Acupuncture and clomiphene for Chinese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOSAct): statistical analysis approach with the revision and explanation
DiscussionAlthough the statistical analysis approach used in the primary publication deviated from the statistical analysis planned in the study protocol, focusing on the main effects of the two interventions and their interactions was a more standard approach to a factorial trial and proved to be more suitable and consistent with the characteristics of the trial data. Statistically, the revision is more powerful and precise and should be more useful to the journal and the readers.Trial registrationChinese clinical trial registry,ChiCTR-TRC-12002081. Registered on 20 March 2012. Clinicaltrials.gov,NCT01573858. Registered o...
Source: Trials - November 1, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

Enhancing Acupuncture Treatment Effect Through Non-invasive Neuromodulation
Condition:   Chronic Pain Interventions:   Device: verum acupuncture;   Device: sham acupuncture;   Device: real tDCS;   Device: sham tDCS Sponsor:   Massachusetts General Hospital Not yet recruiting (Source: ClinicalTrials.gov)
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - October 23, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

Using fMRI and sEMG to Evaluate the Effects and Mechanism on Abdominal Acupuncture Combined With Upper Limb Rehabilitation Training on Brain Plasticity of Hemiplegic Patients With Stroke
Conditions:   Brain Ischemia;   Hemiplegic Patients With Stroke;   Image Science;   Electrophysiology of Neuromuscular;   Abdominal Acupuncture Interventions:   Other: Abdominal acupuncture;   Other: Sham abdominal acupuncture Sponsors:   Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;   Chinese University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting (Source: ClinicalTrials.gov)
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - October 19, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

Feasibility of Electro Auricular Acupuncture for Analgesia After ACL Surgery: The Feasibility of Patient Blinding and Effects on Early Postoperative Pain
Conditions:   ACL;   ACL Injury Intervention:   Other: Acupuncture + Standard of Care Sponsor:   Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Enrolling by invitation (Source: ClinicalTrials.gov)
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - October 18, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial
DiscussionThis is a multicenter randomized controlled trial for IBS in China. It may clarify the efficacy of acupuncture as an alternative therapy for IBS. This is the first time ever that the potential mechanism of IBS based on genomics has been investigated.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trials Register, ID:ChiCTR-IOR-15006259. First registered on 14 April 2015. (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - October 1, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

The evaluation of changes in peripheral neuropathy and quality-of-life using low-frequency electrostimulation in patients treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer: a study protocol
This study is a single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled trial with two parallel groups and a 2-week follow-up. We will enroll 80 breast cancer patients who are newly diagnosed with CIPN after chemotherapy. Duloxetine or pregabalin will be prescribed to all participants from the initial assessment. Half of the patients will be assigned into the experimental group and the other half to the control group. The CarebandR (Piomed Inc., Seoul, Korea), a wearable wristband that generates low-frequency electrostimulation, will be administered only to the experimental group. Electrostimulation will be administered on the unila...
Source: Trials - September 29, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

Suture Embedding Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain
Condition:   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: Suture Embedding Acupuncture;   Other: Sham Acupuncture Sponsor:   Taipei Medical University Hospital Recruiting (Source: ClinicalTrials.gov)
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - September 26, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials