An Overview of Systematic Reviews of Acupuncture for Dysphagia Post-acute Stroke: a protocol

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Tian, Z-Y, Liao, X., Gao, Y., Liang, S-B., Zhang, C-Y., Xu, D-H., Liu, J-P. and Robinson, N. (2019). An Overview of Systematic Reviews of Acupuncture for Dysphagia Post-acute Stroke: a protocol . European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 30, p. 100956.
AuthorsTian, Z-Y, Liao, X., Gao, Y., Liang, S-B., Zhang, C-Y., Xu, D-H., Liu, J-P. and Robinson, N.
Abstract

Introduction
The results of previous systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses on acupuncture for post-acute stroke dysphagia have provided conflicting evidence. This systematic review of overviews will aim to summarize and evaluate the quality of the existing SRs and meta-analyses with the aim of identifying whether acupuncture could provide a therapeutic option to treat patients with dysphagia post-acute stroke.

Methods
A systematic search of seven electronic databases (Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, CNKI, Wanfang, SinoMed and VIP) will be performed according to a predefined search strategy for SRs and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs on acupuncture for dysphagia post-acute stroke.

Two authors will independently select SRs and meta-analyses and collect appropriate data. The reporting quality of included SRs and meta-analyses will be assessed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA). The revised Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR 2) will be used to assess the quality of the SRs and meta-analyses. If necessary, GRADE will be used to rate the quality of evidence.

Results
This overview will identify current SRs and meta-analyses of RCTs or quasi-RCTs of acupuncture treatment for dysphagia post-acute stroke.

Discussion
The current evidence will be evaluated to help answer the question - is acupuncture a potentially effective treatment for dysphagia after stroke?

Year2019
JournalEuropean Journal of Integrative Medicine
Journal citation30, p. 100956
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1876-3820
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.eujim.2019.100956
Web address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1876382019305979
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Online08 Aug 2019
Print01 Sep 2019
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Accepted03 Aug 2019
Deposited11 Oct 2019
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