Randomised, controlled study of preoperative electroacupuncture for postoperative pain control after cardiac surgery.

@article{Coura2011RandomisedCS,
  title={Randomised, controlled study of preoperative electroacupuncture for postoperative pain control after cardiac surgery.},
  author={Luiz Eduardo Faria Coura and Cl{\'a}udia Hideco Uratsuka Manoel and Robinson Poffo and Antonio Bedin and Glauco Adrieno Westphal},
  journal={Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          16-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study aims to evaluate the effects of preoperative electroacupuncture (EA) on the need for opioids in the postoperative stage of conventional cardiac surgery. METHODS A prospective, randomised and controlled study was conducted at Unimed Hospital Centre in Joinville, SC, Brazil. The day before the surgery, 32 patients undergoing cardiac surgery were randomised into two groups: patients from the treatment group received preoperative EA at bilateral points (LI4-LI11, LR3-ST36… CONTINUE READING

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