A Pilot Clinical Trial to Objectively Assess the Efficacy of Electroacupuncture on Gait in Patients with Parkinson's Disease Using Body Worn Sensors

@inproceedings{Lei2016APC,
  title={A Pilot Clinical Trial to Objectively Assess the Efficacy of Electroacupuncture on Gait in Patients with Parkinson's Disease Using Body Worn Sensors},
  author={Hong Yi Lei and Nima Toosizadeh and Michael Schwenk and Scott J. Sherman and S A Karp and Esther M. Sternberg and Bijan Najafi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Gait disorder, a key contributor to fall and poor quality of life, represents a major therapeutic challenge in Parkinson's disease (PD). The efficacy of acupuncture for PD remains unclear, largely due to methodological flaws and lack of studies using objective outcome measures. OBJECTIVE To objectively assess the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) for gait disorders using body-worn sensor technology in patients with PD. METHODS In this randomized pilot study, both the patients… CONTINUE READING
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