Acupuncture is a feasible treatment for post-thoracotomy pain: Results of a prospective pilot trial Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • General Surgery
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • The rate of data completion met our predefined criterion for determining a randomized trial to be feasible (at least 75% of patients tolerated the intervention and provided evaluable data). This novel intervention is acceptable to patients undergoing thoracotomy and does not interfere with standard preoperative care. There was no evidence of important adverse events. We are now testing the hypothesis that acupuncture significantly adds to standard perioperative pain management in a randomized trial.

publication date

  • May 3, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1481535

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1471-2253-6-5

PubMed ID

  • 16672065

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 5

volume

  • 6