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Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture for Dizziness and Vertigo in Emergency Department: a Clinical Control Trial

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02358239
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 6, 2015
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Po-Chi Hsu, Changhua Christian Hospital

Brief Summary:
Dizziness and vertigo account for roughly 4% of chief symptoms in the emergency department (ED). Pharmacological therapy is often solicited for these symptoms, such as vestibular suppressants, anti-emetics and benzodiazepines. However, every medication is accompanied with unavoidable side-effects. To the best of the investigators knowledge, no papers surveyed assess the feasibility of applying acupuncture as an emergent intervention means to the treatment of dizziness and vertigo. The investigators study targeted on filling in this gap by performing a clinical control trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine - acupuncture - in treating patients with dizziness and vertigo in ED.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dizziness Vertigo Procedure: acupuncture Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : February 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for dizziness and vertigo
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in treating patients with dizziness and vertigo in ED.
Procedure: acupuncture
Experiment group received acupuncture at Zusanli (ST36) and Neiguan (PC6) acupuncture points




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) of dizziness [ Time Frame: after the first 30 minutes after acupuncture ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Visit emergency department and stay in observation unit.
  • Consult otolaryngologist and neurologist to rule in dizziness and giddiness, auditory vertigo, vertebrobasilar artery syndrome, and peripheral vestibular disorders - Ménière's disease, benign paroxymal peripheral vertigo, and vestibular neuritis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Serious comorbid conditions (for example, life-threatening condition or progressive central disorder).
  2. Patients who cannot communicate reliably with the investigator or who are not likely to obey the instructions of the trial.

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Responsible Party: Po-Chi Hsu, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, Changhua Christian Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02358239     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 120403
First Posted: February 6, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015
Keywords provided by Po-Chi Hsu, Changhua Christian Hospital:
dizziness and vertigo
emergency department (ED)
clinical trial
acupuncture
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vertigo
Dizziness
Vestibular Diseases
Labyrinth Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Sensation Disorders