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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Puncturing and Bloodletting at Twelve Hand Jing Points to Treat Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning as Adjunct to First Aid Treatment: A Study Protocol.

Yue Y, Pan X, Zhang S, Jin J, Wang W, Wang D, Han D, Wang G, Hu Q, Kang J, Ding S, Yang Y, Bu H, Guo Y - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2015)

Bottom Line: Twelve Hand Jing Points (THJP) have been believed to be effective to treat all kinds of emergency calls in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for more than 3000 years.Primary outcomes and secondary outcomes will be measured and compared between these two groups.Discussion.

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Affiliation: Clinical Teaching and Training Department, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China ; College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China.

ABSTRACT
Background. Acute carbon monoxide poisoning (ACOP) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries. Twelve Hand Jing Points (THJP) have been believed to be effective to treat all kinds of emergency calls in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for more than 3000 years. This randomized controlled trial (RCT) is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of THJP in curing acute carbon monoxide poisoning in first aid treatment. This paper reports the protocol of the trial. Methods/Design. This RCT is a multicenter, randomized, controlled study undergoing in China. The compliant patients are divided into the bloodletting group and standard of care group. With first aid treatments given to both of the groups, the bloodletting group is bleeding at THJP upon being hospitalized. Primary outcomes and secondary outcomes will be measured and compared between these two groups. Before treatment, immediately after treatment, and 30 minutes, 1 hour, and 4 hours after treatment, patients' basic vital signs and state of consciousness were observed. Before treatment and 1 and 4 hours after treatment, carboxyhemoglobin concentration in venous blood samples was detected. Discussion. The objective of this study is to provide convincing evidence to clarify the efficacy and safety of THJP for early treatment of acute carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Mentions: This is a multicenter randomized controlled trial, enrolling both men and women with acute carbon monoxide poisoning in China. This study will be conducted at Neurosurgery and Neurology Hospital, Affiliated Hospital, Logistics University of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force; Wuqing Affiliated Hospital, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Tianjin Binhai New Area Dagang Hospital. The patient or the patient's family should write the informed consent for the study. The compliant patients according to visit order, by the method of central random [11], are divided into the bloodletting group and standard of care group. A designated researcher will provide patient groups, and acupuncturists do not know patient groups before treatment. The acupuncturists only know the group assignment prior to the treatment (see Figure 1).


A Randomized Controlled Trial of Puncturing and Bloodletting at Twelve Hand Jing Points to Treat Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning as Adjunct to First Aid Treatment: A Study Protocol.

Yue Y, Pan X, Zhang S, Jin J, Wang W, Wang D, Han D, Wang G, Hu Q, Kang J, Ding S, Yang Y, Bu H, Guo Y - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2015)

Trail flow chart.
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fig1: Trail flow chart.
Mentions: This is a multicenter randomized controlled trial, enrolling both men and women with acute carbon monoxide poisoning in China. This study will be conducted at Neurosurgery and Neurology Hospital, Affiliated Hospital, Logistics University of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force; Wuqing Affiliated Hospital, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Tianjin Binhai New Area Dagang Hospital. The patient or the patient's family should write the informed consent for the study. The compliant patients according to visit order, by the method of central random [11], are divided into the bloodletting group and standard of care group. A designated researcher will provide patient groups, and acupuncturists do not know patient groups before treatment. The acupuncturists only know the group assignment prior to the treatment (see Figure 1).

Bottom Line: Twelve Hand Jing Points (THJP) have been believed to be effective to treat all kinds of emergency calls in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for more than 3000 years.Primary outcomes and secondary outcomes will be measured and compared between these two groups.Discussion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Clinical Teaching and Training Department, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China ; College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China.

ABSTRACT
Background. Acute carbon monoxide poisoning (ACOP) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries. Twelve Hand Jing Points (THJP) have been believed to be effective to treat all kinds of emergency calls in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for more than 3000 years. This randomized controlled trial (RCT) is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of THJP in curing acute carbon monoxide poisoning in first aid treatment. This paper reports the protocol of the trial. Methods/Design. This RCT is a multicenter, randomized, controlled study undergoing in China. The compliant patients are divided into the bloodletting group and standard of care group. With first aid treatments given to both of the groups, the bloodletting group is bleeding at THJP upon being hospitalized. Primary outcomes and secondary outcomes will be measured and compared between these two groups. Before treatment, immediately after treatment, and 30 minutes, 1 hour, and 4 hours after treatment, patients' basic vital signs and state of consciousness were observed. Before treatment and 1 and 4 hours after treatment, carboxyhemoglobin concentration in venous blood samples was detected. Discussion. The objective of this study is to provide convincing evidence to clarify the efficacy and safety of THJP for early treatment of acute carbon monoxide poisoning.

No MeSH data available.


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