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Acupuncture during stroke rehabilitation: development of a manual for researching a complex intervention.  Citkovitz C (2015).

The objective of this study was to assess clinical effects and logistical feasibility of acupuncture given during labor and delivery in a U.S. hospital setting.  Acupuncture during labor and delivery is well tolerated by patients and medical staff. It should be further evaluated for its promise in potentially reducing the incidence of cesarean section. 

http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/16057/

 

Effects of acupuncture during labor and delivery in a U.S. hospital setting: A case-control pilot study. Citkovitz CKlimenko EBolyai MApplewhite LJulliard KWeiner Z (2009).

The objective of this study was to assess clinical effects and logistical feasibility of acupuncture given during labor and delivery in a U.S. hospital setting.  Acupuncture during labor and delivery is well tolerated by patients and medical staff. It should be further evaluated for its promise in potentially reducing the incidence of cesarean section. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19432512

 

Towards a model for planning clinical research in Oriental medicine. Julliard KNCitkovitz CMcDaniel D (2006).

Oriental medicine (OM) is widely practiced internationally and embraces many schools of thought. Western medical research is currently struggling to understand OM in purely biomedical terms, with limited success.  We propose a research model for applying Western research methodologies to OM in a way that respects its theory and modes of clinical application. This would facilitate systematic investigations of OM's specific assumptions and make explicit the way OM studies could build on each other. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17362847

 

Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): Extending the CONSORT Statement. Hugh MacPherson, Douglas G. Altman, Richard Hammerschlag, Li Youping, Wu Taixiang, Adrian White, David Moher

The STRICTA (Standards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture) reporting guidelines, first published in 2001, were designed to improve the completeness and transparency of reporting of interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture, in order that such trials may be more accurately interpreted and readily replicated. STRICTA comprised a checklist that expanded the generic content of Item 4 of the CONSORT statement, which relates to the reporting of the intervention.  This paper is a review and revision of STRICTA as a formal extension to CONSORT and describes the outcome in terms of a new checklist, updated explanations, and published examples of good reporting.

Dr. Citkovitz was one of 45 acupuncture researchers whose comments were used to develop the revised standards.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2882429/?tool=pubmed


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“Healthbeat Brooklyn” spot on Acupuncture in Labor and Delivery Training Program.  Brooklyn Public Access Television, 2/5/08.

“The Business of Being Born,” uncredited appearance doing acupuncture at Lutheran Medical Center.

“Hospital Uses Alternative Medicine to Aid Childbirth.” NBC Nightly News, 11/8/07 http://www.wnbc.com/health/10785980/detail.html 

"Alternative Treatments" Daily News, 4/10/07

"Needles Help Allay Labor Pains" New York Newsday, 1/17/06