Research Updates: acupuncture

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  1. Issue 101

    PATERSON and BRITTEN, MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, c.paterson@bristol.ac.uk, have conducted research into acupuncture for chronic illness, co1

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  2. Issue 101

    VICKERS and co-workers, Integrative Medicine Service, Biostatistics Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, NY, NY 10021, USA, vickersa@mskcc.org, have conducted a large randomized trial of acupuncture 1

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  3. Issue 101

    WONDERLING and colleagues, Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, David.Wonderling@lshtm.ac.uk, have analyzed the cost-effectiveness of a randomized controlled tr1

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  4. Issue 100

    LIU and co-workers, Ninth People's Hospital of Chengdu, Sechuan Province 610016, report on clinical observations of 31 cases of chronic bronchitis treated with Bufei Keli.

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  5. Issue 100

    MAA and colleagues, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, have carried out a pilot study of acupuncture or acupressure and their effects on the quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive asthma.

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  6. Issue 100

    YU and colleagues, First Clinical Medical College, Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, Heilongjiang Province, have conducted a clinical study on the effect of acupuncture on Behcet's disease.

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  7. Issue 99

    LU and ZHONG, Department of Endocrinology, Affiliated Hospital of Ganna Medical College, Jiangxi 341000, LWM421@tom.com, describe clinical observations on the treatment of diabetic foot with integrative Chinese and Western medicine.

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  8. Issue 99

    STREITBERGER and colleagues, Department of Anaesthesiology, Coordination Centre for Clinical Trials, University of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany, konrad_streitberger@med.uni-heidelberg.de, have cond1

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  9. Issue 99

    WHITE and co-workers, Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Mail Point OPH, Royal South Hants Hospital, University of Southampton, Brintons Terrace, Southampton, UK, pjw1@soton,ac,uk, have asked the question whether the placebo nee1

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  10. Issue 99

    ZIJLSTRA and co-workers, Department of Anaesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Centre location, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, f.zijlstra@erasmusmc.nl, have reviewed (125 references) the anti-inflammatory actions of acupunctur1

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  11. Issue 98

    ALIMI and co-workers, Pain Management Unit, INSERM, U521, Villejuif, France, have conducted a randomized, single-blinded controlled trial of auricular acupuncture for cancer pain.

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  12. Issue 98

    KERR and co-workers, Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, have conducted a trial of acupuncture in the management of chronic low back pain.

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  13. Issue 97

    BRINKHAUS and colleagues, Institut fuer Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsoekonomie, Klinikum Charite, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, benno.brinkhaus@charite.de, introduce the design of acupun1

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  14. Issue 97

    MELCHART and others, Zentrum fuer naturheilkundliche Forschung, II. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, TU Muenchen, Germany, similarly introduce the design of acupuncture trials in patients with migraine or tension headaches.

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  15. Issue 95

    CHEN and NICKEL, Trillium Medical Center, Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, Mississaauga, Ontario, Canada, have found that acupuncture ameliorates the symptoms in men with chronic prostate inflammation and chronic pelvic pain.

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  16. Issue 92

    ELORRIAGA and colleagues, Department of Anaesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, aelorriaga@sympatico.ca, have reviewed (16 references) the reporting of clinical details in trials of acup1

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  17. Issue 92

    GRABOWSKA et al., Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, 32-38 Uxbridge Road, London W5 2BS, UK, christine.grabowska@tvu.ac.uk, have described the provision of acupuncture in a1

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  18. Issue 92

    SAMUELS, Shoresh Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, reviews (34 references) clinical efficacy of acupuncture for nausea. Abstract: Nausea results from stimulation of the Chemoreceptor Trigger Zone (CTZ) and the Vomiting Centre in the brain. Conventi1

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  19. Issue 91

    LACEY and co-workers, West Chester University, Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center, PA 19383, USA, have reviewed (81 references) the use of acupuncture for the treatment of obesity. Abstract: The usefulness of acupuncture in obesity1

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  20. Issue 91

    NORHEIM and FOENNEBOE, National Research Centre for Alternative Medicine University of Tromsoe, Tromsoe, Norway, arne_norheim@hotmail.com, have conducted a survey of attitudes to the contri1

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