Traditional Chinese Medicine Syndrome Identification in Paediatric Neurology

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2011 by The University of Hong Kong
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Information provided by:
The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01335282
First received: April 12, 2011
Last updated: April 13, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
  Purpose

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a history of more than two millenniums. It has been a common practice in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea and is becoming increasingly popular worldwide in recent decades However, there is no general consensus for treatment of many diseases among TCM practitioners. In some specialties, such as neurology, there is not enough well documented case reports for practitioners to make reference with. Different practitioners may give different opinions according to their own experience and patients often feel frustrated about that.

Therefore, it is worth recording cases of neurological diseases, with accurate western medicine diagnosis and TCM theory explained. Possible TCM treatments can be suggested accordingly. Being an academic research supervised by western medicine doctor, this study can help to suggest more objective opinion with least conflict of interest.


Condition
Other Diagnoses and Conditions

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Traditional Chinese Medicine Syndrome Identification in Paediatric Neurology

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Further study details as provided by The University of Hong Kong:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: April 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a history of more than two millenniums. It has been a common practice in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. In recent decades, it is becoming increasingly popular worldwide(Victor S. Sierpina 2005). Studies in Hong Kong, showed that TCM is quite common among children in Hong Kong, with about a quarter of children consulting a pediatrician are concurrently using Chinese Medicine.(Lee 2006; Li 2006).

However, there is a lack of standardized protocol for treatment of many diseases among TCM practitioners. In some specialties, such as neurology, there is not enough well documented case reports for TCM practitioners to make reference. Different TCM practitioners may give different opinions according to their own experience and patients often feel frustrated about that.

Therefore, it is worth recording cases of neurological diseases, with accurate western medicine diagnosis and TCM theory explained. Possible TCM treatments can be suggested accordingly. Being an academic research supervised by western medicine doctor, this study can help to suggest more objective opinion with least conflict of interest.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

From Primary care clinic

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving medical care in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Queen Mary Hospital or the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital, and
  • Patients (or their care takers) who are able to provide accurate information about their signs and symptoms

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients (or their care takers) who are unable to report a reliable medical history
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01335282

Contacts
Contact: Virginia CN Wong, Professor 2255 4485 vcnwong@hkucc.hku.hk
Contact: Vanessa LY Chu, MChinMed 2255 3454 vchu@hku.hk

Locations
China
Queen Mary Hospital Recruiting
Hong Kong, China
Contact: Viriginia CN Wong    22554485    vcnwong@hku.hk   
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Hong Kong
Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Virginia CN Wong, Professor The University of Hong Kong
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Prof Virginia CN Wong, Department of Peadiatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01335282     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UW07-163
Study First Received: April 12, 2011
Last Updated: April 13, 2011
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Department of Health

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 30, 2014