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Author (up) Da, N.; Wang, X.; Liu, H.; Xu, X.; Jin, X.; Chen, C.; Zhu, D.; Bai, J.; Zhang, X.; Zou, Y.; Hu, G.; Zhang, J. url  doi
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  Title The Effectiveness of Electroacupuncture for Functional Constipation: A Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 1-5  
  Keywords Gastrointestinal Diseases; Constipation; RCT; Acu Versus Sham; Electroacupuncture; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Superficial Needling Depth; Near Verum Acupoint Control; Sham Electroacupuncture  
  Abstract Background. Electroacupuncture (EA) has been reported to treat functional constipation (FC). The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of EA with different needle insertion method for FC. Methods. Sixty-seven participants were randomly assigned to control (EA with shallow puncture) and EA (with deep puncture) groups. Every patient received 5 treatments per week in the first two weeks, then 3 treatments per week during the following six weeks. Complete spontaneous bowel movements (CSBM), spontaneous bowel movements (SBM), Bristol stool scores (BSS), and Patient Assessment of Constipation Quality of Life (PAC-QOL) were assessed. Results. Both shallow and deep EA significantly increased CSBM frequency compared to the baseline. CSBM was increased from 0.50 ± 0.59/wk to 2.00 ± 1.67/wk with deep EA and from 0.48 ± 0.59/wk to 1.33 ± 1.09/wk with shallow EA (P < 0.05, resp.). Similar finding was noted in SBM. Deep EA was more potent than shallow EA (P < 0.05) during the treatment period. No difference was found on BSS and PAC-QOL between two groups. Conclusion. It is effective and safe with EA to treat FC. Studies with large sample size and long-term observation are needed for further investigation.  
  Address Second Clinic Medical School, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210000, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 28  
  Treatment Follow-up 20 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 67  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Constipation
  Disease Category Gastrointestinal Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1883  
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