[Acupuncture resources in Cochrane Library].

Author: Liu ML, Lan L, Wu X, Du HB, Tang HZ, Liang FR.
Chengdu University of TCM, Chengdu 610075, Sichuan Province, China. liumailan2006@yahoo.com.cn
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2011 Jul
Other: Volume ID: 31 , Issue ID: 7 , Pages: 670-2 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 167

To identify acupuncture resources in six databases of Cochrane Library (CL) with computer retrieve. Seventy-two literatures were identified in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). Among them, 12 Cochrane systematic review (CSR) verified the effectiveness of acupuncture, 29 concerning the indeterminacy of the efficacy of acupuncture with 1 didn't support acupuncture for epilepsy and 31 remained as protocols; 121 literatures were found in Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) with more types of diseases or symptoms and rich modality comparing to CSR; 4218 randomized controlled trials and clinical controlled trials were identified in Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCRCT); 43 literatures in Cochrane Methodology Register Database (CMRD) which focused on blindness study, quality assessment of methodology of research and publication bias and so on; 25 literatures in Health Technology Assessment Database (HTAD) and 18 in NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) which were centered on acupuncture analgesia. Consequently, acupuncture literatures in 6 databases of CL do provide good resources for acupuncture researchers due to its abundant content, concrete classification and high quality evidence.

PMID: 21823303