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Author Feng, Q.; Fu, Y.; Chen, C.; Xing, M.; Ha, L.; Zhao, J.; Chen, Y.
Title Quantity-effect relationship of electroacupuncture for urge incontinence: a multicenter randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
Year 2012 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci
Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 49-53
Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Urologic Diseases; Urinary Incontinence; Urgency; Acu Versus Usual Care; Electroacupuncture; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical
Abstract Objective: To investiage the quantity-effect relationship of electroacupuncture in treating urge incontinence (Ul).Methods: A clincial mutlicenter randomized controlled trial was carried out. One hundred and ninety-nine UI patients meeting the inclusion criteria were randomly allocated, at a ratio of 2:1, to acupunture and medication groups. The acupunture group of 199 patients was treated with electroacupuncture plus manual acupuncture, and the medication group of 68 patients was treated with oral administration of Tolterodine Tartrate tablets. Results: The total scores of international consultation on incontinence questionnaire-short form (ICIQ-SF) score plus the international prostatic symptom score (I-PSS) were significantly lower in both groups at each follow-up visit (after 3,6, and 9 treatments) than before treatment. The effect was accumulated with an increase in the number of treatments. The improving effect was significantly better at each follow-up visit in the acupuncture group than that in the medication group (P<0.05). Conclution: The improvemnt degree of urinary symptoms and the number of treatments are positvely correlated in the treatment of UI by electroacupuncture plus manual acupuncture and by oral administration of Tolterodine Tartrate tablets. Acupuncture has a more marked effect.
Address Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, P.R. China
Language Number of Treatments 9
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 199
Time in Treatment 2.5 Weeks Condition Urinary Incontinence
Disease Category Urologic Diseases OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 318
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