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A Case Report of Long-term Acupuncture Treatment in Bortezomib Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Acupuncture
  • Volume 32, Issue 4,  2015, pp.208-212
  • Publisher : Society for Meridian and Acupoint
  • DOI : 10.14406/acu.2015.024
 Title & Authors
A Case Report of Long-term Acupuncture Treatment in Bortezomib Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Kim, So Yeon; Choi, Jun Yong; Yun, Young Ju; Park, Seong Ha; Han, Chang Woo;
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 Abstract
Objectives : We present a successful administration of acupuncture in alleviating persistant peripheral neuropathy due to bortezomib, a potent therapeutic agent of mutlple myeloma. Methods : A patient, experiencing numbness, coldness, tingling and weakness in her feet and hands after bortezomib treatment, was administered acupuncture for 32 weeks, 3 times/week for first 4 weeks and 2 times/week the last 28 weeks, in bilateral acupuncture points, ST36, ST40, EX-LE10, LI11, TE5, and EX-UE9. Responses were assessed at the end of every 4 weeks with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group(ECOG) grading system, National Cancer Institute - Common Toxicity Criteria(NCIC-CTC) v4.0, Numeric Rating Scale(NRS) 0-10, and Neuropathy Pain Scale (NPS). Results : ECOG was improved from 2 to 1, NCIC-CTC from 2 to 1, NRS from 8 to 1, and NPS from 41 to 5 through 32 weeks of acupuncture treatment. Conclusions : It is conceivable that acupuncture can be a help to relieve bortezomib induced peripheral neuropathy.
 Keywords
acupuncture;bortezomib;peripheral neuropathy;multiple myeloma;
 Language
Korean
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