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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2016 Vol.17 No.3 P.169-180

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.B1500301


Acupuncture for treating polycystic ovary syndrome: guidance for future randomized controlled trials


Author(s):  Yan Wu, Nicola Robinson, Paul J. Hardiman, Malcolm B. Taw, Jue Zhou, Fang-fang Wang, Fan Qu

Affiliation(s):  Women’s Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310006, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   qufan43@outlook.com

Key Words:  Acupuncture, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Randomized controlled trial


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Yan Wu, Nicola Robinson, Paul J. Hardiman, Malcolm B. Taw, Jue Zhou, Fang-fang Wang, Fan Qu. Acupuncture for treating polycystic ovary syndrome: guidance for future randomized controlled trials[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2016, 17(3): 169-180.

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Abstract: 
Objective: To provide guidance for future randomized controlled trials (RCTs) based on a review concerning acupuncture for treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods: A comprehensive literature search was conducted in October 2015 using MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCISEARCH, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group trials register, Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and the Wanfang databases. RCTs comparing either acupuncture with no/sham/pharmacological intervention or a combination of acupuncture and conventional therapy with conventional therapy in the treatment of PCOS were included in this review. A quality evaluation was performed for each of the included studies. Results: Thirty-one RCTs were included in the review and were divided into four categories according to the type of intervention used in the comparator or control group. Menstrual frequency, hormones, anthropometrics, insulin sensitivity, blood lipids, and fertility were used as the main measurements to assess the effects of acupuncture on the patients with PCOS. Thirty trials, except for one, showed an improvement in at least one of the indicators of PCOS after acupuncture treatment. However, normalizing the methodological and reporting format remains an issue. Conclusions: Based upon this review of current clinical trials concerning acupuncture for treating PCOS, we provide guidelines for better clinical trial design in the future.

针刺治疗多囊卵巢综合征随机对照试验指南

目的:基于对针刺治疗多囊卵巢综合征随机对照临床试验现状的系统总结和分析,提出对未来相关临床研究的建议。
创新点:首次对目前针刺治疗多囊卵巢综合征随机对照临床试验进行了全面的总结和分析,从研究设计和报告规范等方面提出了一系列改进的建议。
方法:对MEDLINE、EMBASE、万方和知网等八个数据库进行了针刺治疗多囊卵巢综合征相关文献的全面检索,按照纳入标准将文章进行分类和总结,并对每项研究进行了详细的质量评估。根据当前的研究情况对未来针刺治疗多囊卵巢综合征的随机对照临床试验提出了一系列建议。
结论:从如何完善实验设计,提高研究质量,加强报告规范等方面提出了一系列改进的建议,对未来针刺治疗多囊卵巢综合征随机对照试验的设计和实施提供了指导和帮助。

关键词:针刺;多囊卵巢综合征;随机对照试验

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[58]Fan QU, MD, PhD, Fellow in the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (FRCCM), an editorial board member of Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B (Biomedicine & Biotechnology), is an Associate Professor and PhD Supervisor at the Women’s Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China. As a Principal Investigator (PI), he has been awarded more than 10 grants in the last five years, published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and has filed 10 patents. In 2015, he was awarded the “Excellence in Integrative Medicine Research Award” by the European Society of Integrative Medicine. Dr. QU was a Work Package 10 (WP10) member in the Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine (GP-TCM) Research in the Post-Genomic Era, a Coordination Action funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Program, and is now Co-Chair of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Interest Group, Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association, European Union and he also serves as Vice-President of the Acupuncture Research Committee, Zhejiang Acupuncture Association, China.

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