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Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Launched by GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY · Nov 3, 1999

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Trial Information

Current as of December 03, 2023

Completed

Keywords

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Acupuncture Median Nerve Single Blind Mute Methodology

Description

This is a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study's aims are: (1) To show that we can develop a "single-blind mute" methodology that will enable true and alternative acupuncture to be given in a standardized and unbiased fashion. (2) To identify and standardize the most appropriate invasive control (alternative) acupuncture points for CTS. (3) To develop a manual of acupuncture methods that codifies the techniques of administration of true and alternative points that can be used at any site performing a randomized clinical trial ...

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All

Eligibility criteria

  • Inclusion Criteria:
  • Hand or wrist pain combined with parathesias or numbness in any or all fingers, predominating in a median nerve distribution, and especially occurring at night
  • Symptoms unresponsive or poorly responsive to standard conservative therapy (wrist splints, analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Electrodiagnostic evidence of distal median neuropathy compatible with carpal tunnel syndrome (to be confirmed at study site)
  • Symptoms present for at least 3 months
  • No prior treatment with acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Exclusion Criteria:
  • Evidence of pronounced abductor pollicis weakness or significant thenar wasting (probable candidate for carpal tunnel surgery)
  • Prior carpal tunnel surgery on affected side
  • Use of narcotic analgesia
  • History of wrist or hand fracture on the symptomatic limb
  • Current pregnancy or less than 3 months postpartum
  • Corticosteroid injection into the carpal tunnel within 3 months
  • History of generalized peripheral neuropathy or clinical or electrodiagnostic evidence of generalized polyneuropathy or mononeuropathy multiplex
  • History of other neurologic disorders which may cause confusion with the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome, including but not limited to stroke, cervical radiculopathy, myelopathy, subdural hematoma, brain tumor
  • Inflammatory articular disease or tendinitis of the hand or wrist by history or physical examination
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • Clinical hypothyroidism
  • Chronic renal failure or renal dialysis or forearm fistulae
  • Other disorder known to predispose to carpal tunnel syndrome including acromegaly, multiple myeloma, amyloidosis

Attachments

readout_NCT00000394_2023-12-03.pdf

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NCT00000394_study_protocol.pdf

4.5 MB

About company

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Contacts

JC

Jennifer Cobb

Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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