PMID- 29355951
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20180807
LR  - 20181202
IS  - 1879-3479 (Electronic)
IS  - 0020-7292 (Linking)
VI  - 141
IP  - 2
DP  - 2018 May
TI  - Evaluation of outpatient acupuncture for relief of pregnancy-related conditions.
PG  - 151-158
LID - 10.1002/ijgo.12446 [doi]
AB  - BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is a non-pharmacological option to relieve
      pregnancy-related complaints. OBJECTIVES: To critically appraise the best
      available evidence for the use of acupuncture in outpatient care. SEARCH
      STRATEGY: The MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
      databases were searched for English-language and German-language papers published
      from January 1980 to March 2017 using search terms related to pregnancy combined 
      with 'acupuncture'. SELECTION CRITERIA: Systematic reviews and randomized
      controlled trials (RCTs) comparing non-pharmacological treatments in unselected
      or low-risk pregnant women. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Quality was assessed
      using a checklist (A Measurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews) and the
      Cochrane risk of bias tool. Meta-analyses were also performed. MAIN RESULTS:
      High-quality systematic reviews (n=5) and RCTs with low risk of bias (n=3) were
      identified. The systematic reviews were based on single studies, with small
      sample sizes, that showed a benefit of acupuncture for evening pelvic pain;
      pelvic and low-back pain; nausea; functional disability; and sleep quality.
      Contradictory results were found in the RCTs regarding cesarean delivery; time to
      delivery; spontaneous labor; fetal distress; and Apgar score. Data pooling
      emphasized the heterogeneity of results. CONCLUSIONS: Evidence to support the use
      of acupuncture for relief of pregnancy-related conditions was limited.
CI  - (c) 2018 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
FAU - Buchberger, Barbara
AU  - Buchberger B
AD  - Research Unit Health Technology Assessment and Systematic Reviews, Institute for 
      Health Care Management and Research, Faculty of Economics and Business
      Administration, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.
FAU - Krabbe, Laura
AU  - Krabbe L
AD  - Research Unit Health Technology Assessment and Systematic Reviews, Institute for 
      Health Care Management and Research, Faculty of Economics and Business
      Administration, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
PT  - Review
DEP - 20180211
PL  - United States
TA  - Int J Gynaecol Obstet
JT  - International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the
      International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
JID - 0210174
SB  - IM
MH  - Acupuncture Therapy/*methods
MH  - Cesarean Section
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Low Back Pain/therapy
MH  - Outpatients
MH  - Pelvic Pain/therapy
MH  - Pregnancy
MH  - Pregnancy Complications/*therapy
MH  - Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
OTO - NOTNLM
OT  - Acupuncture
OT  - Labor
OT  - Meta-analysis
OT  - Outpatient care
OT  - Pregnancy
OT  - Randomized controlled trial
OT  - Review
EDAT- 2018/01/23 06:00
MHDA- 2018/08/08 06:00
CRDT- 2018/01/23 06:00
PHST- 2017/07/17 00:00 [received]
PHST- 2017/10/15 00:00 [revised]
PHST- 2018/01/17 00:00 [accepted]
PHST- 2018/01/23 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2018/08/08 06:00 [medline]
PHST- 2018/01/23 06:00 [entrez]
AID - 10.1002/ijgo.12446 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2018 May;141(2):151-158. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12446. Epub
      2018 Feb 11.