This study will aim to assess the effectiveness of the rehabilitation training (RT) combined acupuncture for the treatment of patients with neurogenic bladder (NB) secondary to the spinal cord injury (SCI).

We will conduct a comprehensive literature search from the following databases from the inceptions to the present with no language limitation: PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, SinoMed, Web of Science, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, VIP, WANGFANG, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. Additionally, we will also search gray literature, including dissertations and conference proceedings. RevMan V.5.3 software will be used for the study selection, assessment of bias of bias, and data synthesis.

This study will synthesize the available evidence of RT combined with acupuncture for NB secondary to SCI, including episodes of urinary incontinence, urinary retention, urinary tract infection, bladder overactivity, quality of life, and adverse events.

This study will determine whether RT combined acupuncture is an effective and safety therapy for NB secondary to SCI.

PROSPERO CRD42019146127.

Medicine. 2019 Sep [Epub]

Gui-Fen Yang, Di Sun, Xin-Hua Wang, Li Chong, Fang Luo, Cheng-Bing Fang

Department of Rehabilitation, Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province., Department of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Xinhua Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, China.