Clinical analysis for the acupuncture treatment in 42 cases of gouty renal damage

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Title

Clinical analysis for the acupuncture treatment in 42 cases of gouty renal damage

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Journal Publication

Date

2004

volume

24(3)

pages

185-187

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on gouty renal damage. METHOD: 72 cases of gouty renal damage were randomly divided into a treatment group of 42 cases and a control group of 30 cases to observe the therapeutic effects and the changes in 24-hour urinary protein content, blood creatinine, uric acid and urea nitrogen in blood before treatment and one month after treatment. RESULTS: The total effective rate in the treatment group reached 95.24%, which was remarkably higher than 63.33% in the control group. After one month of treatment, the indexes were found reduced in both groups, but the reduction rate in the treatment group was obviously superior to that in the control group. CONCLUSION: The patients with repeated attacks of gout may have a higher possibility to suffer from renal damage. Therefore, attention should be paid to its early diagnosis and treatment. Acupuncture may exert good therapeutic effects on early gout complicated with renal damage by adjusting the metabolism and improving the renal function

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Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

1.5 Weeks

has health condition studied

Urologic Diseases

has study population number

72

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