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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22276, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019402

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INTRODUCTION: Thyroid nodules are scattered lesions caused by abnormal local growth of thyroid cells. In recent years, their prevalence rate has been rising gradually, and the probability of cancerations has also been increasing gradually. Therefore, we must pay more attention to them and carry out early intervention. However, at present, most of the intervention measures for patients with thyroid nodules are mainly clinical observation and follow-up, and no clear and effective drug intervention therapy has been proposed. The curative effect of acupuncture on thyroid nodules has been proved clinically. However, as there is no clear mechanism of action, no specific operation methods or Suggestions, it is necessary to make a systematic evaluation of acupuncture therapy, so as to lay a foundation for further research in the future. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The following databases will be searched from their inception to June 2020: Electronic database includes PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Nature, Science online, Chinese Biomedical Database WanFang, VIP medicine information, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI). Primary outcomes: Color ultrasound of thyroid and cervical lymph nodes, FT3, FT4, TSH, TGAB, TPOAB, insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR). Data will be extracted by 2 researchers independently, risk of bias of the meta-analysis will be evaluated based on the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. All data analysis will be conducted by data statistics software Review Manager V.5.3. and Stata V.12.0. RESULTS: The results of this study will systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for patients with thyroid nodule. CONCLUSION: Through the systematic review of this study, the evidence of the treatment of thyroid nodule by acupuncture has been summarized so far, so as to provide guidance for further promoting the application of acupuncture therapy in patients with thyroid nodule. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: This study is a systematic review, the outcomes are based on the published evidence, so examination and agreement by the ethics committee are not required in this study. We intend to publish the study results in a journal or conference presentations. OPEN SCIENCE FRA NETWORK (OSF) REGISTRATION NUMBER: August 18, 2020. osf.io/uzck4. (https://osf.io/uzck4).


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/terapia , Terapia por Acupuntura/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Projetos de Pesquisa , Testes de Função Tireóidea , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/diagnóstico por imagem , Ultrassonografia Doppler
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22399, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019414

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BACKGROUND: Essential hypertension remains an enormous public health concern, imposing a major burden of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Relevant studies showed that acupuncture therapy might be effective in treating essential hypertension. However, there is no consistent conclusion so far. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and the Wan-fang databases from inception through November 29, 2019. Randomized controlled trials investigating acupuncture therapy for hypertension were included. We will use Endnote software X8 for studies selection, Review Manager software 5.3 for the data analysis. RESULTS: We will synthesize current studies to evaluate the safeties and effectiveness of acupuncture for essential hypertension. CONCLUSIONS: Our study will provide the evidence of acupuncture therapy for essential hypertension.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Hipertensão Essencial/terapia , Pontos de Acupuntura , Humanos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Projetos de Pesquisa
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22501, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019447

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BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is a common disease in otolaryngology. In China, acupuncture has been used as a promising treatment for tinnitus. Yet, the specific effect and safety of acupuncture are still disputable. The ultimate goal of this paper is to formulate a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis, which can be employed in assessing the benefits and safety of acupuncture on tinnitus. METHODS: Seven databases should be retrieved from their establishment until June 2020, including PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Excerpt Medical Database, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Wan Fang Database. Randomized controlled trials of acupuncture treatment of tinnitus will be included. The experimental group is acupuncture or combined with additional treatment measures, and the control group is a placebo, sham acupuncture, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, sound therapy, conventional medication, or same additional treatment. The clinical efficacy rate, Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, Tinnitus Questionnaire, visual analogue scale or other indicators are all concerned in the systematic evaluation of the program. Data collection, selection and extraction should be made separately by different researchers. The quality of the literature will be evaluated by the bias analysis table in the Cochrane Handbook, and Review Manager 5.3 software shall be applied to data analysis. RESULTS: This protocol has made a concrete plan to evaluate whether acupuncture is effective and safe in curing tinnitus. CONCLUSION: This protocol is suitable for evaluating the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in curing tinnitus, and is helpful for subsequent evaluation.Open Science Framework Registration DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/85FCS.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Zumbido/terapia , Terapia por Acupuntura/efeitos adversos , Terapia Cognitivo-Comportamental/métodos , Humanos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Projetos de Pesquisa
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22547, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019465

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BACKGROUND: chronic low back pain (CLBP) are common symptoms bothering people in daily life. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) nonpharmacological interventions are gaining an increasing popularity for CLBP. Nevertheless, the evidence of efficacy and safety of random controlled trials (RCTs) remains controversial. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and acceptability of different TCM nonpharmacological therapies by systematic review and network meta-analysis. METHODS: According to the strategy, The authors will retrieve a total of 7 electronic databases by September 2020, including PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMbase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, China Biological Medicine, Chongqing VIP, and Wan-fang databases After a series of screening, 2 researchers will use Aggregate Data Drug Information System and Stata software to analyze the data extracted from the randomized controlled trials of TCM nonpharmacological interventions for CLBP. The primary outcome will be the improvement of Pain intensity and functional status/disability and the secondary outcomes will include lobal improvement, health-related quality of life, satisfaction with treatment, and adverse events. Both classical meta-analysis and network meta-analysis will be implemented to investigate direct and indirect evidences on this topic. The quality of the evidence will be evaluated using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation instrument. RESULTS: This study will provide a reliable evidence for the selection of TCM nonpharmacological therapies in the treatment of CLBP. CONCLUSION: This study will generate evidence for different TCM nonpharmacological therapies for CLBP and provide a decision-making reference for clinical research. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: This study does not require ethical approval. The results will be disseminated through a peer-reviewed publication. OSF REGISTRATION NUMBER: DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/4H3Y9.


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Dor Lombar/terapia , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/métodos , Metanálise em Rede , Acupressão/métodos , Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Ventosaterapia/métodos , Bases de Dados Factuais , Humanos , Dor Lombar/psicologia , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/efeitos adversos , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/tendências , Moxibustão/métodos , Qualidade de Vida , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Segurança , Tai Ji/métodos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22589, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019477

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BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a disease accompanied by severe facial pain, which seriously affects the daily life of patients. Acupuncture is widely used by Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors to treat various painful diseases. Acupuncture combined with the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia can increase the analgesic effect and reduce side effects. However, there is still a lack of more quality multi-center clinical controlled trials and comprehensive meta-analysis, and a lack of more comprehensive and stronger evidence-based medical evidence. METHODS: The 2 reviewers used the same search strategy to search CNKI, PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Scopus, EBSCO, and the search date is until July 19, 2020. Two people read the retrieved literatures independently, and then delete duplications. Then, use the "risk of bias" tool in Cochrane Handbook 5.2 to score. Only documents with a score greater than 5 can be included. Make a table of literature characteristics, extract baseline patient data, research methods and possible risks of bias in the literature, interventions in treatment and control groups, outcome evaluation indicators (BNI, VAS, ER and AE), and research funding support. Use Review Manager 5.3.5 for meta-analysis, use Stata 15 for regression analysis to find the source of heterogeneity, and then perform subgroup analysis to resolve the heterogeneity based on the corresponding source. RESULTS: The analysis of BNI, VAS, ER and AE data can provide high-quality evidence for high-quality synthesis and/or descriptive analysis of the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture treatment of various causes of urinary retention. CONCLUSION: This study can provide more comprehensive and strong evidence to prove whether acupuncture is effective and safe in the treatment of TN patients. REGISTRATION: The research has been registered and approved on the PROSPERO website. The registration number is CRD42019119606.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/métodos , Neuralgia do Trigêmeo/terapia , Terapia por Acupuntura/efeitos adversos , Estudos de Avaliação como Assunto , Dor Facial/etiologia , Dor Facial/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/efeitos adversos , Avaliação de Resultados em Cuidados de Saúde , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Projetos de Pesquisa , Segurança , Resultado do Tratamento , Neuralgia do Trigêmeo/patologia , Retenção Urinária/etiologia , Escala Visual Analógica
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22231, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019397

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BACKGROUND: There is a worldwide outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), at present, accumulative attention has been paid to COVID-19 due to its global prevalence. Acupuncture may play a beneficial role in patients who suffer from COVID-19. In China and East Asia, acupuncture has been widely used to treat diverse diseases for thousands of years, as an important method of treatment now, it plays an indispensable role in the treatment of respiratory diseases in China. This study is designed to determine the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in COVID-19. METHODS: We will search the following sources for the Randomized controlled trials (RCT): The Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), Chinese Science, and the Wanfang Database. All the above databases will be searched from the available date of inception until the latest issue. No language or publication restriction will be used. Primary outcomes will include chest CT and nucleic acid detection of respiratory samples. RESULTS: The results will provide a high-quality synthesis of current evidence for researchers in this subject area. CONCLUSION: The conclusion of our study will provide evidence to evaluate whether acupuncture is an effective treatments for patients suffering from COVID-19. PROSPERO REGISTRATION NUMBER: CRD42020180875.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Metanálise como Assunto , Pandemias , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Projetos de Pesquisa , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21395, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871865

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BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is common, chronic mental disorder, which is characterized by recurrent, unwanted, or intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviors or mental action. Acupuncture and moxibustion, as a popular form of complementary and alternative therapy, have the advantages of low side effects, high safety, and low cost. The research showed that acupuncture and moxibustion have a good clinical efficacy on obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, there is no literature to systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. Thus, this study is aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion for obsessive-compulsive disorder patients, providing reliable evidence for clinical application. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials of acupuncture and moxibustion combined with western medicine for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder will be searched in the databases including PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, Web of science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure(CNKI), WanFang, the Chongqing VIP Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database, and China biomedical literature database (CBM) from inception to June, 2020. In addition, Baidu, Google Scholar, International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, and Chinese Clinical Trials Registry will be searched to obtain the gray literature and relevant data that have not yet been published. Two qualified researchers will extract data and assess the risk of bias from included studies dependently. Statistical analysis is performed in RevMan 5.3 software. RESULTS: The efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion combined with western medicine for obsessive-compulsive disorder will be assessed based on the total effective rate, Hamilton Anxiety Scale score, Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression score, Clinical Global Impression score, side effects, and so on. CONCLUSIONS: The proposed systematic review and meta-analysis of acupuncture and moxibustion combined with western medicine for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder is expected to provide reliable evidence for clinical application. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The private information from individuals will not publish. This systematic review also will not involve endangering participant rights. Ethical approval is not required. The results may be published in a peer-reviewed journal or disseminated in relevant conferences. OSF REGISTRATION NUMBER: DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/CDGTW.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Moxibustão/efeitos adversos , Transtorno Obsessivo-Compulsivo/psicologia , Transtorno Obsessivo-Compulsivo/terapia , Terapia por Acupuntura/economia , China/epidemiologia , Quimioterapia Combinada/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Moxibustão/economia , Transtorno Obsessivo-Compulsivo/epidemiologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Segurança , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21567, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871872

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BACKGROUND: Scapulohumeral periarthritis (SP) is a very common painful shoulder disorder. Several systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses have reported the effectiveness of acupuncture for patients with SP. However, the evidence has not been systematically synthesized. This overview aims to map, synthesize, and assess the reliability of evidence generated from these SRs and meta-analyses of acupuncture for SP. METHODS: We will electronically search the following databases for literature, regardless of publication status and language: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); PubMed; EMBASE; China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI); Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM); Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIPdatabase); and Wan-Fang Database. In order to ensure the comprehensiveness and accuracy of the literature retrieval, we will combine the Suggestions of evidence-based medicine experts with the actual situation in the literature retrieval process to formulate the retrieval strategy, and make corresponding records to find the most appropriate retrieval strategy. The reference lists and the citation lists of studies meeting the inclusion criteria and relevant SRs will also be searched to identify further studies for inclusion. Before this review completed, the two reviewers will conduct the searching once again to ensure the latest studies could be included. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: Ethical approval is not required for overviews. We plan to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at international and national academic, clinical, and patient conferences. RESULTS: The results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. CONCLUSION: This overview will provide comprehensive evidence of acupuncture for patients with SP. INPLASY REGISTRATION NUMBER: INPLASY202060020.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Cápsula Articular/patologia , Moxibustão/efeitos adversos , Periartrite/terapia , China/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Moxibustão/métodos , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Articulação do Ombro/patologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21713, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871889

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BACKGROUND: Primary dysmenorrhea (PD), also called functional dysmenorrhea, refers to a woman's menstrual period in genital no organic disease, abdominal pain, under the belly and other discomfort for the characteristics of disease of department of gynecology. Acupuncture and moxibustion have been accepted as treatment options for PD. So far, there are so many therapies for PD and their efficacy has been assessed by several systematic reviews. Therefore, this study aims at evaluating the effectiveness which acupuncture and moxibustion technique is more effective for primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The following electronic databases will be searched in this study: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL);PubMed; EMBASE; China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI); Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM);Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP database); and Wan-Fang Database(WF). More than two authors independently assessed the quality of the evidence by AMSTAR2, PRISMA, PRISMA-A, and GRADE approach. Two of our researchers will use the bias risk tool provided by the Cochrane Collaboration to evaluate the quality of the literature using WinBUGS 1.4.3 and STATA softwares. The primary outcomes include the extent of pain in the lower abdomen measured by visual analog scale (VAS) and relief from symptoms. The quality of life (QoL) and Adverse events will be considered as Additional outcome(s). Their reference lists and the citation lists of studies meeting the inclusion criteria and relevant systematic reviews will also be searched to identify further studies for inclusion. Before this review completed, the 2 reviewers will conduct the search once again to ensure the latest studies could be included. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: This review does not require ethical approval. RESULTS: The results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. CONCLUSION: This study will provide comprehensive evidence of acupuncture and moxibustion for patients with PD. INPLASY REGISTRATION NUMBER: INPLASY2020500106.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Dismenorreia/terapia , Feminino , Humanos , Moxibustão/métodos , Metanálise em Rede , Medição da Dor , Qualidade de Vida , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Projetos de Pesquisa , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21266, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871985

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Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a common dermatologic disease that seriously affects patient quality of life. The choice of therapy to control the disease and prevent its recurrence has always presented a difficult clinical issue. Previous studies have shown that traditional Chinese medicine is a safe and effective treatment for CSU. Recently, the temporal rhythms of CSU, a disease characterized by intermittent flares of active disease and periods of little or no disease, have attracted the attention of traditional Chinese medicine researchers. We designed a multicenter, randomized, controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combining a Chinese herbal formulation with acupuncture using shu-stream acupoints applied on the corresponding time meridians during disease exacerbations. We plan to recruit 111 outpatients with CSU aged 18 to 65 years. Participants will be randomized to 1 of the 3 groups: group A, which will be given basic acupuncture and the herbal formulation dangui yinzi; group B, which will be given danggui yinzi and shu-stream acupuncture; and a control group, which will be given danggui yinzi alone. Patients will be treated for 4 weeks and followed for 8 additional weeks. Investigators will evaluate the following parameters: the symptoms and side effects of treatment, quality of life (using the chronic urticaria quality of life questionnaire), and overall patient condition. Each week, patients will also complete the measurement of 7-day urticarial activity score. This is the first use of a combination of shu-stream acupoints and Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of CSU. If successful, it will prove to be a simple, inexpensive, treatment strategy for solving a difficult clinical problem.


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Terapia por Acupuntura , Urticária Crônica/terapia , Fármacos Dermatológicos/uso terapêutico , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Pontos de Acupuntura , Terapia por Acupuntura/efeitos adversos , Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Assistência Ambulatorial , Terapia Combinada , Fármacos Dermatológicos/efeitos adversos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/efeitos adversos , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/métodos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Seleção de Pacientes , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22150, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957337

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BACKGROUND: Nausea and vomiting are the most common complications after chemotherapy, which cannot be completely controlled even with commonly prescribed antiemetic drugs, particularly in patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy Acupuncture therapy is an effective replacement method for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), which effectiveness and safety have been observed by many clinicians. However, different acupuncture treatments have various effectiveness. Based on enough clinical researches, the study aims to uses Bayesian network meta-analysis (NMA) to evaluate the effectiveness of different acupuncture therapies used for preventing CINV. METHODS: Authors will search PubMed/Medline, Cochrane library, Web of Science, Ebsco, Ovid/Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Database, VIP Database, and China Biology Medicine from setup time to July 2020. All randomized control trails meet the standard will be included. Quality evaluation of included studies will be implemented with Cochrane risk-of-bias tool. STATA 14.0 will be used to perform pairwise meta-analysis. Addis 1.16.8 (University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, NL) and OpenBUGS 3.2.3 (Medical Research Council (MRC), London, UK) will be used to conduct NMA. RESULTS: The results of this review will generate a comprehensive review of current evidence and be published on a peer-reviewed journal. CONCLUSION: The result of this systematic review and Bayesian NMA may offer better options for patients in relieving CINV.Systematic review registration number: INPLASY202070070.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Náusea/prevenção & controle , Projetos de Pesquisa , Vômito/prevenção & controle , Teorema de Bayes , Humanos , Náusea/induzido quimicamente , Metanálise em Rede , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto , Vômito/induzido quimicamente
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22365, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991455

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BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has an unique role in preventing and managing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in nonpharmaceutical therapies because of its small wound, mild pain, and high security for many years. However, there is no systematic review evaluating safety and efficacy of acupuncture for MCI in elderly people. Therefore, this study will provide a protocol to explore the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for MCI in the elderly. METHODS: Retrieval from 8 electronic databases was conducted to determine eligible trials published until May, 2019. Homogeneity qualified studies were included for data were extracted such as study country location, demographic characteristics, and measure outcomes, and were analyzed by a random effect model and sensitivity analyses to identify heterogeneity. Review Manager (Revman Version 5.3) software will be used for data synthesis, sensitivity analysis, meta regression, subgroup analysis, and risk of bias assessment. A funnel plot will be developed to evaluate reporting bias. RESULTS: A total of 15 randomized control trials involving 1051 subjects were included. The results were as follows: Compared with the control group, the clinical efficacy rates of acupuncture was better, odds ratio = 2.52, 95% confidence interval (CI) (1.86, 3.42), P < .00001, mini-mental state examination scores (mean difference [MD] = 1.53, 95% CI [1.04, 2.01], P < .00001), Montreal cognitive assessment scores (MD = 2.05, 95% CI [1.17, 1.92], P < .00001), activity of daily living scale (MD = 1.71, 95% CI [-1.38, 4.79], P > .05), and clock drawing task scores (MD = 1.91, 95% CI [1.74, 2.08], P < .00001). CONCLUSION: This study shows that acupuncture is beneficial for improving aspects of cognitive function in elderly people with MCI, which suggests that acupuncture may be an effective alternative and complementary approach to existing therapies for elderly people. More rigorous experimental studies and longer follow-up studies should be conducted in the future.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Disfunção Cognitiva/terapia , Atividades Cotidianas , Terapia por Acupuntura/efeitos adversos , Fatores Etários , Cognição , Humanos , Testes de Estado Mental e Demência , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Fatores Sexuais , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22369, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991456

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BACKGROUND: Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is a painful condition of the ankle that affects patients' quality of life and ability to work. Multiple clinical studies of nerve decompression by acupotomy have been published in China, and the results are encouraging. However, the efficacy and security of this treatment have not been evaluated scientifically and systematically. The purpose of this systematic review protocol is to evaluate the efficacy and security of acupotomy treatment in patients with TTS, which will be helpful to clinical acupotomy doctors. METHODS: Relevant randomized controlled trials will be identified by searching 9 databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Chinese literature databases, the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, SinoMed, Technology Journal and the Wanfang Database. Randomized controlled trials examining the use of acupotomy for TTS patients will be identified independently by 2 reviewers by searching the databases from inception to March 2020. Clinical effects will be evaluated as the primary outcome. Visual analog scale scores will be assessed as a secondary outcome. Review Manager 5.3 will be used to perform a fixed effects meta-analysis, and the evidence level will be evaluated by using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation framework. Continuous outcomes will be presented as mean differences or standard mean differences, while dichotomous data will be expressed as relative risks. RESULTS: This study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupotomy in the treatment of TTS in randomized controlled trials with high-quality visual analog scale and Roles and Maudsley score. CONCLUSION: This systematic review will provide evidence to determine whether acupotomy is an effective intervention for patients with TTS. REGISTRATION NUMBER: DOI 10.17605/OSF. IO/9PYC2 (https://osf.io/9pyc2/).


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Síndrome do Túnel do Tarso/terapia , Humanos , Qualidade de Vida , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Projetos de Pesquisa , Escala Visual Analógica
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22205, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991412

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BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common sensory disorder of the nervous system, which often affects the sleep quality of patients. Acupuncture and related techniques are increasingly used to treat neurological diseases, but their efficacy and safety for RLS are yet to be established. The purpose of this study is to summarize the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture and related techniques for RLS. METHODS: We will conduct a comprehensive data retrieval, and the electronic databases will include PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, WangFang Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, from establishment to October 2020. We will also manually search unpublished studies and references, and contact lead authors. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of acupuncture and related techniques for RLS will be included. The outcomes of interest include: The total effective rate and International Restless Leg Syndrome rating scale (IRLS), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA), Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD), adverse events, quality of life. To assess the methodological quality, we will use the Cochrane risk assessment tool. RevMan 5.3.5 software will be used to conduct data synthesis. The evidence quality of each outcome will be appraised according to Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE). RESULTS: The results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. CONCLUSION: This study will provide a high-quality evidence to evaluate the efficacy and adverse reactions of acupuncture and related techniques for RLS. PROSPERO REGISTRATION NUMBER: CRD42020157957.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Síndrome das Pernas Inquietas/terapia , Humanos , Metanálise como Assunto , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e21905, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899021

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INTRODUCTION: Herpes zoster (HZ) is currently treated primarily with antiviral drugs, yet this treatment has been debated. Acupuncture is becoming a more important treatment in this protocol. For example, pain intensity is lower among HZ patients who receive acupuncture plus moxibustion than among those who receive pharmacotherapy. There are many types of acupuncture interventions, including electroacupuncture, moxibustion, bloodletting. In this study, a network meta-analysis (NMA) is used to rank various interventions of acupuncture. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Electronic searches of abstracts and titles will be performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CBM, CNKI, CQVIP, and Wanfang Data databases, from inception to December 31, 2019. Published and unpublished controlled trials with different acupuncture interventions will be selected, trials of antiviral drugs as the control group. All patients of HZ will be included, except for those diagnosed with PHN, immunocompromised patients, or those with complications. The effective therapy rate and the incidence of PHN are primary outcomes. The NMA will be analyzed with Stata 13.0 and GeMTC 0.14.3. DISCUSSION: The NMA will be established to compare various interventions of acupuncture for the therapy of HZ, that could resolve the limitations of previous methodologies with this protocol. It will be possible to determine the best acupuncture intervention for more primary outcomes of therapy, including subgroup analysis of patients with aged ≥50 years and those of aged <50 years. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The NMA does not require ethical approval. The data analyzed is not personal. It is only systematically used to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments. The results will be disseminated through international conference reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts. STRENGTH AND LIMITATIONS OF THIS STUDY: A comprehensive methodology is established to rank various interventions of acupuncture by which best evidence-based intervention may be recommended for those population groups of aged ≥50 years and aged <50 years. PROSPERO REGISTRATION NUMBER: CRD42019118369.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Herpes Zoster/terapia , Humanos , Metanálise em Rede , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e21957, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899030

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INTRODUCTION: Although there are various therapeutic methods for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, each has its advantages and shortcomings, and a definitive treatment method is yet to be determined. This pilot study is designed to obtain basic data for a further large-scale trial as well as provide information about the feasibility of thread embedding acupuncture (TEA) with polydioxanone thread in knee osteoarthritis patients. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study is a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TEA for knee osteoarthritis. Forty participants will be recruited at the hospital and after randomization into 2 groups of 20 (experimental and control); they will be treated for 6 weeks. The experimental group will receive TEA treatment 6 times (1 time/week) in 6 weeks on 14 defined knee areas, and the control group, acupuncture treatments 12 times (2 times/week) in 6 weeks on 9 defined acupuncture points. The visual analogue scale (VAS) will be used for the primary efficacy assessment and Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) will be used for the secondary efficacy assessment. The follow-ups before clinical trial, 3 weeks after procedure, 6 weeks after procedure, and 4 weeks after the end of procedure will be done to compare the degree of pain with the control group, which received the acupuncture treatment. CONCLUSION: The trial based on this study will provide clinical information on the efficacy and safety of TEA treatment on knee osteoarthritis. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: KCT0004844.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Osteoartrite do Joelho/terapia , Terapia por Acupuntura/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Medição da Dor/métodos , Polidioxanona/uso terapêutico , Escala Visual Analógica
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e22055, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899068

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BACKGROUND: Multiple randomized controlled trials have shown that acupuncture (ACU) work well in the treating mammary gland hyperplasia, which has been widely used in hospitals of China. Although the choices of ACU treatments varies in practice, most are based on experience or preference. Therefore, we outline a plan to assess and rank the efficacy of the various ACU methods to formulate a prioritized regimen for mammary gland hyperplasia in ACU therapy. METHODS: We will make a comprehensive retrieval in 7 databases as following: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, China BioMedical Literature, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Scientific Journals Database, and Wanfang database. The time is limited from the construction of the library to June 2020. We will evaluate the quality and the evidence of the included randomized controlled trials by the risk of bias tool and grading of recommendations assessment, development and evaluation, respectively. Bayesian network meta-analysis will be conducted using Stata16.0 and WinBUGS V.1.4.3. RESULTS: The results of this study will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. CONCLUSIONS: Our study is expected to provide high-quality, evidence-based recommendations on further treatment of MGH for clinicians. REGISTRATION: PROSPERO (registration number CRD42020158743).


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Hiperplasia/terapia , Glândulas Mamárias Humanas/patologia , Adulto , Teorema de Bayes , China/epidemiologia , Protocolos Clínicos , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metanálise em Rede , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e22056, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899069

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INTRODUCTION: With the development of social economy, transportation and various infrastructures have also developed, but it has objectively increased the number of patients with head injury. Although the current craniocerebral medicine technology continues to advance, long-term bed rest and other complications have led to an insignificant decrease in the mortality rate of coma patients. It is not uncommon for patients with disturbance of consciousness caused by head injury in major hospitals. METHODS/DESIGN: This will be a retrospective, single-blind clinical observational study. We will select 50 cases that meet the subject's selection criteria. According to whether they received acupuncture treatment or not, they will be randomly divided into 2 groups, namely treatment group and control group. The control group will be given conventional Western medicine treatment, and the treatment group will be given acupuncture method of removing-stasis and resuscitating treatment on the basis of the control group. DISCUSSION: Our purpose is to observe the role of acupuncture method of removing-stasis and resuscitating in promoting the recovery of patients with severe head injury. We aim to provide more evidence-based medical evidence for acupuncture treatment of this disease. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov, ChiCTR2000034732, Registered on 19 July 2020.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Lesões Encefálicas Traumáticas/complicações , Coma/terapia , Estado Vegetativo Persistente/terapia , Ressuscitação/métodos , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Coma/etiologia , Coma/mortalidade , Terapia Combinada , Estado de Consciência , Feminino , Escala de Coma de Glasgow , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Medicamentos sob Prescrição , Estudos Retrospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Método Simples-Cego
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e22068, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899073

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INTRODUCTION: Nearly 20% of night shift nurses will cause shift work disorder (SWD) due to the disruption of sleep-wake cycle, which not only affects the daily work efficiency, but also brings a huge burden on physical and mental health. Acupuncture is a safe and effective intervention on SWD. This trial will combine with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the clinical effects and potential mechanism of acupuncture in the treatment of SWD. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a randomized controlled neuroimaging trial, with enrolled participants, outcome assessors, and data statisticians blinded. 60 patients with SWD and 30 healthy controls who sleep regularly will be recruited and divided into divided into a control group, a true acupoints treatment group (TATG) and a sham acupoints treatment group (SATG) by the ratio of 1:1:1. The TATG and SATG will receive 8 sessions of acupuncture treatment in 4 weeks. Cognitive function scales and MRI scanning will be performed before and after 4-week acupuncture treatment. The control group will receive no intervention. Functional connectivity of intra-network and inter-network will be the primary outcome and effect indicator. The secondary outcomes included Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status, Attentional Network Test, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scale and needle sensation assessment scale. Neuroimage indicators will be correlated with clinical data and scores of cognitive function assessment to explore the possible mechanisms underlying the changes of brain activity caused by acupuncture treatment. DISCUSSION: The results of this study will enable us to verify the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on SWD and explore the potential central mechanism of acupuncture on SWD from the change of brain activity.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Encéfalo/diagnóstico por imagem , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Transtornos do Sono do Ritmo Circadiano/terapia , Pontos de Acupuntura , Terapia por Acupuntura/efeitos adversos , Adulto , Encéfalo/irrigação sanguínea , Encéfalo/fisiopatologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China/epidemiologia , Cognição/fisiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Testes Neuropsicológicos , Enfermeiras e Enfermeiros/psicologia , Avaliação de Resultados em Cuidados de Saúde , Transtornos do Sono do Ritmo Circadiano/psicologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22177, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957342

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BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorder places a heavy burden in the clinical treatment of patients of COVID-19. Acupuncture is a recommended treatment of COVID-19 in China, and clinical researches showed the effectiveness of acupuncture. We will conduct this systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for COVID-19. METHODS: Electronic databases of Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Biomedical literature Database (CBM), Chinese Scientific and Journal Database (VIP), and Wan Fang database (Wanfang) will be searched for randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for anxiety disorder of COVID-19 from inception of the database to August 10, 2020. Two reviewers will screen studies, collect information independently. We will utilize RevMan 5.3 for meta-analysis. RESULTS: We will publish the study result to a peer-reviewed journal. CONCLUSION: This study will contribute to provide high-quality evidence of acupuncture for anxiety disorder of COVID-19.


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Terapia por Acupuntura/métodos , Transtornos de Ansiedade/terapia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Transtornos de Ansiedade/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Metanálise como Assunto , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Projetos de Pesquisa , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento
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