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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)
August 25, 2003
August 27, 2003
August 18, 2006
November 2001
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Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients
Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients
The purpose of this study is to determine whether acupuncture is effective in relieving shortness of breath among breast and lung cancer patients.
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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms
Procedure: Acupuncture
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Completed
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November 2003
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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
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT00067691
R21AT001029-01( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
August 2006

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