Transcutaneous electroacupuncture alleviates postoperative ileus after gastrectomy: A randomized clinical trial
Kai-Bo Chen, Di-Ke Shi, Yi-Xiong Zheng, Xiao-Li Jin, Zhi-Wei Wu, Hang Zhang, Li Chen, Yi-Huang, Department of General Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310000, Zhejiang Province, China
Yi-Qiao Lu, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province, China
Jian-De Chen, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224, United States
Zhi-Hui Huang, Department of Gastroenterology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310016, Zhejiang Province, China
Zhe-Fang Wang, Department of General, Visceral and Cancer Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne 50937, Germany
Wei-Dong Zhang, Department of Thyroid Surgery, Ningbo No. 2 Hospital, Ningbo 315000, Zhejiang Province, China
Guo-Ping Zhang, Department of Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310000, Zhejiang Province, China
Ying-Hao Jiang, Department of General Surgery, First People’s Hospital of Wenling, Taizhou 317500, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Chen KB, Lu YQ, Chen JD, Chen L, Shi DK and Huang ZH designed and established the study process; Chen KB, Lu YQ, Chen L and Shi DK performed the study, collected and analyzed the data and wrote and revised the manuscript; Wang ZF, Huang Y, Wu ZW and Jiang YH contributed to patient recruitment and performing the study; Zheng YX assisted with protocol development and patient management; Zhang GP assisted with acupuncture techniques; Chen KB and Lu YQ contributed equally to this research.
Supported by Zhejiang Provincial Chinese Medicine Scientific Research Fund, No. 2017ZA085.
Institutional review board statement: Institutional review board of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine passed ethics for this research (No. 2013-051-C01).
Informed consent statement: Informed consents were obtained from all participates.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
Open-Access: This article is an open-access article which was selected by an in-house editor and fully peer-reviewed by external reviewers. It is distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Correspondence to: Li Chen, MD, Professor, Department of General Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, 88 Jie-fang Road, Hangzhou 310000, Zhejiang Province, China. email@example.com
Received: November 14, 2017
Peer-review started: November 15, 2017
First decision: December 8, 2017
Revised: December 9, 2017
Accepted: February 5, 2018
Article in press: February 6, 2018
Published online: February 27, 2018