sham therapy

sham therapy

Treatment that has no known therapeutic effect. Such treatment may be employed by clinical researchers who are trying to determine whether another intervention will be more effective than doing nothing. Sham therapies are also sometimes used by people engaging in health care fraud.
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Results of the double-blind, placebo-controlled study comparing eTNS to sham therapy for 43 adult patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder were reported by Dr.
In this double-blind, randomized controlled trial, subjects with MDD received either active or sham therapy utilizing stimulation parameters previously used in NeuroSigmaC funded clinical trials at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Another possibility is that sham therapy, applied 90 degrees perpendicular to the primary motor cortex, may also have had some kind of unexpected effect on pain perception.
physical therapy incorporating manual therapy, exercise, patient education, and in some cases use of an assistive device for walking, failed to lessen pain or improve function in hip osteoarthritis beyond what was achieved with a sham therapy, according to a report.
The 77 women randomized to endometrial scratching reported significantly higher pain scores during the procedure than did the 79 women given the sham therapy.
There were 10 studies that compared acupuncture to comparison groups receiving sham therapy (nonintervention), usual care, or education.
Many more recent clinical studies for the effectiveness of other agents in MS have shown that many patients show some level of improvements once they are enrolled in a study, independent of whether they are treated with active or sham therapy.
The primary endpoint for the trial was the change in depressive symptoms among subjects receiving eTNS versus those receiving sham therapy after the first six weeks.
She reported on 38 TBI patients in their early 20s who were randomized to eight 40-minute sessions of acupressure or sham therapy using placebo acupoints, with all sessions being provided by the same highly experienced acupressurist.
Sham Therapy for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB): Secondary Analysis of the SUmiT Trial" presented by Kenneth M.
In the double-blind pivotal trial, the 191 patients were randomized to active or sham therapy.