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Clinical observations on postoperative vomiting treated by auricular acupuncture.
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PMID:  12943178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied the effect of auricular acupuncture on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). One hundred female patients undergoing transabdominal hysterectomy were entered into the study. The patients were divided into two groups (auricular acupuncture treatment group and non-treatment group) in order to test the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture. There was no significant difference in age, weight, height or duration of anesthesia among the two groups of patients. There was a significant difference between the control and auricular acupuncture treatment groups in the incidence of vomiting 12 hours after surgery (68% and 30%, respectively, p < 0.01). No noteworthy side effects from treatment were observed. Auricular acupuncture is effective in reducing vomiting following transabdominal hysterectomy in female patients.
Yongsuk Kim; Chang-Whan Kim; Keon-Sik Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of Chinese medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0192-415X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Chin. Med.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-28     Completed Date:  2004-01-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901431     Medline TA:  Am J Chin Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, KyungHee University, #1 Hoegi-dong Dongdaemoon-gu, Seoul 130-702, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture, Ear* / methods
Anesthesia, General / adverse effects*
Chi-Square Distribution
Hysterectomy / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting / prevention & control*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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