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Passie October 1997

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The present study describes the independent creation of a combined CONSORT- and STRICTA-based quality of reporting assessment tool, the Oregon CONSORT STRICTA Instrument (OCSI), and its application to acupuncture RCTs, across all conditions, published in the ten-year period following the October, 1997 NIH Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture [35]. Our aims were to () develop a comprehensive quality of reporting assessment instrument based on two existing guidelines for clinical trial reporting, () examine mean scores per question, to inform the acupuncture research community as to which research design items are most often poorly reported or omitted, and () examine the overall scores per trial, to provide an indication of whether the quality of reporting in acupuncture RCTs has been improving over time. The development and application of OCSI have been presented in preliminary form [36].

RCTs included for assessment met the following criteria: () publication date from November 1997 through October 2007; () prospective, randomized controlled trial; () human subjects; () English language; () full publication; () treatment with filiform acupuncture needles using manual and/or electrostimulation; () comparator/control group consisted of no treatment, a sham procedure, or usual biomedical care. Usual biomedical care was defined a priori as interventions usual and customary to biomedical conditions. These interventions were categorized as educational, behavioral, physical, or pharmaceutical. RCTs were excluded if acupuncture points were stimulated by means other than filiform needles, for example, ear tacks, intradermal needles, TENS, or laser.

Databases that were searched to identify articles included MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Alt HealthWatch, AMED, University of Maryland CAMPAIN, and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine library database, which includes 16 non-MEDLINE journals of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. In addition, hand searches were performed of the reference lists from the WHO report on controlled clinical trials of acupuncture [37] and from 71 systematic reviews of acupuncture published between October 1997 and October 2007.

An initial search of the literature identified 410 RCTs that appeared to meet the inclusion criteria. Further review of the papers excluded 77 trials for reasons ranging from trials that were duplicate publications to trials that compared two forms of acupuncture. Inclusion criteria, including publication date from November 1997 through October 2007, were met by 333 acupuncture RCTs (Appendix B). These trials represented 27 countries with China accounting for the largest share (; 23.4%). Trials from the top five countries combined, including China, United States, Germany, Sweden, and United Kingdom, totaled 237 (71.2%) (Table 2). Asian countries other than China accounted for 26 (6.9%) trials. No attempt was made to determine how many RCTs were excluded on the basis of non-English language publication.

Passi's first solo album, Les tentations, was released in 1997, and it sold 450,000 copies. The project Bisso na Bisso (meaning 'Just between ourselves' in Lingala, Congo's most widely spoken language), was a collective of French hip hop artists with African origins. It included names such as Ärsenik, and he released their album Racines in 1999. That same year, Passi released his second solo album, Genèse.

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