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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Krychman and colleagues conducted the first randomized controlled study comparing monopolar radiofrequency at the vaginal introitus with sham therapy for vaginal laxity in 174 premenopausal women, known as the VIVEVE I trial.
The control group participated in four weeks of sham therapy using a nonreflecting mirror five times each week for 30 minutes in addition to conventional therapy.
In a news release, the FDA said it examined the results of two studies of patients with diabetes who received usual DFU care along with either the shock-wave therapy or a sham therapy.
In a news release, the FDA said it examined the results of two studies of patients with diabetes who received usual DFU care along with either the shock wave therapy or a sham therapy. A total of 336 patients took part in the multicenter, randomized, double-blind studies.
Twelve studies used sham coil as a means [18,29,31-35,44,46,47,49,50] to setup the sham controlled group; in the remaining studies, the coil was rotated 45, 90, or 180 degrees to achieve the effect of sham therapy, but in George et al., how the sham stimulus control was achieved was not specified.
Researchers randomized the group to receive either conventional care (CC; antibiotic treatment only), OMT and antibiotic therapy, or light-touch sham therapy with antibiotics.
The SIESTA (Study Investigating the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Acupressure versus sham therapy for improving sleep quality in patients with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis) study was an investigator-initiated, multicenter, prospective, 1: 1 randomized, single-blind, sham-controlled, parallel design trial.
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.
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. No major fetal malformations were reported by the women.
There were 10 studies that compared acupuncture to comparison groups receiving sham therapy (nonintervention), usual care, or education.