Clinical observation on the acupuncture treatment in patients with urinary retention after radical hysterectomy

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Clinical observation on the acupuncture treatment in patients with urinary retention after radical hysterectomy

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Journal Publication

Date

2011

Research Type

RCT

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To observe the acupuncture therapy effect on the urinary retention after radical: hysterectomy. METHODS: Eighty cases of urinary retention after radical hysterectomy were randomly assigned to: the treatment group and control group according to the random number table method, 40 cases in each group. From the 15th day post operation, the patients in the two groups started to be treated and 7 days as a course with 5 days treatment and 2 days interval. The treatment group applied acupuncture with modalities of common needling on Zusanli (ST36) bilaterally, electroacupuncture on Sanyinjiao (SP6), Shuidao (ST28), and Scalp Reproduction Area bilaterally, moxibustion on Shenque (CV8). The control group applied acupoint injection with vitamin B(12), and Sanyinjiao and Zusanli were selected. Take turns on both sides. The courses for the recovery, of bladder function and residual urine volume for those who had voluntary micturition more than 200 mL after the fi rst and second course of treatment were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: Within 1 course and 2: courses of treatment, the patients with bladder function recovery in the treatment group were 21 (21/40) and 36 (36/40), and those in the control group were 12 (12/40) and 29 (29/40), both with a signifi cant difference (P<0.05). After the first course and second course, residual urine volume for those who had voluntary micturition more than 200 mL in the treatment group was 91.7+/-17.5 mL and 93.5+/-15.5 mL, in the control group 102.4+/-13.7 mL and 102.5+/-15.7 mL, both with a signifi cant difference (P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Combination of acupuncture: modalities was better than acupoint injection for the recovery of bladder function in urinary retention after radical hysterectomy. It would shorten the course of treatment and get a better recovery, decrease urinary retention cases of refractoriness, and extending the treatment could raise the healing rate of urinary retention.

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Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

2 Weeks

has health condition studied

Urologic Diseases

has study population number

80

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