Acupuncture in the treatment of renal colic

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Title

Acupuncture in the treatment of renal colic

Author(s)

Date

1992

volume

147(1)

pages

16-18

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

A prospective randomized study was performed to compare the effect of acupuncture and intramuscular Avafortan injection in the treatment of renal colic. Our results showed that acupuncture is as effective in relieving renal colic as Avafortan but it had a more rapid analgesic onset (3.14 +/- 2.88 minutes versus 15.44 +/- 7.55 minutes, p less than 0.05). Of the patients in the Avafortan group 7 (43.8%) had side effects, including skin rash in 3, tachycardia in 2, drowsiness in 1 and facial flush in 1. No side effects were noted in the acupuncture group. During 2 hours of observation acupuncture and Avafortan seemed to be ineffective in promoting stone passage. However, patients receiving Avafortan treatment were more likely to have paralytic ileus. In summary, acupuncture can be a good alternative for the treatment of renal colic

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Frequency of Treatment

N/A

Time in Treatment

1 Day

has health condition studied

Urologic Diseases

has study population number

38

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