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Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00067691
First Posted: August 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2006
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Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether acupuncture is effective in relieving shortness of breath among breast and lung cancer patients.

Condition Intervention
Lung Neoplasms Breast Neoplasms Procedure: Acupuncture

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: November 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2003
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of local or metastatic breast or lung cancer
  • Shortness of breath with onset after cancer diagnosis
  • Life expectancy of at least 4 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior acupuncture
  • Other conditions suspected of causing shortness of breath, such as congestive heart failure, sarcoid disease, pneumonia, or obesity
  • No chest wall deformity
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Anemia
  • Uncontrolled pain or infection
  • Heart valve dysfunction
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00067691


Locations
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00067691     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21AT001029-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: August 25, 2003
First Posted: August 27, 2003
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2006
Last Verified: August 2006

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
Lung cancer
Breast cancer
Shortness of breath
Dyspnea
Metastasis
Breathlessness
Acupuncture

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms
Breast Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Dyspnea
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Signs and Symptoms