Clinical study on concurrent use of electro-acupuncture or Chuna manual therapy with pregabalin for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: safety and effectiveness (open-labeled, parallel, randomized controlled trial, assessor-blinded): A study protocol

This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the concurrent use of two complementary and alternative therapies: electroacupuncture (EA) and Chuna manual therapy (CMT), with pregabalin, which is the conventional pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain. Methods/design: This is an open-label, parallel, assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial, which includes 90 patients with colorectal and breast cancer, who developed CIPN. After a 2-week preparation period, the patients are divided into three groups (pregabalin administration group, pregabalin + EA treatment group, and pregabalin + CMT treatment group), treated for approximately 5 weeks and followed-up 4 weeks after treatment. The primary outcome is assessed using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy/Gynecologic Oncology Group Neurotoxicity subscale score (version 4.0) and the secondary outcome is measured using the Quality of Life Questionnaire-CIPN 20-Item Scale (version 3.0) and the quality of life questionnaire (version 3.0) developed by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer. Moreover, exploratory efficacy and safety evaluations will be conducted based on the chemotherapy-completion rate and nerve conduction studies.
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