SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

References

  • 1
    HFEA Code of Practice, 7th edn. London: HFEA, 2007.
  • 2
    Urman B, Yakin K, Balaban B. Recurrent implantation failure in assisted reproduction: how to counsel and manage. A. General considerations and treatment options that may benefit the couple. Reprod Biomed Online 2005;11:37181.
  • 3
    De Sutter P. Rational diagnosis and treatment in infertility. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2006;20:64764.
  • 4
    Hayhoe S, Box H. A questionnaire on medical acupuncture practice. Acupunct Med 1997;15:969.
  • 5
    Thomas K, Nicholl J, Coleman P. Use and expenditure on complementary medicine in England: a population based survey. Complement Ther Med 2001;9:211.
  • 6
    Stener-Victorin E, Waldenström U, Andersson SA, Wilkand M. Reduction of blood flow impedance in uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture. Hum Reprod 1996;11:131417.
  • 7
    Kim J, Shin K, Na C. Effect of acupuncture treatment on uterine motility and cyclooxygenase-2 expression in pregnant rates. Gynecol Obstet Invest 2000;50:22530.
  • 8
    Domar A, Seibel M, Benson H. The mind/body program for infertility: a new behavioral treatment approach for women with infertility. Fertil Steril 1990;53:2469.
  • 9
    Dong J. Research on the reduction of anxiety and depression with acupuncture. Am J Acupunct 1993;21:32730.
  • 10
    MacPherson H, Thomas K. Short term reactions to acupuncture: a cross-sectional survey of patient reports. Acupunct Med 2005;23:11220.
  • 11
    White A. A review of controlled trials of acupuncture for women’s reproductive health care. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2003;29:2336.
  • 12
    Myers ER. Acupuncture as adjunctive therapy in assisted reproduction: remaining uncertainties. Fertil Steril 2006;85:13623.
  • 13
    Collins J. The play of chance. Fertil Steril 2006;85:13647.
  • 14
    Manheimer E, Zhang G, Udoff L, Haramati A, Langenberg P, Berman BM, et al. Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2008;336:5459.
  • 15
    Stener-Victorin E, Waldenström U, Nilsson L, Wikland M, Olof Janson P. A prospective randomised study of electro-acupuncture versus alfentanil as anaesthesia during oocyte aspiration in in-vitro fertilization. Hum Reprod 1999;14:24804.
  • 16
    Stener-Victorin E, Waldenström U, Wikland M, Nilsson L, Hägglund L, Lundeberg T. Electro-acupuncture as a peroperative analgesic method and its effects on implantation rate and neuropeptide Y concentrations in follicular fluid. Hum Reprod 2003;18:145460.
  • 17
    Humaidan P, Stener-Victorin E. Pain relief during oocyte retrieval with a new short duration electro-acupuncture technique—an alternative to conventional analgesic methods. Hum Reprod 2004;19:136772.
  • 18
    Gejervall AL, Stener-Victorin E, Möller A, Olof Janson P, Werner C, Bergh C. Electro-acupuncture versus conventional analgesia: a comparison of pain levels during oocyte aspiration and patients’ experiences of well-being after surgery. Hum Reprod 2005;20:72835.
  • 19
    Sator-Katzenschlager SM, Wölfler MM, Kozek-Langenecker SA, Sator K, Sator PG, Li B, et al. Auricular electro-acupuncture as an additional perioperative analgesic method during oocyte aspiration in IVF treatment. Hum Reprod 2006;21:211420.
  • 20
    Craig L, Criniti A, Hansen K, Marshall L, Soules M. Acupuncture lowers pregnancy rates when performed before and after embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 2007;88 (Suppl 1):S40.
  • 21
    Undertaking Systematic Reviews of Research on Effectiveness. CRD’s Guidance for Carrying Out or Commissioning Reviews. CRD Report Number 4, 2nd edn. York, UK: NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, 2001.
  • 22
    Juni P, Altman DG, Egger M. Systematic reviews in health care: assessing the quality of controlled clinical trials. BMJ 2001;323:426.
  • 23
    Ades AE, Lu G, Higgins JPT. The interpretation of random-effects meta-analysis in decision models. Med Decis Making 2005;25:64654.
  • 24
    Thompson S, Higgins J. How should meta-regression analyses be undertaken and interpreted? Stat Med 2002;21:155973.
  • 25
    Hayashino Y, Noguchi Y, Fukui T. Systematic evaluation and comparison of statistical tests for publication bias. J Epidemiol 2005;15:23543.
  • 26
    Paulus WE, Zhang M, Strehler E, El-Danasouri I, Sterzik K. Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate inpatients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertil Steril 2002;77:7214.
  • 27
    Paulus W, Zhang M, Strehler E, Sterzik K. Motility of the endometrium after acupuncture treatment. Fertil Steril 2003;80 (Suppl 3):131.
  • 28
    Westergaard LG, Mao Q, Krogslund M, Sandrini S, Lenz S, Grinsted J. Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomised trial. Fertil Steril 2006;85:13416.
  • 29
    Smith C, Coyle M, Norman RJ. Influence of acupuncture stimulation on pregnancy rates for women undergoing embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 2006;85:13528.
  • 30
    Dieterle S, Ying G, Hatzmann W, Neuer A. Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomised, prospective, controlled clinical study. Fertil Steril 2006;85:134751.
  • 31
    Domar A, Meshay I, Kelliher J, Wang S, Alper M. The impact of acupuncture on IVF outcome. Fertil Steril 2006;86 (Suppl 2):S3789.
  • 32
    Benson M, ElKind-Hirsch K, Theall A, Fong K, Hogan R, Scott R. Impact of acupuncture before and after embryo transfer on the outcome of invitro fertilization cycles: a prospective single blind randomised study. Fertil Steril 2006;86 (Suppl 2):S135.
  • 33
    Paulus W, Zhang M, Strehler E, Seybold B, Sterzik K. Placebo-controlled trial of acupuncture effects in assisted reproductive therapy. Hum Reprod 2003;18 (Suppl 1):xviii18xviii19.
  • 34
    Eisenberg D, Davis R, Ettner S, Appel S, Wilkey S, Van Rompay M, et al. Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States 1990-1997: results of a follow-up national survey. JAMA 1998;280:156975.
  • 35
    Ernst E, White A. The BBC survey of complimentary medicine use in the United Kingdom. Complement Ther Med 2000;8:326.
  • 36
    Aso T, Motohashi T, Murata M, Nishimura T, Kakizaki K. The influence of acupuncture stimulation on plasma levels of LH, FSH, progesterone and estradiol in normally ovulating women. Am J Chin Med 1976;4:391401.
  • 37
    Han J, Terenius L. Neurochemical basis of acupuncture analgesia. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol 1982;22:193220.
  • 38
    Takeshige C, Oka K, Mizuno T, Hisamitsu T, Luo CP, Kobori M, et al. The acupuncture point and its connecting central pathway for producing acupuncture analgesia. Brain Res Bull 1993;30:5367.
  • 39
    Petti F, Bangrazi A, Liguori A, Reale G, Ippoliti F. Effects of acupuncture on immune response related to opioid-like peptides. J Tradit Chin Med 1998;18:5563.
  • 40
    Chang R, Chung PH, Rosenwaks Z. Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility. Fertil Steril 2002;78:114953.
  • 41
    Schultz K, Chalmers I, Hayes R, Altman D. Empirical evidence of bias: dimensions of methodological quality associated with estimates of treatment effects in controlled trials. JAMA 1995;273:40812.
  • 42
    Anderson BJ, Rosenthal L. Acupuncture and IVF controversies. Fertil Steril 2006;87:1000.
  • 43
    Wang W, Check JH, Liss JR, Choe JK. A matched controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for improving pregnancy rates following in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 2007;34:1378.
  • 44
    Stener-Victorin E, Humaidan P. Use of acupuncture in female infertility and a summary of recent acupuncture studies related to embryo transfer. Acupunct Med 2006;24:15763.
  • 45
    Luo H, Meng F, Jia Y, Zhao X. Clinical research on the therapeutic effect of the electroacupuncture treatment in patients with depression. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 1998;52:33840.
  • 46
    Park J, White A, Stevinson C, Ernst E, James M. Validating a new non-penetrating sham acupuncture device: two randomised controlled trials. Acupunct Med 2002;20:16874.
  • 47
    Dincer F, Linde K. Sham interventions in randomised clinical trials of acupuncture—a review. Complement Ther Med 2003;11:23542.