Acupuncture for treating alopecia areata: a protocol of systematic review of randomised clinical trials
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Acupuncture for treating alopecia areata
Abstract: 

INTRODUCTION: Acupuncture is frequently used in dermatology for treating a number of skin disorders. There is no critically appraised evidence of the potential benefits and harm of acupuncture for alopecia areata (AA). This review aims to systematically evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for the management of AA in randomised clinical trials (RCTs). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: 13 databases will be searched from their inception. These include PubMed, AMED, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, 6 Korean medical databases (Koreanstudies Information Service System, DBPIA, The Town Society of Science Technology, Research Information Sharing Service, KoreaMed and the Korean National Assembly Library), 3 Chinese Databases (China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), the Chongqing VIP Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database (VIP) and the Wanfang Database). Only randomised clinical trials (RCTs) using any type of acupuncture for AA will be considered. The selection of the studies, data abstraction and validation will be performed independently by two researchers. Methodological quality will be assessed with Cochrane risk of bias. DISSEMINATION: The systematic review will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. The review will also be disseminated electronically and in print. Updates of the review will be conducted to inform and guide the healthcare practice and policy. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: PROSPERO 2015: CRD42015020397.

Author(s): 
Lee, Hye Won
Jun, Ji Hee
Lee, Ju Ah
Lim, Hyun-Ja
Lim, Hyun-Suk
Lee, Myeong Soo
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
BMJ open
Journal Abbreviation: 
BMJ Open
Publication Date: 
10/26/2015
Publication Year: 
2015
Pages: 
e008841
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
10
ISSN: 
2044-6055
DOI: 
10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008841
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 26503391 PMCID: PMC4636638

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Hye Won Lee, Ji Hee Jun, Ju Ah Lee, Hyun-Ja Lim, Hyun-Suk Lim and Myeong Soo Lee. 10/26/2015. "Acupuncture for treating alopecia areata: a protocol of systematic review of randomised clinical trials." BMJ open 5: 10: e008841. 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008841.

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