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Acupuncture for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in neonates

  • 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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  • 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 effect of acupuncture on mortality and morbidity in neonates with HIE.

The following hypotheses will be investigated:

  1. To determine the effect of acupuncture on short-term (seizures, death) and long-term (developmental delay, visual or auditory impairments).

  2. To determine the effect of acupuncture on the speed and extent of rehabilitation/disability (of HIE complications) in neonates with HIE.

  3. To determine the effect of acupuncture on quality of life.

  4. To determine the effect of acupuncture on other adverse effects.