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Article: Acupuncture for frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles: A double-blind randomized controlled trial

TitleAcupuncture for frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles: A double-blind randomized controlled trial
Authors
KeywordsAcupuncture
Frozen-thawed embryo transfer
Pregnancy rate
Issue Date2010
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/721149/description#description
Citation
Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2010, v. 20 n. 6, p. 814-821 How to Cite?
AbstractThe role of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate has not been evaluated in frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycles. This randomized double-blind study aimed to determine whether acupuncture performed on the day of FET improves clinical outcomes. On the day of FET, 226 patients were randomly allocated to either real or placebo acupuncture according to a computergenerated randomization list in sealed opaque envelopes. They received a session of real or placebo acupuncture for 25 min on site immediately after FET. The anxiety level and serum cortisol concentration were evaluated before and after real and placebo acupuncture. There were no significant differences in rates of overall pregnancy, clinical pregnancy, ongoing pregnancy, live birth and implantation in the placebo acupuncture group, when compared with the real acupuncture group. The anxiety level and serum cortisol concentration were similar for both groups. Only the placebo acupuncture group had significantly higher ongoing pregnancy (P = 0.022) and implantation rates (P = 0.038) than those who declined to join the study and received no acupuncture. In conclusion, comparable pregnancy and live birth rates of FET treatment were found in patients who had one session of real or placebo acupuncture after FET. © 2010, Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125561
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.796
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.459
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dc.contributor.authorWing Sze So, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, EHYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeuk Wong, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorShu Biu Yeung, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung Ho, Pen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T11:38:22Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T11:38:22Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationReproductive Biomedicine Online, 2010, v. 20 n. 6, p. 814-821en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1472-6483en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125561-
dc.description.abstractThe role of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate has not been evaluated in frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycles. This randomized double-blind study aimed to determine whether acupuncture performed on the day of FET improves clinical outcomes. On the day of FET, 226 patients were randomly allocated to either real or placebo acupuncture according to a computergenerated randomization list in sealed opaque envelopes. They received a session of real or placebo acupuncture for 25 min on site immediately after FET. The anxiety level and serum cortisol concentration were evaluated before and after real and placebo acupuncture. There were no significant differences in rates of overall pregnancy, clinical pregnancy, ongoing pregnancy, live birth and implantation in the placebo acupuncture group, when compared with the real acupuncture group. The anxiety level and serum cortisol concentration were similar for both groups. Only the placebo acupuncture group had significantly higher ongoing pregnancy (P = 0.022) and implantation rates (P = 0.038) than those who declined to join the study and received no acupuncture. In conclusion, comparable pregnancy and live birth rates of FET treatment were found in patients who had one session of real or placebo acupuncture after FET. © 2010, Reproductive Healthcare Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/721149/description#description en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofReproductive BioMedicine Onlineen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAcupunctureen_HK
dc.subjectFrozen-thawed embryo transferen_HK
dc.subjectPregnancy rateen_HK
dc.titleAcupuncture for frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles: A double-blind randomized controlled trialen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1472-6483&volume=20&spage=814&epage=821&date=2010&atitle=Accupuncture+for+frozen-thawed+embryo+transfer+cycles:+A+double-blind+randomized+controlled+trialen_HK
dc.identifier.emailNg, EHY:nghye@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailShu Biu Yeung, W:wsbyeung@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChung Ho, P:pcho@hku.hken_HK
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dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rbmo.2010.02.024en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid20382081-
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dc.identifier.volume20en_HK
dc.identifier.issue6en_HK
dc.identifier.spage814en_HK
dc.identifier.epage821en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000279494800015-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridNg, EHY=35238184300en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYeuk Wong, Y=7403041699en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridShu Biu Yeung, W=7102370745en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChung Ho, P=7402211440en_HK

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