Acupressure to Treat Nausea and Vomiting in HIV/AIDS Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 14, 2001
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2010
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National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see whether acupressure (acupuncture using pressure applied by the hands instead of needles) can help nausea and vomiting in persons with HIV/AIDS.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
HIV Infections Procedure: Acupressure Phase 1

Detailed Description:
This is a Phase I trial (a study to evaluate effectiveness in a small number of patients). Patients will get 4 acupressure treatments and will wear acupressure wristbands for 1 week. Patients will write down all drugs they take and will make a note of when they get nausea and vomiting. They also will give written answers to different questions. No drugs will be given as part of this study. Patients will be paid for participating.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Acupressure Study

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Are HIV-positive.
  • Have nausea and/or vomiting an average of 2 times per day for at least 1 week.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00017823

United States, New York
Columbia Univ School of Nursing / Center for AIDS Research
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Identifier: NCT00017823     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9941
First Posted: June 14, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 21, 2010
Last Verified: April 2001

Keywords provided by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR):
complementary therapies
HIV Infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases