Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Acupuncture may cut joint pain among postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer and aromatase inhibitor-related pain, according to a study published in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical...
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To the Editor Dr Hershman and colleagues conducted a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of acupuncture ’s efficacy in reducing aromatase inhibitor–related joint pain among breast cancer survivors compared with sham acupuncture and waitlist control. They concluded that “the study results rejected the null hypothesis that true acupuncture generated the same outcomes as sham acupuncture and waitli st control, although the magnitude of the effect did not achieve the prespecified difference of 2 points,” having selected a 2-point difference as clinically important. However, the difference of 2 points or 30%...
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In Reply As Drs Mao and Farrar point out, based on current guidelines, clinical trials reporting pain should report the proportion of patients with a clinical response (either a 2-point change on an 11-point scale or a 30% reduction). Our study was designed to detect a 2-point difference between groups. We based this on the study by Farrar et al, although we recognize now that their study did not actually define what a clinically meaningful difference between groups is. As we stated in the discussion, several recent randomized studies of pain control interventions have reported clinically meaningful between-group mean diff...
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Conclusions: Acupuncture improved symptoms of CIPN and QoL in Korean women suffering from peripheral neuropathy after chemotherapy using taxane for breast cancer. The effects of acupuncture lasted for at least 1 month after the treatment. PMID: 30420895 [PubMed]
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In this Medical News article, an author and the editor of aJAMA research article on acupuncture for aromatase inhibitor –related pain in women with breast cancer discuss the article’s evolution and implications.
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In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer.
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(JAMA Network) Treatment for breast cancer with aromatase inhibitors often results in joint pain, which can contribute to treatment nonadherence. Several small studies have suggested that acupuncture may decrease aromatase inhibitor-related joint pain.
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This randomized clinical trial compares true acupuncture with sham acupuncture and with waitlist control on the reduction of joint pain related to aromatase inhibitor use in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer.
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Abstract Purpose The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) produced an evidence-based guideline on use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment that was determined to be relevant to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) membership. ASCO considered the guideline for endorsement. Methods The SIO guideline addressed the use of integrative therapies for the management of symptoms and adverse effects, such as anxiety and stress, mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep ...
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We found similar rates of preference for acupuncture versus medication among breast cancer survivors for pain management. Specific attitudes and beliefs predicted such preferences, highlighting the importance of a patient-centred approach to align patient beliefs and preferences with therapeutic options for more effective pain management. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT01013337; Results. PMID: 29440043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
In a randomized controlled trial that was praised as well designed, acupuncture improved pain and stiffness among breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs).Medscape Medical News
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