Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Effects of Electroacupuncture on Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Patients with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Single-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 4

Effect of electroacupuncture on lower urinary symptoms and prostate specific antigen in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia.

 EG ( )CG ( ) value

 Baseline .276
 3 weeks .640
 6 weeks .932
 Baseline-3weeks .314
 Baseline-6weeks .175
PSA (ng/mL)
 Baseline .589
 6 weeks .573
 Baseline-6 weeks .573

Data present as mean ± standard deviation; EG: electroacupuncture group; CG: sham electroacupuncture group; IPSS: international prostate symptom score; PSA: prostate-specific antigen; Baseline: before electroacupuncture; 3 weeks: at finishing 3 consecutive weeks total six times electroacupuncture; 6 weeks: at finishing 6 consecutive weeks total twelve times electroacupuncture; Baseline-3 weeks: the difference between baseline and at 3 weeks; Baseline-6 weeks: the difference between baseline and at 6 weeks.

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