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Acupoint stimulation for postoperative ileus  following gastrointestinal surgery

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Ling Shu Wang,

    Corresponding author
    1. First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Clinical Research Center, Harbin, China
    • Ling Shu Wang, Clinical Research Center, First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, 26 Heping Lu, Harbin, China. lsjwlsy@yahoo.com.cn.

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  • Jian Ping Liu,

    1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
    2. University of Tromso, National Research Centre in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM), Tromso, Norway
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  • Mei Han,

    1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
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  • Xun Li

    1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The main objective of this review is to examine whether acupoint stimulation in patients undergoing open or laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery can reduce the time of post-operative ileus and promote recovery. 
This review will also consider the impact of intervention on the restoration of bowel function for passing flatus and the amount of faeces.