Electroacupuncture attenuates bone cancer pain and inhibits spinal interleukin-1 beta expression in a rat model.

@article{Zhang2007ElectroacupunctureAB,
  title={Electroacupuncture attenuates bone cancer pain and inhibits spinal interleukin-1 beta expression in a rat model.},
  author={Rui-xin Zhang and Aihui Li and Bing Liu and Linbo Wang and Ke Ren and J Qiao and Brian M. Berman and Lixing Lao},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={105 5},
  pages={1482-8, table of contents}
}
BACKGROUND Although pain affects the quality of life of cancer patients, current medical treatments are either ineffective or have side effects. In the present study we investigated the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on cancer-induced hyperalgesia and expression of interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), upregulation of which is related to the maintenance of persistent pain, in a rat model of bone cancer pain. METHODS Cancer was induced by injecting AT-3.1 prostate cancer cells into the tibia of… CONTINUE READING
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