The efficacy of acupuncture in managing patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A systemic review and meta‐analysis

@article{Chang2017TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of acupuncture in managing patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A systemic review and meta‐analysis},
  author={Shang-Chih Chang and Chung-Hua Hsu and Chun-Kai Hsu and Stephen Shei-Dei Yang and Shang-Jen Chang},
  journal={Neurourology and Urodynamics},
  year={2017},
  volume={36}
}
This study aimed to systemically review published randomized control trials that compared the efficacy of acupuncture with sham acupuncture or standard medical treatment as management for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). 
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