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Clinical observation on severe acute pancreatitis treated with electroacupuncture at Dachangshu(BL 25) and Shangjuxu(ST 37) combined with ulinastatin
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Pages: 132-136
Year: Issue:  2
Journal: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Keyword:  severe acute pancreatitiselectroacupuncturePoint BL 25(Dachangshu)Point ST 37(Shangjuxu)TNF-αIL-6amylase;
Abstract: Objective To observe the clinical therapeutic effects on severe acute pancreatitis(SAP)treated with electroacupuncture(EA),sparse-dense wave and 2 Hz/15 Hz,at Dachangshu(BL 25)and Shangjuxu(ST 37)assisting ulinastetin and explore the effective therapeutic method for SAP.Methods A total of 120 patients of SAP were randomized into an observation group and a control group,60 cases in each one.In the control group,the routine western medicine was adopted with the intravenous drip with ulinastatin.In the observation group,on the basis of the treatment as the control group,EA was applied at Dachangshu(BL 25)and Shangjuxu(ST 37).The treatment was given once every day,20 min each time.The treatment was 2 weeks in the two groups.The recovery time of defecation,the recovery time of bowel sound,the remission time of abdominal pain and the hospitalization time were recorded in the patients of the two groups.The changes in the tumor necrosis factor alpha than 81.7%(49/60)in the control group(P<0.05).There were 1 case of surgical transfer and 0 case in ICU transfer in the observation group,3 cases of surgical transfer and 2 cases in ICU transfer in the control group,indicating the significant differences between the two groups(both P<0.05).Conclusion EA at Dachangshu(BL 25)and Shangjuxu(ST 37)displays the satisfactory accessory therapeutic effects on SAP treated with ulinastatin.
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