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Compare the Efficacy of Acupuncture Therapy and Carbamazepine Oral Dosage in Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Multiple Excitability Test

2014-07-23 21:13:44 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The goal of the study is to utilize BCTQ(Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire), VAS (Visual Analog Scale), NCS (Nerve Conduction Study), and MET(Multiple Excitability Test) to evaluate and compare the efficacy of Acupuncture Therapy and Carbamazepine in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Intervention

Carbamazepine, Acupuncture

Location

Taipei Medical University - Wan Fang Hospital
Taipei
Taiwan
116

Status

Recruiting

Source

Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:13:44-0400

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Entrapment of the MEDIAN NERVE in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the CARPAL BONES. This syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma (CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS); wrist injuries; AMYLOID NEUROPATHIES; rheumatoid arthritis (see ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATOID); ACROMEGALY; PREGNANCY; and other conditions. Symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally. Impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p45)

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The articulations between the various CARPAL BONES. This does not include the WRIST JOINT which consists of the articulations between the RADIUS; ULNA; and proximal CARPAL BONES.

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