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Efficacy of Acupuncture on Induction of Labor

2014-07-23 21:11:02 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the induction of labor in pregnant women at the 40 weeks + 4 days of gestation.

Description

Women at 40+2-40+4 gestational age were allocated to receive acupuncture twice a week or observation in order to observe the efficacy of acupuncture in labour onset.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Labor

Intervention

acupuncture

Location

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Modena
Mo
Italy
41100

Status

Completed

Source

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:02-0400

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