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Acupuncture and Auditory Evoked Potentials

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2006 by University Medicine Greifswald.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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University Medicine Greifswald Identifier:
First received: June 3, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2006
History: No changes posted
To investigate whether body acupuncture of acupuncture points specific for hearing influences the auditory avoked potentials in comparison to puncture of non-specific acupuncture points

Condition Intervention Phase
Evoked Potentials Healthy Volunteers Procedure: Acupuncture Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Effects of Acupuncture on the Auditory Evoked Potentials: a Randomized Volunteer Crossover Study

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Further study details as provided by University Medicine Greifswald:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Latency and amplitude of auditory evoked potentials

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: January 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Healthy volunteers aged 20-40 years
  2. Physical status I according to American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification
  3. No history of nervous or psychiatric disease
  4. Normal audiogram before the study
  5. No chronic consume of analgesics, anticoagulants and/or antiplatelet agents, sedatives or alcohol
  6. No local infection at the site of acupuncture
  7. Volunteers who have given informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant or nursing females.
  2. History of peripheral neuropathy
  3. Abnormal skin conditions (infection, scars, psoriasis, eczema)
  4. Inflamed site of acupuncture within 1 week
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00333606

Contact: Taras I Usichenko, M.D. +493834865803

Ernst Moritz Arndt University Recruiting
Greifswald, Germany, 17475
Contact: Taras I Usichenko, M.D.    +493834865806   
Sub-Investigator: Peggy Lietz         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medicine Greifswald
Study Chair: Taras I Usichenko, M.D. Ernst Moritz Arndt University
Principal Investigator: Reinhard Schmidt, M.D. Ernst Moritz Arndt University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00333606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: III UV 12/06
Study First Received: June 3, 2006
Last Updated: June 3, 2006 processed this record on August 18, 2017