Acupuncture to Prevent Postoperative Bowel Paralysis (Paralytic Ileus)

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Status and phase

Terminated
Phase 2

Conditions

Ileus
Neoplasms

Treatments

Procedure: Acupuncture

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

NIH

Identifiers

NCT00065234
ChiangJ
R21AT001065-01A1

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine if acupuncture is effective in preventing prolonged postoperative paralysis of the gastrointestinal tract among patients undergoing colostomy/ileostomy closure.

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Previous surgical cancer treatment with ileostomy/colostomy, now scheduled for closure
  • Hospital admission must be same day as surgery

Exclusion criteria

  • Incapacitating disease
  • Concurrent herbal or laxative use
  • Use of Heparin or Coumadin
  • Upper or lower extremity deformities
  • Chronic constipation prior to cancer diagnosis
  • History of cerebrovascular accident or spinal cord injury
  • Chronic pain that has been treated with any form of major opioid or weak opioids (=/> 30mg/24 hours)
  • Pacemaker or metal implants
  • Concurrent alternative medicine/herbal use

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

Trial contacts and locations

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