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161. Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia?

compared with no treatment and standard therapy. The effects last up to one month, but is not maintained at six months follow-up. The small study sample sizes and lack of ideal sham acupuncture weaken the level of evidence and its clinical implications. Larger studies are warranted. Western or electro acupuncture could be considered as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia. Why is this important? Adults with fibromyalgia are often referred frequently for acupuncture treatment within our (...) (electro acupuncture or manual acupuncture) was no better than sham acupuncture, except for less stiffness at one month. Moderate quality evidence from one study (58 participants) found that compared with standard therapy alone (antidepressants and exercise), adjunct acupuncture therapy reduced pain at one month after treatment Search methods had no language restrictions but there no mention of grey matter. Two author pairs selected trials, extracted data and assessed bias risk. 9 trials were included

2016 Public Health England

162. Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia?

compared with no treatment and standard therapy. The effects last up to one month, but is not maintained at six months follow-up. The small study sample sizes and lack of ideal sham acupuncture weaken the level of evidence and its clinical implications. Larger studies are warranted. Western or electro acupuncture could be considered as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia. Why is this important? Adults with fibromyalgia are often referred frequently for acupuncture treatment within our (...) (electro acupuncture or manual acupuncture) was no better than sham acupuncture, except for less stiffness at one month. Moderate quality evidence from one study (58 participants) found that compared with standard therapy alone (antidepressants and exercise), adjunct acupuncture therapy reduced pain at one month after treatment Search methods had no language restrictions but there no mention of grey matter. Two author pairs selected trials, extracted data and assessed bias risk. 9 trials were included

2016 Public Health England

163. Fire needle therapy for moderate-severe acne: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Fire needle therapy for moderate-severe acne: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address (...) screening of the eligible articles for final inclusion. In each phase, 2 observers will independently assess each article. Discrepancies will be resolved through discussion, or by consulting a third investigator. ">Procedure for study selection Example : Title-abstract screening: 1. Not an original full research paper (e.g. review, editorial) 2. Not an in vivo animal study 3. No metastases/ only primary tumor 4. No control group 5. Combination therapy or contamination 6. Not about analgesics used

2018 PROSPERO

164. A new therapy for vitiligo using fire needles: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

A new therapy for vitiligo using fire needles: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence (...) by full-text screening of the eligible articles for final inclusion. In each phase, 2 observers will independently assess each article. Discrepancies will be resolved through discussion, or by consulting a third investigator. ">Procedure for study selection Example : Title-abstract screening: 1. Not an original full research paper (e.g. review, editorial) 2. Not an in vivo animal study 3. No metastases/ only primary tumor 4. No control group 5. Combination therapy or contamination 6. Not about

2018 PROSPERO

165. The impact of needle and syringe provision and opiate substitution therapy on the incidence of hepatitis C virus in injecting drug users: pooling of UK evidence

The impact of needle and syringe provision and opiate substitution therapy on the incidence of hepatitis C virus in injecting drug users: pooling of UK evidence Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2011 DARE.

166. Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture versus standard care for pelvic and low back pain in pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture versus standard care for pelvic and low back pain in pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial. To assess the cost-effectiveness of acupuncture for pelvic girdle and low back pain (PGLBP) during pregnancy.Pragmatic-open-label randomised controlled trial.Five maternity hospitals.Pregnant women with PGLBP.1:1 randomization to standard care or standard care plus acupuncture (5 sessions by an acupuncturist midwife).Efficacy: proportion of days with self-assessed (...) pain by numerical rating scale (NRS) ≤ 4/10. Cost effectiveness (societal viewpoint, time horizon: pregnancy): incremental cost per days with NRS ≤ 4/10. Indirect non-healthcare costs included daily compensations for sick leave and productivity loss caused by absenteeism or presenteeism.96 women were allocated to acupuncture and 103 to standard care (total 199). The proportion of days with NRS ≤ 4/10 was greater in the acupuncture group than in the standard care group (61% vs 48%, p = 0.007

2019 PLoS ONE Controlled trial quality: predicted high

167. Distribution of monetary incentives in health insurance scheme influences acupuncture treatment choices: An experimental study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Distribution of monetary incentives in health insurance scheme influences acupuncture treatment choices: An experimental study. Understanding how doctors respond to occupational and monetary incentives in health care payment systems is important for determining the effectiveness of such systems. This study examined changes in doctors' behaviors in response to monetary incentives within health care payment systems in a ceteris paribus setting.An online experiment was developed to analyze

2019 PLoS ONE Controlled trial quality: uncertain

168. The effects of laser acupuncture on the modulation of cartilage extracellular matrix macromolecules in rats with adjuvant-induced arthritis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

The effects of laser acupuncture on the modulation of cartilage extracellular matrix macromolecules in rats with adjuvant-induced arthritis. Articular cartilage damage related to irreversible physical disability affects most patients with chronic rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Strategies targeting the preservation of cartilage function are needed. Laser acupuncture (LA) can be an emerging alternative therapy for RA; however, its molecular mechanism underlying the beneficial effect on cartilage has

2019 PLoS ONE

169. Acupuncture for symptoms in menopause transition: a randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

Acupuncture for symptoms in menopause transition: a randomized controlled trial Acupuncture has been used for women during menopause transition, but evidence is limited.We sought to evaluate the efficacy of electroacupuncture on relieving symptoms of women during menopause transition.We conducted a prospective, multicenter, randomized, participant-blinded trial in China mainland. Subjects were randomized to receive 24 treatment sessions of electroacupuncture at traditional acupoints or sham

2018 EvidenceUpdates

170. Effectiveness and feasibility of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a pilot randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

Effectiveness and feasibility of acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a pilot randomized controlled trial To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain relief and function improvement in patients with knee osteoarthritis and to determine the feasibility of an eight-week acupuncture intervention.Pilot randomized controlled trial.Three teaching hospitals in China.Patients with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren grade II or III).Patients were randomly assigned to an eight-week (three sessions (...) per week) intervention of either traditional Chinese acupuncture or sham acupuncture.The primary outcome was response rate-the proportion of patients achieving score ⩾36% decrease in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain and function at week 8 compared with baseline. Secondary outcomes included pain, function and quality of life.Of 42 patients randomized, 36 (85.7%) completed the study. There was no significant difference in response rate between

2018 EvidenceUpdates

171. No Effect of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Patients with Total Knee Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

No Effect of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Patients with Total Knee Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial Acupuncture is a low risk option in pain management following total knee replacement as an alternative to opioid analgesics. Therefore, the benefit of acupuncture as adjunct to an exercise program was investigated. Furthermore, the modifying effect of previous benefit from acupuncture was explored.Three weeks postoperatively, eligible patients were randomized to acupuncture (...) assessed.No additional benefit of acupuncture was found on any of the main outcomes. Between-group differences were non-significant in proportions of patients with a clinically important reduction of night pain (Relative Risk: 0.98; 95% Confidence Interval (CI): 0.86-1.11) or evening pain (Relative Risk: 0.94; 95% CI: 0.81-1.0.Our results do not support the addition of acupuncture to routine rehabilitation. Previous benefit from acupuncture was not able to identify those likely to respond to acupuncture

2018 EvidenceUpdates

172. Efficacy of Acupuncture Is Noninferior to Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Tobacco Cessation: Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Active-Controlled Open-Label Trial (Abstract)

Efficacy of Acupuncture Is Noninferior to Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Tobacco Cessation: Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Active-Controlled Open-Label Trial We designed and conducted this multicenter randomized active-controlled open-label trial to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture, auricular point pressing, and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) on tobacco cessation in the Chinese population.This randomized controlled trial was conducted in seven hospitals in China between October (...) 2013 and February 2016. Eligible participants were recruited and randomly assigned to receive acupuncture or auricular point pressing or NRT via a central randomization system with a 1:1:1 ratio. All treatment was given for a total of 8 weeks, and follow-up visit was at 16 weeks. The primary outcome measure was carbon monoxide (CO)-confirmed 24-h point abstinence rate (<10 parts per million), 24 weeks after quit day.A total of 300 participants were recruited and 195 participants finished

2018 EvidenceUpdates

173. Motion style acupuncture therapy for shoulder pain: a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Motion style acupuncture therapy for shoulder pain: a randomized controlled trial Strategies for preventing the persistence of pain and disability beyond the acute phase in shoulder pain patients are critically needed. Conventional acupuncture therapy (CAT) or motion style acupuncture therapy (MSAT) alone results in relative improvements in painful conditions in shoulder pain patients; combined interventions may have more global effects. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy (...) analog scale). The secondary outcomes included change in function of the shoulder joint (Constant-Murley score) and the health-related quality of life (Short Form-36 Health Survey). Moreover, perceived credibility of acupuncture was measured using the Treatment Credibility Scale. The outcomes were assessed at baseline and at 6, 10, and 18 weeks after randomization. Analysis of covariance with the baseline score adjustment had been used to determine the primary end point. The between-group differences

2018 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

174. Acupuncture versus titrated morphine in acute renal colic: a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Acupuncture versus titrated morphine in acute renal colic: a randomized controlled trial The objective of this study was to compare the analgesic effect and tolerance profile of acupuncture versus intravenous (IV) titrated morphine in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with renal colic.A total of 115 patients were randomized into two groups. Patients in the IV titrated-morphine group (n=61) received 0.1 mg/kg morphine every 5 minutes until pain score dropped by at least 50 (...) % of its baseline value. Patients in the acupuncture group (n=54) received an acupuncture session of 30 minutes following a prespecified protocol. The visual analog scale (VAS) was used to assess pain intensity at baseline and at 10, 20, 30, 45, and 60 minutes following the start of the treatment protocol. Possible treatment side effects were also recorded.No significant differences were found between the two groups concerning age, sex, or baseline VAS score. From the 10th minute until the end

2018 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

175. Blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors in women treated for climacteric symptoms with acupuncture, phytoestrogens, or hormones. (Abstract)

Blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors in women treated for climacteric symptoms with acupuncture, phytoestrogens, or hormones. To evaluate the response of cardiovascular risk factors to the treatment of climacteric symptoms.In this prospective study, women reporting climacteric symptoms were randomized to 3 months of treatment with either acupuncture (n = 19), phytoestrogens (75 mg soy isoflavones, BID; n = 22), or low-dose hormone therapy (HT; 0.3 mg conjugated equine oestrogens plus (...) 1.5 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate; n = 20). Greene's climacteric scale, blood pressure (BP), lipids, glucose, insulin, and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance were assessed before and after treatment. Observed changes were compared by analysis of variance.HT and acupuncture reduced Greene climacteric score to a similar extent, but the effect of phytoestrogens was significantly lower (P < 0.05). With acupuncture, systolic (-7.4 ± 15.3 mm Hg; P < 0.05) and diastolic BP (-8.3 ± 7.7mm

2020 Menopause

176. Acupuncture ameliorated vasomotor symptoms during menopausal transition: single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to test treatment efficacy. (Abstract)

Acupuncture ameliorated vasomotor symptoms during menopausal transition: single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to test treatment efficacy. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on women with vasomotor symptoms during the menopausal transition with the aid of the Kupperman-Blatt Menopausal Index.Crossover, single-blind, sham-controlled trial with 100 women randomly divided into two groups of 50 participants each: G1 and G2. During the first 24 weeks of treatment (...) , the G1 women received acupuncture and the G2 women were given sham acupuncture. The crossover was then applied: the G1 participants were given sham acupuncture, and the G2 participants received acupuncture for 24 more weeks.The mean score of hot flashes of the group who first experienced acupuncture (G1) was statistically higher than that of the group that started with sham acupuncture (G2, P = 0.020). Also, both groups had similar mean scores in the middle of the study (both were receiving

2020 Menopause

177. Genetic predictors to acupuncture response for hot flashes: an exploratory study of breast cancer survivors. (Abstract)

Genetic predictors to acupuncture response for hot flashes: an exploratory study of breast cancer survivors. Because hot flashes are a common symptom experienced by women with breast cancer, we sought to explore genetic predictors associated with response to acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes.Using data from our completed randomized controlled trial (Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01005108) on hot flashes among breast cancer survivors who provided biomarker collection (N = 108), we (...) extracted and assayed DNA for single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes involved in neurotransmission, thermoregulation, and inflammation (ADORA1, COMT, TCL1A, and TRPV1). For our primary outcome we classified individuals with a 50% or more reduction in their hot flash composite score at the end of treatment as responders. We used Fisher exact test to identify individual and combined single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with treatment response.Among women (N = 57) who received acupuncture treatment

2020 Menopause

178. Acupuncture for pediatric sickle cell pain management: A promising non-opioid therapy. (Abstract)

Acupuncture for pediatric sickle cell pain management: A promising non-opioid therapy. To describe the use of acupuncture for pain management in children with sickle cell disease.A retrospective chart review of a single-institution experience on the use of acupuncture in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease was evaluated between 2012-2019. Demographic characteristics, presenting pain location, pain scores pre- and post-acupuncture, and adverse events were collected.Columbia University (...) ± 0.72, post-acupuncture score of 2.33 ± 0.98, and a mean pain score change of 0.98 ± 0.99 (p < 0.0001). No adverse events were noted.Acupuncture therapy decreased pain for our patients with sickle cell disease, providing a safe non-opioid therapeutic option.Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

2020 Complementary Therapies In Medicine

179. Acupuncture for pain management in children with sickle cell disease. (Abstract)

Acupuncture for pain management in children with sickle cell disease. Pain associated with sickle cell disease (SCD) is frequently treated with opioids which have many side effects. There is a need for adjuvant non-opioid therapies that can improve pain control. Acupuncture, an integrative approach, has been shown to be useful in non-SCD pain conditions but has been used to a very limited extent in SCD. In this report we present a single academic pediatric center experience showing (...) acceptability, feasibility and improved pain experience with adjuvant acupuncture therapy in children with SCD and suggest that acupuncture should be explored as a treatment option for managing pain in SCD.Copyright © 2019. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

2020 Complementary Therapies In Medicine

180. Acupuncture for major depressive disorder: A review of the recommendations stated at clinical practice guidelines. (Abstract)

Acupuncture for major depressive disorder: A review of the recommendations stated at clinical practice guidelines. The use of acupuncture to treat depression is not uncommon. However, recommendations regarding acupuncture issued by clinical practice guidelines (CPG) vary widely.To describe the recommendations regarding acupuncture in CPGs for depression in adults, and to assess the methodology used to reach them.We conducted a scoping review of CPGs for depression management in adults, which (...) performed systematic reviews (SRs) to answer their review questions, were published between January 2014 and May 2018, and assessed the use of acupuncture as a review question. We limited out search to articles published in English/Spanish. We assessed the SRs quality using the "A MeaSurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews-2" (AMSTAR-2), and described how the recommendation regarding acupuncture was reached.We found five CPGs that fulfilled our inclusion criteria: three from the US, one from Canada

2020 Complementary Therapies In Medicine

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