Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2021 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Perioperative Electroacupuncture Can Accelerate the Recovery of Gastrointestinal Function in Cancer Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy or Gastrectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 2

EA outcome.

Variable (d, mean, SD)Time to first flatus (day)Time to first defecation (day)
EA group (n = 201)Control group (n = 184) valueEA group (n = 201)Control group (n = 184) value

Total3.0 ± 0.74.1 ± 1.0<0.0014.2 ± 0.95.4 ± 1.2<0.001
Op surg3.1 ± 0.74.2 ± 1.1<0.0014.3 ± 0.95.5 ± 1.2<0.001
La surg2.8 ± 0.73.9 ± 0.9<0.0013.9 ± 0.95.1 ± 1.1<0.001
LG2.0 ± 1.03.2 ± 0.80.1163.3 ± 1.23.8 ± 0.80.528
PG3.1 ± 0.73.8 ± 1.00.0154.2 ± 0.85.2 ± 1.40.015
TG3.0 ± 0.64.5 ± 0.8<0.0014.3 ± 0.75.8 ± 1.0<0.001
DG(B–I)2.9 ± 0.93.7 ± 1.20.0513.6 ± 1.04.9 ± 1.40.012
DG (B-II)3.0 ± 0.74.6 ± 0.9<0.0014.1 ± 0.95.3 ± 0.9<0.001
PD3.4 ± 0.75.3 ± 1.1<0.0015.0 ± 0.77.0 ± 1.2<0.001
IORT3.1 ± 0.64.2 ± 0.8<0.0014.4 ± 0.75.5 ± 0.9<0.001
DP2.9 ± 0.63.4 ± 1.00.1573.7 ± 0.64.4 ± 0.70.007

EA: electroacupuncture; Op: open; La: laparoscopy; LG: local gastrectomy; PG: proximal gastrectomy; TG: total gastrectomy; DG: distal gastrectomy; PD: pancreaticoduodenectomy; IORT: intraoperative radiation therapy; DP: distal pancreatectomy

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