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Article: Effect of combined laser acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study

TitleEffect of combined laser acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer-ny.com/link/service/journals/10103/index.htm
Citation
Lasers In Medical Science, 2009, v. 24 n. 2, p. 129-136 How to Cite?
AbstractOur objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of combined 10.6 μm and 650 nm laser irradiation on patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Forty patients with OA were randomly allocated to an active laser group or to a placebo laser group (20 per group). They either received active or sham laser treatment at acupoint Dubi (ST 35) in a total of 12 sessions. There was significant difference between the two groups in the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) osteoarthritis index pain score change from baseline after 2 weeks of treatment (P∈=∈0.047). The pain reduction of the active laser treatment group was 49%, whereas that of the placebo control group was only 13%. However, due to the high patient drop-out rate, the 4-week assessment could not be analyzed. Combined laser treatment seems beneficial to patients with knee OA. However, due to the small sample size and the high drop-out rate of patients in the placebo group, a large sample-size clinical trial is warranted to determine further the therapeutic efficacy of the device. © 2007 Springer-Verlag London Limited.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188610
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.461
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.885
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dc.contributor.authorShen, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorDing, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorTan, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorGao, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorLao, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-03T04:10:35Z-
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dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationLasers In Medical Science, 2009, v. 24 n. 2, p. 129-136en_US
dc.identifier.issn0268-8921en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188610-
dc.description.abstractOur objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of combined 10.6 μm and 650 nm laser irradiation on patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Forty patients with OA were randomly allocated to an active laser group or to a placebo laser group (20 per group). They either received active or sham laser treatment at acupoint Dubi (ST 35) in a total of 12 sessions. There was significant difference between the two groups in the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) osteoarthritis index pain score change from baseline after 2 weeks of treatment (P∈=∈0.047). The pain reduction of the active laser treatment group was 49%, whereas that of the placebo control group was only 13%. However, due to the high patient drop-out rate, the 4-week assessment could not be analyzed. Combined laser treatment seems beneficial to patients with knee OA. However, due to the small sample size and the high drop-out rate of patients in the placebo group, a large sample-size clinical trial is warranted to determine further the therapeutic efficacy of the device. © 2007 Springer-Verlag London Limited.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subject.meshAcupuncture Therapy - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLasers, Gas - Therapeutic Useen_US
dc.subject.meshLasers, Semiconductor - Therapeutic Useen_US
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dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshOsteoarthritis, Knee - Complications - Physiopathology - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_US
dc.subject.meshRange Of Motion, Articularen_US
dc.subject.meshSingle-Blind Methoden_US
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_US
dc.titleEffect of combined laser acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis: A pilot studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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