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Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Lung Neoplasms, Breast Neoplasms

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Trial Information

Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients


Inclusion Criteria:



- Diagnosis of local or metastatic breast or lung cancer

- Shortness of breath with onset after cancer diagnosis

- Life expectancy of at least 4 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

- Prior acupuncture

- Other conditions suspected of causing shortness of breath, such as congestive heart
failure, sarcoid disease, pneumonia, or obesity

- No chest wall deformity

- Neuromuscular disorders

- Pulmonary vascular disease

- Anemia

- Uncontrolled pain or infection

- Heart valve dysfunction

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

R21 AT001029-01

NCT ID:

NCT00067691

Start Date:

November 2001

Completion Date:

November 2003

Related Keywords:

  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dyspnea
  • Metastasis
  • Breathlessness
  • Acupuncture
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Dyspnea
  • Lung Neoplasms

Name

Location

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer ResearchNew York, New York  10021