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Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00067691
First received: August 25, 2003
Last updated: August 16, 2006
Last verified: August 2006

August 25, 2003
August 16, 2006
November 2001
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Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients
Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients

The purpose of this study is to determine whether acupuncture is effective in relieving shortness of breath among breast and lung cancer patients.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms
Procedure: Acupuncture
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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November 2003
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of local or metastatic breast or lung cancer
  • Shortness of breath with onset after cancer diagnosis
  • Life expectancy of at least 4 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior acupuncture
  • Other conditions suspected of causing shortness of breath, such as congestive heart failure, sarcoid disease, pneumonia, or obesity
  • No chest wall deformity
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Anemia
  • Uncontrolled pain or infection
  • Heart valve dysfunction
Both
18 Years and older
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United States
 
NCT00067691
R21 AT001029-01
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
August 2006

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