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Atlanta, Georgia 30329


The hypotheses of this study are: In the older population with knee OA, - When acupoints are chosen for both sleep and pain, there are additive effects on sleep improvement and pain relief (i.e. no interaction). - Main effects of acupuncture on sleep improvement and pain relief are anticipated when acupoints are separately targeted for sleep and for pain, respectively.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients with knee osteoarthritis, diagnosed by the ACR clinical diagnosis criteria for idiopathic OA, with at least Kellgren and Lawrence grading II and above. AND, 2. Present with knee pain at least half of the time. AND, 3. Complain of sleep disturbances associated with knee OA, with Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index > 5 [36]. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patients with diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OR, 2. Patients with dense hemiplegia secondary to cerebrovascular accident. OR, 3. NYHA Class III - patients with heart failure condition limited by minimal activity. OR, 4. Severe COPD with shortness of breath at minimal exertion. OR, 5. Peripheral vascular disease with severe claudication. OR, 6. Dementia with Mini Mental Status Exam score of 20 or less. OR, 7. Patients who received knee intra-articular corticosteroid injection within 4 weeks prior to the study or who received acupuncture treatment within 6 months. OR, 8. Unwilling to come off narcotic pain medication. OR, 9. History of bleeding diathesis or currently on anticoagulation. OR, 10. Patients currently engaged in medical legal cases related to OA or disability.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Wei Huang, MD, PhD
Emory University

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Location Contact:

Atlanta, Georgia 30329
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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