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Acupuncture Treatment for Hot Flashes Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00421902
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2006 by New York Methodist Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : January 15, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2007
Information provided by:
New York Methodist Hospital

Brief Summary:
Patients with prostate cancer who are / were treated with hormonal treatment and developed hot flashes as a side effect are offered Acupuncture as an investigational intervention. The treatment is performed twice a week for four weeks, then once a week for the following six weeks

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Procedure: Acupuncture Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Acupuncture Treatment for Hot Flashes in Men With Prostate Cancer, A Phase I/II Study
Study Start Date : January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2010

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Relief from the hot flashes as determined by the hot flashes scoring system.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment for prostate cancer using hormonal ablation therapy
  • Average of three or more hot flashes a day
  • Performance Status (Karnofsky ≥ 60)
  • Patients must be ≥ 18 years of age
  • No other clinically significant disease
  • Signed study-specific consent form prior to study entry

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Initiation of a new chemotherapy regimen, immunotherapy; or initiation/ cessation of hormonal therapy during the study or for 3 weeks before the start of the study
  • Pharmacological treatment of hot flashes or use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (unless the dose and patients’ condition have been stable for 4 weeks)
  • Skin infections
  • Patients who had acupuncture treatment in the 6 weeks prior to entering the study, or acupuncture given specifically for the treatment of hot flashes in the previous 6 months.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00421902

Contact: Hani Ashamalla, MD, FCCP 718 780 3677 hashamalla@aol.com
Contact: Adel Guirguis, MD, MS 718 780 3677 adg9003@nyo.org

United States, New York
NY Methodist Hospital Recruiting
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11215
Contact: Adel Guirguis, MD, MS    718-780-3677    adg9003@nyp.org   
Principal Investigator: Hani Ashamalla, MD, FCCP         
Sub-Investigator: Francis Florio, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Bahaa Mokhtar, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York Methodist Hospital
Principal Investigator: Hani Ashamalla, MD, FCCP NY Methodist Hospital
Study Director: Adel Guirguis, MD, MS NY Methodist Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00421902     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NYM # 325
First Posted: January 15, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2007
Last Verified: November 2006

Keywords provided by New York Methodist Hospital:
Hot flashes, prostate cancer, acupuncture
Prostate cancer patients with hot flashes due to their hormonal treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Hot Flashes
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Signs and Symptoms