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Article: Scalp acupuncture for acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

TitleScalp acupuncture for acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Authors
KeywordsAcupuncture
Allopathy
Brain ischemia
Patient safety
Scalp acupuncture
Issue Date2012
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/
Citation
Evidence - based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, v. 2012, article no. 480950 How to Cite?
AbstractScalp acupuncture (SA) is a commonly used therapeutic approach for stroke throughout China and elsewhere in the world. The objective of this study was to assess clinical efficacy and safety of SA for acute ischemic stroke. A systematical literature search of 6 databases was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of SA for acute ischemic stroke compared with western conventional medicines (WCMs). All statistical analyses were performed by the Rev Man Version 5.0. Eight studies with 538 participants were included in the studies. The studies were deemed to have an unclear risk of bias based on the Cochrane Back Review Group. Compared with the WCM, 6 RCTs showed significant effects of SA for improving neurological deficit scores (P < 0.01); 4 RCTs showed significant effects of SA for favoring the clinical effective rate (P < 0.01) However, the adverse events have not been documented. In conclusion, SA appears to be able to improve neurological deficit score and the clinical effective rate when compared with WCM, though the beneficial effect from SA is possibly overvalued because of generally low methodology of the included trials. No evidence is available for adverse effects. Rigorous well-designed clinical trials are needed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180325
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.931
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.615
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dc.contributor.authorWang, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorShen, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, XMen_US
dc.contributor.authorFu, DLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, CYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLu, LYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLu, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorXie, CLen_US
dc.contributor.authorFang, JQen_US
dc.contributor.authorZheng, GQen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-21T01:36:31Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-21T01:36:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationEvidence - based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, v. 2012, article no. 480950en_US
dc.identifier.issn1741-427X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180325-
dc.description.abstractScalp acupuncture (SA) is a commonly used therapeutic approach for stroke throughout China and elsewhere in the world. The objective of this study was to assess clinical efficacy and safety of SA for acute ischemic stroke. A systematical literature search of 6 databases was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of SA for acute ischemic stroke compared with western conventional medicines (WCMs). All statistical analyses were performed by the Rev Man Version 5.0. Eight studies with 538 participants were included in the studies. The studies were deemed to have an unclear risk of bias based on the Cochrane Back Review Group. Compared with the WCM, 6 RCTs showed significant effects of SA for improving neurological deficit scores (P < 0.01); 4 RCTs showed significant effects of SA for favoring the clinical effective rate (P < 0.01) However, the adverse events have not been documented. In conclusion, SA appears to be able to improve neurological deficit score and the clinical effective rate when compared with WCM, though the beneficial effect from SA is possibly overvalued because of generally low methodology of the included trials. No evidence is available for adverse effects. Rigorous well-designed clinical trials are needed.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/-
dc.relation.ispartofEvidence - based Complementary and Alternative Medicineen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAcupuncture-
dc.subjectAllopathy-
dc.subjectBrain ischemia-
dc.subjectPatient safety-
dc.subjectScalp acupuncture-
dc.titleScalp acupuncture for acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailShen, J: shenjg@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailZheng, GQ: gq_zheng@sina.com-
dc.identifier.authorityShen, J=rp00487en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2012/480950-
dc.identifier.pmid23258988-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3521491-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84871375340-
dc.identifier.hkuros212909en_US
dc.identifier.volume2012, article no. 480950en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000312314200001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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