Pilot study of acupuncture’s antispasmodic effect on upper gastrointestinal tract during endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer: Controlled clinical trial

Masao Suzuki, Naoto Ishizaki, Takumi Kayo, Taiga Furuta, Ryo Igarashi, Takumi Maki, Koki Hoshi, Akane Yamabe, Mariko Fujisawa, Akira Funakubo, Tadamichi Mitsuma, Atsushi Irisawa, Goro Shibukawa

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Abstract

A prospective study was conducted in patients with early-stage gastric cancer to determine the efficacy and safety of acupuncture stimulation as an antispasmodic compared with conventional medication during the procedure of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of the upper gastrointestinal tract. This study was a prospective single blinded quasi-randomized controlled trial. Seventy-three patients who were scheduled to undergo ESD for gastric cancer at Aizu Medical Center between 19 February 2016 and 30 June 2016 were assessed for eligibility for the study. Sixty out of 73 patients were included in the study and assigned into two intervention groups: medication group (MG) and acupuncture group (AG). Ease of the procedure was evaluated using modified NIWA classification (MNC) by endoscopist considering the frequency and amplitude of the upper gastrointestinal peristalsis. For the statistical analysis, Mann–Whitney test was used to compare the differences of MNC values (baseline and end of procedure) between two groups. The difference of MNC found in the AG (−2.00 (−3.0 to −2.0)) was significantly greater than that in the MG (−1.00 (−2.0 to −1.0), p < 0.0001, Mann–Whitney test). We consider that acupuncture to the abdomen could be an alternative antispasmodic method during upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3050
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume10
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Acupuncture
  • Antispasmodic
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • Upper gastrointestinal tract

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