Metabolic profiling of dialysate at sensitized acupoints in knee osteoarthritis patients: A study protocol.

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Summary of "Metabolic profiling of dialysate at sensitized acupoints in knee osteoarthritis patients: A study protocol."

Acupuncture therapy is frequently used to treat Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) in clinic, and usually used local acupoints near the diseased knees as therapeutic targets. Some local acupoints appeared sensitization phenomenon which was called sensitized acupoints, which were regarded as important therapeutic targets to get better therapeutic effect on clinic. Therefore, it is necessary to explore the biological basis of acupoint sensitization. Meanwhile, there is a lack of an analysis of the metabolism for sensitized acupoints in KOA patients. Considering that acupuncture effect could be multi-targeted, omics (such as metabolomics) may be a useful method to reveal the relationship between sensitized acupoints and clinical efficacy of acupuncture.


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Name: Medicine
ISSN: 1536-5964
Pages: e17843


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