Magnetic Acupressure in Reducing Pain in Cancer Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00670917|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : May 2, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2010
RATIONALE: Acupressure may help relieve pain in cancer patients undergoing bone marrow aspiration and biopsy. It is not yet known whether magnetic acupressure is more effective than sham acupressure in reducing pain in cancer patients undergoing bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial is studying magnetic acupressure to see how well it works compared with sham acupressure in reducing pain in cancer patients undergoing bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders Leukemia Lymphoma Lymphoproliferative Disorder Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm Myelodysplastic Syndromes Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Pain Precancerous Condition Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific||Other: questionnaire administration Procedure: acupressure therapy Procedure: biopsy Procedure: bone marrow aspiration Procedure: pain therapy||Not Applicable|
- To compare pain rating in cancer patients undergoing bone marrow aspiration and biopsy (BMAB) treated with magnetic acupressure at bilateral large intestine 4 (LI 4) points vs sham acupressure at bilateral proximal fourth interosseus space of the hand.
- To compare the duration of BMAB, patient's rating of the procedure, and patient's willingness to receive acupressure during subsequent BMABs.
OUTLINE: Patients are stratified according to the number of prior bone marrow aspirations and biopsies (BMAB) (0-1 vs ≥ 2) and type of procedure (bone marrow aspiration alone vs BMAB). Patients are randomized to one of two treatment arms.
- Arm I (acupressure): Patients receive acupressure at bilateral large intestine 4 (LI 4) points using Haci Magnetic Acupressure Suction Cups (MASC) during BMAB.
- Arm II (sham acupressure): Patients receive acupressure at bilateral proximal fourth interosseus space of the hand using the same size MASC as in arm I during BMAB.
Patients in both arms also receive analgesic and anxiolytic medications as determined by the acupressure operator and physician.
Patients complete a questionnaire before and after BMAB to assess pain experienced before and during BMAB and their attitude towards the procedure.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||A Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing the Effect of Magnetic Acupressure in Reducing Pain in Cancer Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy|
|Study Start Date :||April 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2009|
- Pain scores before and during bone marrow aspiration and biopsy (BMAB) as measured by a patient-reported 11-point visual analogue pain scale
- Clinical benefit response as measured by duration of BMAB, patient's rating of the procedure, and patient's willingness to receive acupressure during subsequent BMAB
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|United States, Maryland|
|Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins||Recruiting|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410|
|Contact: Clinical Trials Office - Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Ce 410-955-8804 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Stuart A. Grossman, MD||Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center|