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Table 2 A Randomised Controlled Trial of Acupuncture use in Threatened Miscarriage

From: Acupuncture as a therapeutic treatment option for threatened miscarriage

Study Method Participants Intervention Outcomes Risk of Bias
Li & Xie, 2005 Randomised controlled trial 60 women with vaginal bleeding of less than 24 hours recruited between 5 and 27 gestational weeks from hospital clinic. Women allocated to two treatment groups with each group receiving a different style of acupuncture -once a day for ten days. Reported as a 90% live birthing rate in one group compared to 60% (p < 0.01). No attempt to stratify women for confounding variables of maternal and gestation age. High No details of Randomization process No allocation concealment No blinding of participants or outcome assessors No reporting of any incomplete data or loss to follow up.