Treatment of Functional Dyspepsia With Acupuncture

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2013
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Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore

November 4, 2008
November 6, 2008
June 21, 2013
February 2007
December 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Resolution of symptoms [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
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Health-related quality of life and hospital anxiety & depression scale [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
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Treatment of Functional Dyspepsia With Acupuncture
Treatment of Functional Dyspepsia With Acupuncture: A Randomized, Blinded, Sham Acupuncture Controlled Study
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is one of the most common chronic gastrointestinal disorders affecting humans. Existing therapies for FD are still far from satisfactory and new therapies are constantly being sought. Acupuncture has been used for the alleviation of functional gastrointestinal symptoms in several non-controlled studies. This study aims to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture in patients with FD.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Functional Dyspepsia
  • Other: Acupuncture
    Patients will be stimulated at specific acupuncture points as determined for treatment of the disease by certified acupuncturists
  • Other: Sham acupuncture
    Patients will be given sham acupuncture treatment at dummy acupuncture points
  • Experimental: Acupuncture
    Patients given acupuncture treatment
    Intervention: Other: Acupuncture
  • Sham Comparator: Sham acupuncture
    Patients given sham acupuncture treatment
    Intervention: Other: Sham acupuncture
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December 2009
December 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion criteria:

- female and male patients with functional dyspepsia between the ages of ≥18 and ≤70 years. FD will be diagnosed according to the Rome-III criteria. Onset of FD symptoms should begin at least 6 months before clinical presentation and must be fulfilled for the last 3 months and his or her FD symptoms score must be of at least moderate severity.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Subjects unable to give informed consent
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding females or women who get pregnant midway
  • Subjects who have received acupuncture treatment before
  • Subjects who have had a previous gastrointestinal surgery except appendectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Any significant past or concurrent disease or disorder which, in the opinion of the investigator, may either put subject at risk in the study, influence the results of the study or influence subject's ability to participate in the study
  • Maintenance treatment with PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) and H2RAs (H2-receptor antagonists) continuously (every day) in the last 6 months prior to entry into the study
  • Treatment with PPIs and H2RAs, prokinetics, antibiotics, prostaglandins or bismuth-containing compounds during the last 2 weeks prior to entry into the study
  • H. pylori eradication treatment within the past 12 months before study start
  • H. pylori positive patients
  • Patients with bleeding diathesis
  • Known or suspected hypersensitivity to acupuncture.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
National University Hospital, Singapore
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Principal Investigator: Khek Yu Ho, MD National University Hospital, Singapore
National University Hospital, Singapore
June 2013

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