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Research Article

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

Table 4

Multiple linear regression analysis.

VariableCoefficient Bt95% CI for B value

Independent predictors of time to flatus
 EA (yes = 1, no = 0)−0.535−12.343[−1.288, −0.934]<0.001
 Laparoscopic (yes = 1, no = 0)−0.121−2.753[−0.507, −0.084]0.006
 Operation time (min)0.1583.511[0.001, 0.004]0.001

Independent predictors of time to defecation
 EA (yes = 1, no = 0)−0.51−11.951[−1.425, −1.022]<0.001
 Laparoscopic (yes = 1, no = 0)−0.167−3.851[−0.699, −0.212]<0.001
 Sex (male = 1, female = 0)−0.102−2.134[−0.480, −0.020]0.033
 Operation time (min)0.2455.516[0.003, 0.006]<0.001

Independent predictors of independent walk
 EA (yes = 1, no = 0)−0.169−4.028[−0.511, −0.176]<0.001
 Laparoscopic (yes = 1, no = 0)−0.197−4.665[−0.674, −0.274]<0.001
 Sex (male = 1, female = 0)−0.12−2.58[−0.443, −0.060]0.01
 Age0.3378.011[0.025, 0.041]<0.001
 Operation time (min)0.2946.571[0.003, 0.006]<0.001

Independent predictors of hospital stay
 EA (yes = 1, no = 0)−0.21−4.493[−3.722, −1.456]<0.001
 Laparoscopic (yes = 1, no = 0)−0.171−3.615[−3.838, −1.134]<0.001
 Operation time (min)0.2645.428[0.017, 0.036]<0.001
 Intraoperative blood transfusion (yes = 1, no = 0)0.151.875[0.0139, 5.840]0.062

EA: electroacupuncture.

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