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Effect of laser acupuncture on dry eye: A study protocol for a 2-center randomized controlled trial.

Abstract Dry eye is a common ophthalmologic disorder that causes ocular discomfort and has become a worldwide health concern. Patients with dry eye often turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) because of unsatisfactory conventional treatments. Acupuncture is one of the most popular interventions of CAM used, and laser acupuncture (LA) is a noninvasive technique.
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PMID- 29851803
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20180606
LR  - 20180606
IS  - 1536-5964 (Electronic)
IS  - 0025-7974 (Linking)
VI  - 97
IP  - 22
DP  - 2018 Jun
TI  - Effect of laser acupuncture on dry eye: A study protocol for a 2-center
      randomized controlled trial.
PG  - e10875
LID - 10.1097/MD.0000000000010875 [doi]
AB  - BACKGROUND: Dry eye is a common ophthalmologic disorder that causes ocular
      discomfort and has become a worldwide health concern. Patients with dry eye often
      turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) because of unsatisfactory
      conventional treatments. Acupuncture is one of the most popular interventions of 
      CAM used, and laser acupuncture (LA) is a noninvasive technique. METHODS: This
      protocol is a 2-center randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of
      laser acupuncture on dry eye. Two hundred participants aged 20 to 65 years will
      be randomly assigned to the experimental group (LA plus conventional treatment)
      or the sham control group (LA without laser output plus conventional treatment)
      at 2 clinical research centers in South Taiwan. The subjects will undergo LA
      treatment thrice a week for 12 weeks. The subjects in the experimental group will
      sequentially receive 0.375 J of energy at each of the following acupoints: BL2,
      TE23, ST2, LI4, ST36, and GB37. The subjects in the control group will also
      receive a sham LA treatment, without any laser output. Outcome assessments will
      include evaluation of the ocular surface disease index (OSDI), tear film break-up
      time (TFBUT), Schirmer-I test finding, and the visual analog scale (VAS) score at
      4 and 12 weeks before treatment. The OSDI, TFBUT, Schirmer-I test result, and VAS
      score of the participants will be analyzed and compared between the experimental 
      and control groups using the paired t test and one-way analysis of variance.
      OBJECTIVES: The aim of this protocol is to investigate the efficacy of LA therapy
      in patients with dry eye. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03204903.
FAU - Hu, Wen-Long
AU  - Hu WL
AD  - Department of Chinese Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang 
      Gung University College of Medicine.
AD  - Fooyin University College of Nursing.
AD  - Kaohsiung Medical University College of Medicine.
FAU - Wu, Pei-Chang
AU  - Wu PC
AD  - Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang
      Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung.
FAU - Pan, Li-Yen
AU  - Pan LY
AD  - Department of Ophthalmology, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan.
FAU - Yu, Hun-Ju
AU  - Yu HJ
AD  - Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang
      Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung.
FAU - Pan, Chih-Chin
AU  - Pan CC
AD  - Sunming Eye Clinic, Kaohsiung.
FAU - Hung, Yu-Chiang
AU  - Hung YC
AD  - Department of Chinese Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang 
      Gung University College of Medicine.
AD  - School of Chinese Medicine for Post Baccalaureate I-Shou University, Kaohsiung,
      Taiwan.
LA  - eng
SI  - ClinicalTrials.gov/NCT03204903
PT  - Journal Article
PT  - Multicenter Study
PT  - Randomized Controlled Trial
PL  - United States
TA  - Medicine (Baltimore)
JT  - Medicine
JID - 2985248R
SB  - AIM
SB  - IM
MH  - Acupuncture Therapy/*methods
MH  - Adult
MH  - Aged
MH  - Clinical Protocols
MH  - Dry Eye Syndromes/*therapy
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Laser Therapy/*methods
MH  - Male
MH  - Middle Aged
MH  - Treatment Outcome
MH  - Young Adult
EDAT- 2018/06/01 06:00
MHDA- 2018/06/07 06:00
CRDT- 2018/06/01 06:00
PHST- 2018/06/01 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2018/06/01 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2018/06/07 06:00 [medline]
AID - 10.1097/MD.0000000000010875 [doi]
AID - 00005792-201806010-00031 [pii]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(22):e10875. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000010875.