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Bertrand Loyeung
University of Technology, Sydney
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#1Bertrand Loyeung (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 3
#2John Lee (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 1
Last.Chris Zaslawski (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Objectives An unblinded randomised trial can result in biased treatment effect estimates and lead to erroneous conclusions on the efficacy of the therapeutic intervention. Unlike pharmaceutical substances, Chinese herbal medicines have special characteristics including texture, colour, odour and taste as the origin of these constituents are different. In addition, its distinctive odour makes blinding of Chinese herbal medicine RCTs very difficult, as the placebo substance needs to match...
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The patient in this case presented with chronic shoulder pain and was treated with Gua Sha. While a reduction of shoulder pain was the primary objective, the patient reported an unexpected positive outcome which was an improvement of his restless leg syndrome (RLS). The patient received Gua Sha with no other concurrent therapy. To assess pain, range of movement tests were performed before and after each treatment. Gua Sha was applied in unidirectional linear strokes with a steralised porcelain A...
Background. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability of a scale to assess the methodological quality of acupuncture administered in clinical research. Methods. We invited 36 acupuncture researchers and postgraduate students to participate in the study. Firstly, participants rated two articles using the scale. Following this initial stage, modifications were made to scale items and the exercise was repeated. Interrater reliability was assessed for individual items using the Fleiss kap...
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#1Ji Chen (CDUTCM: Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)H-Index: 1
#2Bertrand Loyeung (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 3
Last.Weihong Li (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Objective To analyze and compare the curriculum and delivery of a Chinese and Australian university-level Chinese medicine program. Methods A review of PubMed and the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure for relevant educational papers was undertaken. Online and paper documents available at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM) were read and analyzed. In addition, in-depth interviews with academics from the two...
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Abstract Background: Quality acupuncture influences the outcomes of clinical research, and issues associated with effective administration of acupuncture in randomized controlled trials need to be addressed when appraising studies. Objective: The study objective was to achieve consensus on domains and items for inclusion in a rating scale to assess quality acupuncture administered in clinical research. Study design and subjects: An active group of Australian acupuncture researchers initially ide...
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