Heart Rate Variability Assessment in Dialysis Patients by Acupuncture

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China Medical University

Status

Completed

Conditions

RLS

Treatments

Other: Acupuncture needle with electrical stimulation
Other: Sham electroacupuncture

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04356794
Y_105_0300

Details and patient eligibility

About

Title of the study:Heart Rate Variability Assessment in Dialysis Patients by Acupuncture Study period: 08/2019 - 07/2021 Institution: the Graduate Institute of Chinese Medical Science, China Medical University/ Changhua Christian Hospital,Taiwan Aim of the study: To investigate the effect of medical acupuncture in comparison to placebo acupuncture by heart rate variability(HRV) Design: Prospective randomized trial Intervention: Experiment group using indwelling fixed needles, N=30 ; Control group using placebo needles, N=30 Outcome measures: International RLS Rating Scale, HRV

Full description

RLS occurs in 3-15% of the general population and in 10-30% of patients on maintenance dialysis. End-stage renal disease, a decrease in HRV is typically found, with abnormal HRV being considered an independent risk factor for mortality.While the majority of studies show an initial improvement in symptoms, longer studies and clinical experience show that either treatment efficacy decreases with time, and/or augmentation develops: dopaminergic augmentation has been reported to be the main reason for treatment discontinuation and treatment failure in RLS/WED. The study randomly assigned to either true acupuncture treatment or placebo/sham acupuncture treatment. Each participant will undergo 12 treatments third-weekly, for a period of 4 weeks. At the end of the eighth treatment session, each participant will again fill out a IRLSRS questionnaire ,ISI and HRV test. At the end of the treatment regimen and 5weeks, participants will again fill out a IRLSRS questionnaire ,ISI and HRV test.

Enrollment

35 patients

Sex

All

Ages

20 to 90 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Dialysis patients with RLS
  • The symptoms expressed ≧ 3 months and more than twice per week.
  • A score of at least 20 corresponding to severe RLS ( International Restless Legs Syndrome Rating Scale, IRLSRS).Dialysis patients with RLS

Exclusion criteria

  • Idiopathic RLS
  • Other movement disorders, various psychiatric and organic disorders, cognitive impairment, or bleeding disorders, on anticoagulant therapy, or cardiac pacemaker.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

35 participants in 2 patient groups

Medical electroacupuncture(EA)
Experimental group
Description:
EA were treated for 4 weeks, 3 times per week.
Treatment:
Other: Acupuncture needle with electrical stimulation
Sham electroacupuncture
Sham Comparator group
Description:
Sham acupuncture was performed without stimulation and manipulation to avoid eliciting "De Qi" sensations.It were treated for 4 weeks, 3 times per week.
Treatment:
Other: Sham electroacupuncture

Trial documents
2

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