain; Subject Term: PREOPERATIVE care; Subject Term: PROLACTIN; Subject Term: STATISTICS; Subject Term: TIME; Subject Term: DATA analysis; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: VISUAL analog scale; Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: STATE-Trait Anxiety Inventory; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: PAIN threshold; Subject Term: KRUSKAL-Wallis Test; Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: GREECE; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 8p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 2 Charts, 2 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Cochrane, S.; Smith, C.A.; Possamai-Inesedy, A.; Bensoussan, A. url  openurl
  Title Prior to Conception: The Role of an Acupuncture Protocol in Improving Women’s Reproductive Functioning Assessed by a Pilot Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-11  
  Keywords Acupuncture; BEHAVIOR modification; Conception; CONFIDENCE intervals; Fertility; HEALTH behavior; MENSTRUAL cycle; REPRODUCTIVE health; PILOT projects; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; RELATIVE risk (Medicine); NEW South Wales  
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  Notes Accession Number: 115089443; Source Information: 5/3/2016, p1; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: BEHAVIOR modification; Subject Term: CONCEPTION; Subject Term: CONFIDENCE intervals; Subject Term: FERTILITY; Subject Term: HEALTH behavior; Subject Term: MENSTRUAL cycle; Subject Term: REPRODUCTIVE health; Subject Term: PILOT projects; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: RELATIVE risk (Medicine); Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: NEW South Wales; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 11p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 5 Charts; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Ratmansky, M.; Levy, A.; Messinger, A.; Birg, A.; Front, L.; Treger, I. url  openurl
  Title The Effects of Acupuncture on Cerebral Blood Flow in Post-Stroke Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine Abbreviated Journal Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine  
  Volume 22 Issue 1 Pages 33-37  
  Keywords STROKE -- Treatment; Acupuncture; ALTERNATIVE medicine; ANALYSIS of variance; BLOOD flow -- Measurement; BLOOD pressure; BLOOD pressure measurement; CEREBRAL circulation; CHI-squared test; CORRELATION (Statistics); CROSSOVER trials; FISHER exact test; Hemodynamics; PROBABILITY theory; SAMPLING (Statistics); T-test (Statistics); TRANSCRANIAL Doppler ultrasonography; PILOT projects; STATISTICAL significance; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; REPEATED measures design; BLIND experiment; DATA analysis -- Software; FUNCTIONAL assessment; STROKE patients; DESCRIPTIVE statistics; NIH Stroke Scale; Israel  
  Abstract Copyright of Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine is the property of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)  
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  Notes Accession Number: 112335760; Source Information: Jan2016, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p33; Subject Term: STROKE -- Treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: ALTERNATIVE medicine; Subject Term: ANALYSIS of variance; Subject Term: BLOOD flow -- Measurement; Subject Term: BLOOD pressure; Subject Term: BLOOD pressure measurement; Subject Term: CEREBRAL circulation; Subject Term: CHI-squared test; Subject Term: CORRELATION (Statistics); Subject Term: CROSSOVER trials; Subject Term: FISHER exact test; Subject Term: HEMODYNAMICS; Subject Term: PROBABILITY theory; Subject Term: SAMPLING (Statistics); Subject Term: T-test (Statistics); Subject Term: TRANSCRANIAL Doppler ultrasonography; Subject Term: PILOT projects; Subject Term: STATISTICAL significance; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: REPEATED measures design; Subject Term: BLIND experiment; Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: FUNCTIONAL assessment; Subject Term: STROKE patients; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: NIH Stroke Scale; Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: ISRAEL; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 5p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 2 Charts, 3 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Hou, Z.; Xu, S.; Li, Q.; Cai, L.; Wu, W.; Yu, H.; Chen, H. url  openurl
  Title The Efficacy of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Cervical Vertigo: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-13  
  Keywords VERTIGO treatment; Acupuncture; CEREBRAL circulation; META-analysis; SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research)  
  Abstract Copyright of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is the property of Hindawi Limited and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)  
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  Notes Accession Number: 122942529; Source Information: 5/9/2017, p1; Subject Term: VERTIGO treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: CEREBRAL circulation; Subject Term: META-analysis; Subject Term: SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 13p; ; Illustrations: 2 Diagrams, 11 Charts, 1 Graph; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Xiaolu Qian; Xuan Zhou; Yanli You; Shi Shu; Fanfu Fang; Shiren Huang; Shuang Zhou url  openurl
  Title Traditional Chinese Acupuncture for Poststroke Depression: A Single-Blind Double-Simulated Randomized Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine Abbreviated Journal Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine  
  Volume 21 Issue 12 Pages 748-753  
  Keywords MENTAL depression -- Treatment; Acupuncture; ANALYSIS of covariance; CHI-squared test; Fluoxetine; HAMILTON Depression Inventory; PLACEBOS (Medicine); PROBABILITY theory; RESEARCH -- Finance; T-test (Statistics); RANDOMIZED controlled trials; TREATMENT effectiveness; DATA analysis -- Software; ADVERSE health care events; STROKE -- Patients -- Psychology; DRUGS -- Physiological effect  
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  Notes Accession Number: 121203744; Source Information: Dec2015, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p748; Subject Term: MENTAL depression -- Treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: ANALYSIS of covariance; Subject Term: CHI-squared test; Subject Term: FLUOXETINE; Subject Term: HAMILTON Depression Inventory; Subject Term: PLACEBOS (Medicine); Subject Term: PROBABILITY theory; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: T-test (Statistics); Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: TREATMENT effectiveness; Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: ADVERSE health care events; Subject Term: STROKE -- Patients -- Psychology; Subject Term: DRUGS -- Physiological effect; Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 6p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 6 Charts; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author Wendt, T.; Best, J.; Edwards, M.; Spooner, A.; Rapchuk, I.; O'Connel, L.; McCabe, D.; Rickard, C.; Fraser, J.; Doi, S.; Cooke, M. url  doi
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  Title Acupressure for post-operative nausea and vomiting: A pilot randomised controlled trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Australian Critical Care Abbreviated Journal Aust Crit Care  
  Volume 28 Issue 1 Pages 49-49  
  Keywords Acupressure -- Methods; Postoperative Complications -- Prevention and Control; Nausea and Vomiting -- Prevention and Control; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Surgical Patients; Pilot Studies; Acupuncture Points; Intensive Care Units; Australia; Random Assignment; Surveys; Male; Female; Descriptive Statistics; Heart Surgery  
  Abstract Despite optimal pharmacological interventions, post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is prevalent in patients following surgery. Vomiting is ranked the most undesirable outcome experienced by patients post-operatively. Acupressure has been recommended for the prevention of PONV but evidence to date is limited in the cardiac surgical population. This study aims to assess the feasibility and the efficacy of pericardium channel (PC) 6 acupoint stimulation versus placebo on PONV in cardiac surgical patients. This two-group, randomised, controlled, pilot trial was conducted at a tertiary referral intensive care unit in Brisbane. Twenty-nine patients were randomly assigned to receive the acupressure (bead) or placebo (non-bead) wristband. Wristbands were applied to both wrists post-operatively in the ICU and were removed at 36 h. Incidence of PONV, and need for rescue antiemetics were assessed up to 36 h. A Quality of Recovery (QoR) survey was conducted at day four. Thirteen patients were randomised to the acupressure group (8 males), and 16 patients to the placebo group (13 male). The mean Apfel risk score (predictor of PONV 0 = low risk and 4 = high risk) was two in both groups. The mean anaesthesia and cardiopulmonary bypass times were longer in the acupressure group (287.50min, 102.50min) than the placebo group (255.71 min, 78.86min). Although patient reports of nausea were similar between groups (46%, 50%), only 15% of patients vomited in the acupressure group as opposed to 53% in the placebo group. The use of rescue antiemetic therapy did not differ between groups (75%, 73%). The mean QoR score at day four was the same between groups (74.50,74.31). These interim results indicate that PC 6 acupoint stimulation is associated with less vomiting up to 36 h post cardiac surgery. A larger sample is required to determine the feasibility of conducting a multi-centre study.  
  Address School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia  
  Publisher Elsevier B.V.
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  Notes Accession Number: 107786894. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150603. Revision Date: 20150712. Publication Type: Journal Article; abstract; research; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Australia & New Zealand; Core Nursing; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Nursing; Peer Reviewed. Special Interest: Critical Care. NLM UID: 9207852. Approved no  
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