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This paper reports the development of a robotic system to assist surgeons to perform bonesetting operation, such as femur or tibia fracture, in which interlocking intramedullary nail are widespread to combine bones. As for ordinary procedures, sometimes the nails are distorted, so it is difficult to lock the screw in the bone. And in such a situation,(More)
Importance Electroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region may be effective for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but evidence is limited. Objective To assess the effect of electroacupuncture vs sham electroacupuncture for women with SUI. Design, Setting, and Participants Multicenter, randomized clinical trial conducted at 12 hospitals(More)
Background Acupuncture has been used for chronic constipation, but evidence for its effectiveness remains scarce. Objective To determine the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) for chronic severe functional constipation (CSFC). Design Randomized, parallel, sham-controlled trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01726504). Setting 15 hospitals in China. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short effect and safety of the acupoint application of dog days for allergic rhinitis. METHODS Two hundred and forty-nine patients were randomly divided into an application group (166 cases) and a placebo group (83 cases). On the first day of the first dog days, the first day of the second of the three ten-day periods of the hot(More)
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