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Effect of acupuncture on assisted reproduction treatment outcomes.
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PMID:  20959311     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has recently been used as a complementary technique in the management of infertility. It has physiological and psychological effects and may be considered an alternative for stress reduction in women undergoing infertility treatments.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the hypothesis that acupuncture treatment may increase the pregnancy rate in patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles.
METHODS: Patients enrolled in the study were stratified according to age and randomised to either a control group (n=208) or acupuncture group, (n=208). The pregnancy, implantation and abortion rates of the two groups were compared.
RESULTS: No influence of acupuncture treatment on clinical outcomes was seen; however, when cycles in which the causes of infertility were exclusively tubal-uterine or idiopathic were evaluated separately, a positive influence of acupuncture on pregnancy (OR=5.15, 95% CI 1.03 to 34.5; p=0.048) was noted. Moreover, trends toward an increase in implantation were seen when acupuncture was performed (regression coefficient: 0.645; p=0.092).
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that acupuncture treatment had no influence when performed immediately before and immediately after embryo transfer, on clinical outcomes overall. In a subgroup analysis, when the embryo was not affected by an ovarian or seminal influence, a benefit was noted.
Authors:
Camila Madaschi; Daniela Paes Almeida Ferreira Braga; Rita de Cássia Savio Figueira; Assumpto Iaconelli; Edson Borges
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0964-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Acupunct Med     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304117     Medline TA:  Acupunct Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Fertility - Assisted Fertilization Center, São Paulo - SP 01401-002, Brazil.
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