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Abstract

Background: Postoperative pain resulting from surgical trauma is a significant challenge for healthcare providers. Opioid analgesics are commonly used to treat postoperative pain; however, these drugs are associated with a number of undesirable side effects. Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture and acupuncture-related techniques in treating postoperative pain. Data Source: MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases were searched until Sep 30, 2014. Study Eligibility Criteria: Randomized controlled trials of adult subjects (≥ 18 years) who had undergone surgery and who had received acupuncture, electroacupuncture, or acupoint electrical stimulation for managing acute post-operative pain were included.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0150367
JournalPLoS One
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016

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Acupuncture
acupuncture
systematic review
Pain Management
Postoperative Pain
meta-analysis
Meta-Analysis
pain
Electroacupuncture
Acupuncture Points
Information Storage and Retrieval
MEDLINE
Health Personnel
Surgery
Opioid Analgesics
Electric Stimulation
Libraries
narcotics
Randomized Controlled Trials
Databases

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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The efficacy of acupuncture in post-operative pain management : A systematic review and meta-analysis. / Wu, Ming Shun; Chen, Kee Hsin; Chen, I. Fan; Huang, Shihping Kevin; Tzeng, Pei Chuan; Yeh, Mei Ling; Lee, Fei Peng; Lin, Jaung Geng; Chen, Chiehfeng.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 11, No. 3, e0150367, 01.03.2016.

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Wu, Ming Shun ; Chen, Kee Hsin ; Chen, I. Fan ; Huang, Shihping Kevin ; Tzeng, Pei Chuan ; Yeh, Mei Ling ; Lee, Fei Peng ; Lin, Jaung Geng ; Chen, Chiehfeng. / The efficacy of acupuncture in post-operative pain management : A systematic review and meta-analysis. In: PLoS One. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 3.
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