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Electro-acupuncture reduces arthralgia in cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A randomised trial of electro-acupuncture for arthralgia related to aromatase inhibitor use

Eur J Cancer. 2014 Jan;50(2):267-76. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2013.09.022. Epub 2013 Oct 24

Contributing Authors: JJ Mao SX Xie JT Farrar CT Stricker MA Bowman D Bruner A Demichele

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Synopsis

67 women with non-metastatic breast cancer (Stage I-III) experiencing joint pain attributed to the use of aromatase inhibitor (AI) were included in this study. Subjects were randomized to an intervention group, or a wait list control (WLC) group. Those randomized to the intervention group were further randomly allocated to either electro-acupuncture (EA; electrical stimulation via acupuncture need...

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