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 Acupuncture Usage - Side Effects: Current Bibliographies in Medicine
Acupuncture Usage
Side Effects
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Acupuncture adverse effects. Nurses Drug Alert 1995 Aug;19(8):59-60.

Acupuncture needles as a cause of bacterial endocarditis [letter]. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983 Sep 3;287(6393):689.

Alexander P, Fairley GH, Smithers DW. Repeated acupunctures and serum hepatitis [letter]. Br Med J 1974 Aug 17;3(5928):466.

Alexis J, Lubin J, Bichachi A. Acupuncture and non-A, non-B hepatitis [letter]. South Med J 1988 Jan;81(1):101.

Allison G, Kravitz E. Letter: Auricular chondritis secondary to acupuncture. N Engl J Med 1975 Oct 9;293(15):780.

Antibiotic prophylaxis during acupuncture. Nurses Drug Alert 1984 Jan;8(1):3.

Apaloo F. An acupuncture complication. Acupunct Med 1996;14(1):41.

Aso Y, Murahashi I, Yokoyama M. Foreign body stone of the ureter as a complication of acupuncture. Eur Urol 1979;5(1):57-9.

Baldwin of Bewdley E. Safety in acupuncture. Rigorous accreditation schedule for acupuncture already exists [letter]. BMJ 1997 Aug 16;315(7105):429-30.

Baltimore RS, Moloy PJ. Perichondritis of the ear as a complication of acupuncture. Arch Otolaryngol 1976 Sep;102(9):572-3.

Barrocas A. New techniques, new headaches. J Med Assoc State Ala 1975 Sep;45(3):47-8.

Bijak M. [A midline sternal foramen. A small but relevant anomaly]. Dtsch Z Akupunkt 1997;40(1):7-10. (Ger).

Blanchard BM. Deep vein thrombophlebitis after acupuncture [letter]. Ann Intern Med 1991 Nov 1;115(9):748.

Bodner G, Topilsky M, Greif J. Pneumothorax as a complication of acupuncture in the treatment of bronchial asthma. Ann Allergy 1983 Sep;51(3):401-3.

Bork K. [Multiple lymphocytoma at the point of puncture as complication of acupuncture treatment. Traumatic origin of lymphocytoma]. Hautarzt 1983 Oct;34(10):496-9. (Ger).

Boxall EH. Acupuncture hepatitis in the West Midlands, 1977. J Med Virol 1978;2(4):377-9.

Brattberg G. Acupuncture treatment: a traffic hazard? Am J Acupunct 1986;14(3):265-7.

Brettel HF. [Acupuncture as a cause of death (author's transl)]. MMW Munch Med Wochenschr 1981 Jan 16;123(3):97-8. (Ger).

Buchta RM. An unusual cause of petechiae. Am J Dis Child 1972 Jun;123(6):613.

Campbell AE. Hazards of acupuncture [letter]. Br J Radiol 1982 Nov;55(659):875-7.

Carette MF, Mayaud C, Houacine S, Milleron B, Toty L, Akoun G. [Treatment of an asthmatic crisis by acupuncture. Probable role in the onset of pneumothorax with development to status asthmaticus]. Rev Pneumol Clin 1984;40(1):69-70. (Fre).

Carron H, Epstein BS, Grand B. Complications of acupuncture. JAMA 1974 Jun 17;228(12):1552-4.

Castelain M, Castelain PY, Ricciardi R. Contact dermatitis to acupuncture needles. Contact Dermat 1987 Jan;16(1):44.

Chang D, Chung KC. A case of intracerebral air embolism following acupuncture. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 1995;5(4):238-40.

Chang TW. Letter: Activation of cutaneous herpes by acupuncture. N Engl J Med 1974 Dec 12;291(24):1310.

Chen CY, Liu GC, Sheu RS, Huang CL. Bacterial meningitis and lumbar epidural hematoma due to lumbar acupunctures: a case report. Kao Hsiung I Hsueh Ko Hsueh Tsa Chih 1997 May;13(5):328-31.

Chen FP, Hwang SJ, Lee HP, Yang HY, Chung C. Clinical study of syncope during acupuncture treatment. Acupunct Electrother Res 1990;15(2):107-19.

Chen TZ, Wu JC, Yen FS, Sheng WY, Hwang SJ, Huo TI, Lee SD. Injection with nondisposable needles as an important route for transmission of acute community-acquired hepatitis C virus infection in Taiwan. J Med Virol 1995;46(3):247-51.

Cheng TO. Acupuncture and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [letter]. Am J Med 1989 Oct;87(4):489. Comment on: Am J Med 1989 Jun;86(6 Pt 2):761-70.

Cheng TO. Pericardial effusion from self-inserted needle in the heart [letter]. Eur Heart J 1991 Aug;12(8):958. Comment on: Eur Heart J 1991 Feb;12(2):286-7.

Chiu WJ. Acupuncture. J Ark Med Soc 1973 Sep;70(4):136-9.

Chiu WJ, Derrick WS. Acupuncture indication, techniques, and preliminary clinical result. Tex Med 1975 Jan;71(1):66-73.

Communicable disease report. United Kingdom July to September 1982. Community Med 1983 Feb;5(1):63-7.

Complication of acupuncture [letter]. JAMA 1974 Sep 2;229(10):1285-6.

Conn HO. Acupuncture in epidemic HBV hepatitis: in China too? Hepatology 1988 Sep-Oct;8(5):1176-7.

Corbett M, Sinclair M. Acu- and pleuro-puncture [letter]. N Engl J Med 1974 Jan 17;290(3):167-8.

Crane PS. The complications of acupuncture. J Tenn Med Assoc 1976 Nov;69(11):777-8.

Dale RA. The contraindicated (forbidden) points of acupuncture for needling, moxibustion and pregnancy. Am J Acupunct 1997;25(1):51-3.

Davis O, Powell W. Auricular perichondritis secondary to acupuncture. Arch Otolaryngol 1985 Nov;111(11):770-1.

Dominguez A, Milicua JM, Larraona JL, Barcena R, Fernandez Rodriguez CM, Gil Grande LA. [Viral hepatitis B transmitted by acupuncture: presentation of 5 cases]. Med Clin (Barc) 1985 Mar 2;84(8):317-9. (Spa).

Donolato C, Altafini L, Rossato M, Meneghetti O, Vasi M, Ceccherelli F. Complicanze ed effetti collaterali della riflessoterapia. G Ital Riflessoter Agopunt 1991;3(2-3):17-26. (Ita).

Doutsu Y, Tao Y, Sasayama K, Inoue Y, Yamashita K, Shigeno H, Miyazaki Y, Koga H, Nagasawa M, Fukuda Y, et al. [A case of Staphylococcus aureus septicemia after acupuncture therapy]. Kansenshogaku Zasshi 1986 Aug;60(8):911-6. (Jpn).

Drago F, Rongioletti F, Battifoglio ML, Rebora A. Localised lipoatrophy after acupuncture [letter]. Lancet 1996 May 25;347(9013):1484. Comment on: Lancet 1995 Jun 17;345(8964):1576.

Dukes MN. Remedies used in non-orthodox medicine (side effects). Side Eff Drugs Annu 1981;5:430-5.

Electroacupuncture can cause damage to muscle tissue at acupoints. Wash Update Acupunct 1997 Apr 26;2(4):5.

Engel WK, Zee DS. Letter: Acupuncture myopathy? (Remembrance of things passed). N Engl J Med 1974 Oct 10;291(15):801.

Ernst E. The risks of acupuncture. Int J Risk Saf Med 1995;6(3):179-86.

Ernst E, White A. Acupuncture: safety first [editorial]. BMJ 1997 May 10;314(7091):1362.

Ernst E, White A. Life-threatening adverse reactions after acupuncture? A systematic review. Pain 1997 Jun;71(2):123-6.

Fisher AA. Allergic dermatitis from acupuncture needles. Cutis 1986 Oct;38(4):226.

Fraser RM. An unusual complication of acupuncture? [letter]. Can Med Assoc J 1974 Sep 7;111(5):388, 93.

Fujiwara H, Taniguchi K, Takeuchi J, Ikezono E. The influence of low frequency acupuncture on a demand pacemaker. Chest 1980 Jul;78(1):96-7.

Fujiwara T, Tanohata K, Nagase M. Pseudoaneurysm caused by acupuncture: a rare complication [letter]. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1994 Mar;162(3):731.

Garcia AA, Venkataramani A. Bilateral psoas abscesses following acupuncture [letter]. West J Med 1994 Jul;161(1):90.

Garcia-Bengoechea M, Montalvo II, Gil I, Castiella A, Arenas JI. Risk factors for HCV infection (2). J Hepatol 1997;26(1):217.

Gerard PS, Wilck E, Schiano T. Imaging implications in the evaluation of permanent needle acupuncture. Clin Imaging 1993 Jan-Mar;17(1):36-40.

Gi H, Takahashi J, Kanamoto H, Matsubayashi K, Mikuni N, Okamoto S. [Spinal cord stab injury by acupuncture needle: a case report]. No Shinkei Geka 1994 Feb;22(2):151-4. (Jpn).

Gilbert JG. Auricular complication of acupuncture. N Z Med J 1987 Mar 11;100(819):141-2.

Gluckman L. Acupuncture [letter]. N Z Med J 1976 May 12;83(563):335-6.

Gluckman LK. Acupuncture and its effects [letter]. N Z Med J 1987 May 13;100(823):298-9.

Goldberg I. Pneumothorax associated with acupuncture. Med J Aust 1973 May 12;1(19):941-2.

Grange JM. Infectious hazards of acupuncture and their prevention. Complement Med Res 1990;4(2):39-41.

Gray R, Maharajh GS, Hyland R. Pneumothorax resulting from acupuncture. Can Assoc Radiol J 1991 Apr;42(2):139-40.

Hadden WA, Swanson AJ. Spinal infection caused by acupuncture mimicking a prolapsed intervertebral disc. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg [Am] 1982 Apr;64(4):624-6.

Hageman MJ. [Is acupuncture a meaningful treatment for hearing disorders?]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 1977 Jul 30;121(31):1233-5. (Dut).

Halvorsen TB, Anda SS, Naess AB, Levang OW. Fatal cardiac tamponade after acupuncture through congenital sternal foramen [letter]. Lancet 1995 May 6;345(8958):1175. Comments in: Lancet 1995 Jun 17;345(8964):1577; Lancet 1995 Aug 12;346(8972):442.

Hasegawa O, Shibuya K, Suzuki Y, Nagatomo H. [Acupuncture needles, straying in the central nervous system and presenting neurological signs and symptoms]. Rinsho Shinkeigaku 1990 Oct;30(10):1109-13. (Jpn).

Hassan MM. A case-control study of Hepatitis C virus and its interaction with Hepatitis B virus on the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States of America [dissertation]. [Houston]: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health; 1996. 126 p.

Henneghien C, Bruart J, Remacle P. [A new iatrogenic pathology: pneumothorax after acupuncture]. Rev Pneumol Clin 1984;40(3):197-9. (Fre).

Hepatitis B associated with an acupuncture clinic. Commun Dis Rep CDR Wkly 1992 Nov 27;2(48):219.

Hicks J, Hicks A, Mole P, Smith C. Safety in acupuncture. Core curriculum is important [letter]. BMJ 1997 Aug 16;315(7105):430.

Hung VC, Mines JS. Eschars and scarring from hot needle acupuncture treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol 1991 Jan;24(1):148-9.

Hussain KK. Serum hepatitis associated with repeated acupunctures. Br Med J 1974 Jul 6;2(922):41-2.

Ilhan A, Alioglu Z, Adanir M, Ozmenoglu M. Transverse myelopathy after acupuncture therapy: a case report. Acupunct Electrother Res 1995 Aug-Dec;20(3-4):191-4.

Isu T, Iwasaki Y, Sasaki H, Abe H. Spinal cord and root injuries due to glass fragments and acupuncture needles. Surg Neurol 1985 Mar;23(3):255-60.

Izatt E, Fairman M. Staphylococcal septicaemia with disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with acupuncture. Postgrad Med J 1977 May;53(619):285-6.

Jefferys DB, Smith S, Brennand-Roper DA, Curry PV. Acupuncture needles as a cause of bacterial endocarditis. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983 Jul 30;287(6388):326-7.

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Jones RO, Cross G 3d. Suspected chronic osteomyelitis secondary to acupuncture treatment: a case report. J Am Podiatry Assoc 1980 Mar;70(3):149-51.

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Keane JR, Ahmadi J, Gruen P. Spinal epidural hematoma with subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by acupuncture. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 1993 Mar-Apr;14(2):365-6.

Keller WJ, Parker SG, Garvin JP. Possible renal complications of acupuncture. JAMA 1972 Dec 18;222(12):1559.

Kent GP, Brondum J, Keenlyside RA, LaFazia LM, Scott HD. A large outbreak of acupuncture-associated hepatitis B. Am J Epidemiol 1988 Mar;127(3):591-8.

Kida Y, Naritomi H, Sawada T, Kuriyama Y, Ogawa M, Miyamoto S. Cervical spinal cord injury caused by acupuncture [letter]. Arch Neurol 1988 Aug;45(8):831.

Kihara M, Imai M, Kondoh M, Watanabe S, Kihara M, Soda K. 2-year follow-up study on HIV, hepatitis B and C viruses and syphilis infections in a cohort of Japanese female sex workers [abstract]. Int Conf AIDS 1994 Aug 7-12;10(2):26 (abstract no. 396C).

Kim YS, Ahn YO, Kim DW. Familial clustering of hepatitis B and C viruses in Korea. J Korean Med Sci 1994 Dec;9(6):444-9.

Kirschbaum JO. Koebner phenomenon following acupuncture. Arch Dermatol 1972 Nov;106(5):767.

Kiyosawa K, Tanaka E, Sodeyama T, Yoshizawa K, Yabu K, Furuta K, Imai H, Nakano Y, Usuda S, Uemura K, Furuta S, Watanabe Y, Watanabe J, Fukuda Y, Takayama T, Urushibara A, Matsumoto A, Mori H, Kobayashi M, et al. Transmission of hepatitis C in an isolated area in Japan: community- acquired infection. The South Kiso Hepatitis Study Group. Gastroenterology 1994 Jun;106(6):1596-602.

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