Acupuncture for acute management and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Virginia Wong,

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    1. The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong SAR, China
    • Virginia Wong, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China. vcnwong@hkucc.hku.hk.

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  • Daniel KL Cheuk,

    1. The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Simon Lee,

    1. The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Vanessa Chu

    1. The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in the acute management or rehabilitation (or both) of patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This includes cognitive, neurological, motor, emotional, or behavioral complications, or a combination of such complications.

We will investigate the following hypotheses.

  1. Acupuncture is efficacious in the treatment of acute TBI.

  2. Acupuncture can enhance the speed and extent of rehabilitation of TBI complications.

  3. Acupuncture can reduce the occurrence and recurrence of TBI complications.

  4. Acupuncture can improve the quality of life of TBI patients.

  5. Acupuncture is safe.