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Acupuncture in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome:a meta-analysisCN

WANG Qingsong;ZHANG Jun;CHEN Huaxian;DING Xudong;Department of Rehabilitation,Xiangyang NO.1 People’s Hospital Affiliated of Hubei University of Medicine;

Abstract:Objective To evaluate the efficiency of acupuncture in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.Methods The databases such as the ISI Web of Knowledge databases,PubMed,EMbase,Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials(CENTRAL),CBM,CNKI and WanFang from establishment to October 1,2017 were searched,and the randomized controlled trials(RCTs)about acupuncture in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome were collected.After study selection,meta-analysis was performed by using the RevMan 5.2software.In accordance with the principles of relevant inclusion and exclusion criteria,the level of evidence was assessed by using the GRADE system.Results Five studies involving 160 patients were included.The results of metaanalysis showed that compared with the non-acupuncture group,distal motor latency shortened obviously(SMD=-1.56,95%CI-2.21--0.91,P<0.000 01),distal sensory latency shortened obviously(SMD=-0.62,95%CI-1.08--0.16,P=0.008),nerve conduction velocity fast obviously(MD=3.12,95%CI1.52-4.72,P=0.000 1),global symptom score heightened obviously(MD=0.29,95%CI0.13-0.45,P=0.000 3).Conclusion Acupuncture is effective in carpal tunnel syndrome.However,because of the low quality of the original research,we suggest that the acupuncture method should be carefully selected in clinical practice.
  • Series:

    (E) Medicine & Public Health

  • Subject:

    Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Classification Code:

    R246.9

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