Acupuncture and Auditory Evoked Potentials

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2006 by University Medicine Greifswald.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 6, 2006
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Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Evoked Potentials Healthy Volunteers Procedure: Acupuncture Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 10 participants
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
Study Start Date : January 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acupuncture
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Latency and amplitude of auditory evoked potentials

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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 (NCT number): 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 Identifier: NCT00333606     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: III UV 12/06
First Posted: June 6, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2006
Last Verified: June 2006