[Acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome]

Department of Science and Technology - Brazilian Health Technology Assessment General Coordination
Record ID 32006001452
Portuguese
Authors' objectives:

To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome in the improvement of clinical condition.

Authors' recomendations: Current evidence does not show any significant benefits of acupuncture for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Other non-surgical treatments do not yield significant benefitseither. More trials are necessary in order to compare treatments and examine benefit duration.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2005
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Brazil
MeSH Terms
  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Contact
Organisation Name: Coordenação-Geral de Fomento à Pesquisa e Avaliação de Tecnologias em Saúde, Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia
Contact Address: Ministerio da Saude, Secretaria de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Insumos Estrategicos, Departamento de Ciencia e Tecnologia, Esplanada dos Ministerios, Edificio sede; bl "G" - 8 andar - SL 834, CEP: 70058-900, Brasilia, DF Brazil, Tel: +55 61 3315 3197 Fax: +55 61 3315 3850
Contact Name: suzanne.jacob@saude.gov.br
Contact Email: suzanne.jacob@saude.gov.br
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