Effects of acupuncture during in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis

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Zhang, X, Lee, MS, Smith, CA, Robinson, N., Zhou, Y, Wu, Y, Mao, Y-Y and Qu, F (2018). Effects of acupuncture during in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 23, pp. 14-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2018.09.001
AuthorsZhang, X, Lee, MS, Smith, CA, Robinson, N., Zhou, Y, Wu, Y, Mao, Y-Y and Qu, F
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Introduction: Systematic reviews need constantly updating as new evidence emerges. The aim of this comprehensive systematic review/meta-analysis focused on trials that provided acupuncture during in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) which were compared with routine care for a range of outcomes - implantation rate, biochemical pregnancies (presence of a positive urinary pregnancy test or a positive serum human chorionic gonadotrophin test), clinical pregnancies, ongoing pregnancies, and rates of miscarriage and live birth. Methods: A systematic search of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on acupuncture treatment during IVF or ICSI was carried out from database inception until July 31, 2017. Study selection, data extraction, quality assessment and bias assessment were carried out by 2 researchers independently, with adjudication by the third researcher when necessary. A meta-analysis was performed to compare outcomes between women receiving acupuncture and those receiving routine care, and pooled relative risks (RR) were calculated. Results: Statistically significant differences were observed in rates of clinical pregnancy (RR = 1.19, 95% confidence intervals (CI): 1.06–1.34 p=0.002), live birth (RR = 1.36, 95% CI: 1.09–1.69 p=0.006), and implantation rate (RR = 1.31, 95% CI: 1.08–1.59 p=0.006) between the acupuncture and the control groups. No significant differences were found for biochemical pregnancies (RR = 1.12, 95% CI: 0.92–1.35 p=0.268), ongoing pregnancies (RR = 1.21, 95% CI: 0.95–1.55 p=0.130), or miscarriage (RR = 0.89, 95% CI: 0.67–1.20 p=0.447) between the two groups. Adverse events were described in 4 studies. Conclusions: Acupuncture may have an impact on the outcome rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, and live birth; however, well-designed RCTs are warranted to further validate its effects.

KeywordsAcupuncture; In vitro fertilization; Intracytoplasmic sperm injection; Systematic review; Meta-analysis; Live birth rate; 11 Medical And Health Sciences
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JournalEuropean Journal of Integrative Medicine
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Robinson, N. (2015). Traditional Chinese Medicine - challenges for research. in: McCarthy, P.W. and Langweiler, M. (ed.) Methodologies for Effectively Assessing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) London Singing Dragon.
Acupuncture for the treatment of phantom limb syndrome in lower limb amputees: a randomised controlled feasibility study
Trevelyan, EG, Turner, WA, Summerfield-Mann, L and Robinson, N. (2015). Acupuncture for the treatment of phantom limb syndrome in lower limb amputees: a randomised controlled feasibility study. Trials. 16, p. 158. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0668-3
The politics of integrative medicine: The case of CAM
Saks, M and Robinson, N. (2015). The politics of integrative medicine: The case of CAM. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 7 (6), pp. 557-560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2015.11.019
GAP: From sound design to practical implementation in clinical trials for traditional chinese medicine
Shang, H, Zhang, B, Bian, Z, Li, Y, Clarke, M and Robinson, N (2014). GAP: From sound design to practical implementation in clinical trials for traditional chinese medicine. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014, pp. 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/560838
The quest for modernisation of traditional Chinese medicine
Xu, Q, Bauer, R, Hendry, BM, Fan, TP, Zhao, Z, Duez, P, Simmonds, MSJ, Witt, CM, Lu, A, Robinson, N, Guo, DA and Hylands, PJ (2013). The quest for modernisation of traditional Chinese medicine. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 13 (1), pp. 132-. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-13-132
A systematic review of experimental and clinical acupuncture in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Franconi, G, Manni, L, Schröder, S, Marchetti, P and Robinson, N. (2013). A systematic review of experimental and clinical acupuncture in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM). 2013, p. 516916. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/516916
The evidence for Shiatsu: A systematic review of Shiatsu and acupressure
Robinson, N, Lorenc, A and Liao, X (2011). The evidence for Shiatsu: A systematic review of Shiatsu and acupressure. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 11 (1), pp. 88-. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-11-88
The RCCM 2009 survey: Mapping doctoral and postdoctoral CAM research in the United Kingdom
Robinson, N and Lewith, G (2011). The RCCM 2009 survey: Mapping doctoral and postdoctoral CAM research in the United Kingdom. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2011, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nep184
How parents choose to use CAM: A systematic review of theoretical models
Lorenc, A, Ilan-Clarke, Y, Robinson, N and Blair, M (2009). How parents choose to use CAM: A systematic review of theoretical models. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 9 (1), pp. 9-. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-9-9