AcuTrials

Acupuncture as an adjunct for sedation during lithotripsy

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Title

Acupuncture as an adjunct for sedation during lithotripsy

Journal Publication

J Altern Complement Med

Date

2007

volume

13(2)

pages

241-246

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Anesthesia and Analgesia
Preprocedural Anxiety
Intraprocedural Analgesia
Acu + Usual Care Versus Sham + Usual Care
Auricular Acupuncture
Electroacupuncture
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Superficial Needling Depth
Verum Acupoint Control

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a combination of auricular and body acupuncture is effective as an adjunct for the preprocedural anxiety and pain management in patients undergoing lithotripsy procedures. DESIGN: Randomized controlled study. SETTING AND LOCATION: Lithotripsy suite located at the Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT. SUBJECTS: Adult patients who were scheduled to receive elective lithotripsy procedures. INTERVENTIONS: Acupuncture group: Preprocedural auricular acupuncture intervention combined with intraprocedural electroacupuncture stimulation (n = 29); Sham control group: Preprocedural sham auricular acupuncture intervention combined with intraprocedural sham electroacupuncture stimulation (n = 27). OUTCOMES MEASUREMENT: Preprocedural anxiety, intraprocedural alfentanil consumption, visual analogue scale for pain. RESULTS: Patients in the acupuncture group were less anxious preprocedure than those in the Sham Control Group 32 (29-34) versus 40 (35-45) (p = 0.029). Similarly, patients in the Acupuncture Group used a lesser amount of alfentanil than those in the sham control group (p = 0.040). The adjustable alfentanil consumption as expressed by median rate of alfentanil consumption of 1 (0.6-1.6) microg kg(-1) minute(-1) in the acupuncture group was lower than that of 1.5 (0.9-2.3) microg kg(-1) minute(-1) in the sham control group. Patients in the Acupuncture group also reported lower pain scores on admission to the recovery room (p = 0.014). CONCLUSIONS: A combination of auricular and body acupuncture can be used as an adjunct treatment to decrease preprocedural anxiety and intraprocedural analgesia in patients undergoing lithotripsy.

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Date of Input: 12/16/2014; Date Modified: 12/16/2014; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Anesthesia and Analgesia; Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8041, USA. shu-ming.wang@yale.edu; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=17388767

Time in Treatment

1 Day

has study population number

56

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