Electro-acupuncture as a peroperative analgesic method and its effects on implantation rate and neuropeptide Y concentrations in follicular fluid.

@article{StenerVictorin2003ElectroacupunctureAA,
  title={Electro-acupuncture as a peroperative analgesic method and its effects on implantation rate and neuropeptide Y concentrations in follicular fluid.},
  author={Elisabet Stener-Victorin and Urban Waldenstr{\"o}m and Matts F. Wikland and Lars Nilsson and Leif H{\"a}gglund and Thomas Lundeberg},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={
          1454-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND In a previous study on the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) in combination with a paracervical block (PCB) as an analgesic method during oocyte aspiration in IVF treatment, EA appeared to increase the pregnancy rate. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that EA as an analgesic during oocyte aspiration would result in: (i) a better IVF pregnancy rate than with alfentanil; (ii) peroperative analgesia that was as good as that produced by alfentanil; (iii) less postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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