Clinical effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of irradiation-induced xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer: a systematic review.
AffiliationOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Cork University Dental School and Hospital, UCC, Wilton, Cork 9999, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Quality of Life
Severity of Illness Index
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CitationClinical effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of irradiation-induced xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer: a systematic review. 2010, 28 (4):191-9 Acupunct Med
JournalAcupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
AbstractLimited evidence suggests that acupuncture is beneficial for irradiation-induced xerostomia. Although current evidence is insufficient to recommend this intervention, it is sufficient to justify further studies. Highlighted methodological limitations must be dealt with.